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Anything that can go wrong usually does go wrong. I drove up to my favorite little creek this morning. I usually have a good time up there, but not today. Every time I put a fly on the end of my tippet I would end up with a mess. I tried a Purple Haze, I hooked my vest. Had to cut it off so I tried a different fly. That ended up tangled also.

Tried a grasshopper. No go. I then tried my two nymph set up. Ended up with a birds nest after two casts. Cut it off and retied. That seemed to take forever. I finally got that tied up. But I said to hell with this hole. I drove down stream to the next spot. Tried the purple haze again. Caught every thing except getting the fly in the water. I stopped for a bite to eat.

After eating I said to hell with this. It was all going wrong. So I pulled up and went home. I usually don't fish weekends. But I went out today because of the nice weather. 78 today. I was the only one on 15 miles of this creek. I saw nobody else out. They are running underground cable up the road. So they are playing on the road. There are two new bridges over the creek. I didn't even take any pictures today, that's how pissed off I was.
 
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Anything that can go wrong usually does go wrong. I drove up to my favorite little creek this morning. I usually have a good time up there, but not today. Every time I put a fly on the end of my tippet I would end up with a mess. I tried a Purple Haze, I hooked my vest. Had to cut it off so I tried a different fly. That ended up tangled also.

Tried a grasshopper. No go. I then tried my two nymph set up. Ended up with a birds nest after two casts. Cut it off and retied. That seemed to take forever. I finally got that tied up. But I said to hell with this hole. I drove down stream to the next spot. Tried the purple haze again. Caught every thing except getting the fly in the water. I stopped for a bite to eat.

After eating I said to hell with this. It was all going wrong. So I pulled up and went home. I usually don't fish weekends. But I went out today because of the nice weather. 78 today. I was the only one on 15 miles of this creek. I saw nobody else out. They are running underground cable up the road. So they are playing on the road. There are two new bridges over the creek. I didn't even take any pictures today, that's how pissed off I was.
Sounds a lot like my day at work, but with better scenery, sometimes it pays to just sit down and wait for better karma .
 

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You should have mined for opal's... like we did yesterday. Between fuel, cost to sit on top of the rock pile all day, motel, and food, I figured we're only in the hole $100 :D.
 

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Well Jim, things did not go well here either. I wanted to take my little 4 piece rod out and try casting some of my buggier flies.
Lake looked like labor day week end. People were five deep around the launch site. Guess I will wait till the week day to try them out.


ED: Sunny and 76 here.
 

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Windy today was it?
There was a little wind. Nothing to really make things bad. It kept the bugs off of you. I don't mind the winds here in the summer time. They keep the bugs away and keep you cool. I have yet to use any bug spray yet this year. I guess I don't taste as good as I used to. I think it was all just me today. Once a klutz always a klutz. But I sure had a hard time trying to tie a double surgeon's knot. My fingers wouldn't listen to my brain.
 

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Bet it was a nice place to eat lunch. Fishing is nothing more than an excuse to spend some time in nice places.
My lunch is something I take with me from home. A sandwich or some cold fried Chicken. Some chips and a few dill pickles. I left my beer at home. I should of took some with me. Or a shot of some hard booze. It might of calmed me down.
 
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