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It was a beautiful clear sunny day in late June. Hooked up with my
fishing partner John and headed up to our favorite lake. It was already
60 out with highs in the low 80's being forecast. Got to the lake at 10 am
and got rigged up. I was jazzed because this was my first outing with my
new 4 weight rod. The lake was like glass with no one else around. We both
left our jackets on shore as the temps began to rise. The air smelled like
sweet flowers and mud as we headed to one end of the lake. The new
4 weight was a dream to cast...a nice slow action closer to bamboo. I was using a size 14
Adams that was floating quite nicely. John and I were about 20 feet apart
as I cast out the Adams between us to let it sit as we talked. For some
reason we both turned to look at my fly as a very large head with crimson gill
plates rose up and sipped in the Adams. "Thats a hog!" yells John as I gently
lift up the rod tip. The fish made some good strong runs but it wanted to swim to
John and I didn't want to put to much pressure on the light tipet. I told John to
net it, which he did. At this point I'm sweating as John say "24 inches on the button."
The new rod was no longer a virgin.
Dave
 

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Obi, I haven't seen you post for a while.

Are still on the other side?

Yea, Johnny and I held hands
and walked off into the sunset.

Then he farted and ruined the moment.

The end.bawling:
 

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Dave,

I'm still around but live a gypsy-like lifestyle these days. I have enjoyed the luxury of almost living on both sides of the Cascade mountains this summer and fall.

PS. The ending to your story was great.
 

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Great story. You had me hooked when you said temps were rising from the 60's to the 80's. Curious though. What 4 weight rod were you using?
 
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