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Three day bender....

Started by Woolly Bugger, May 25, 2014, 11:25:04 AM

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Woolly Bugger

Three day bender.

Thursday
One of the bearded wonders was planning a musky/smallie trip with Drifts, and I agreed to go float with them Saturday.
Long range forecast projected early morning clouds with a chance of rain, perfect conditions for an early morning sneak off to the river before work. As I drove up the sun started breaking out through the cloud cover, I knew the fishing would suck, but continued on, 'cause you never know for sure. Ended up spending three hours for one follow, on the second cast and one grab a little later. But it was a good way to burn up most of the day, and it didn't suck as bad as work.

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Friday.
Then the other bearded dude called and wanted to go wading on the New up near Galax, so I met up with him at eight and we got to the river around nine or ten after stopping at a NANO Brewpub in Galax, they weren't open but sold us some beer, at first we were looking at a selection, but settled on a growler of Sweetwater 420. The river had a slight stain and the sky was partly cloudy. I didn't take long to get into some scrappy smallies and we doubled up a short while later. As the clouds cleared the wind kicked up something fierce and the bite shut down. After a beer'thirty break we fishing on and brought a few more to hand and left the water around five. We blamed the slow fishing on the front blowing in.

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Saturday
Well the dude that set up the Saturday float back out, 'cause his boyfriend from Colorado was spending the weekend in town, whatever that means. I scrambled to find a third, but at the last minute it's hard to fill a seat. The drive up to Pembroke took a little longer than anticipated and I arrived about 20 minutes late and I hate being late, but I was able to call Drifts to alert him just before I lost AT&T cell service for the rest of the day. Being well prepared, Drifts resorted to plan "B"eer.  By the tiem we put in the wind had stared to kick up something fierce, blowing up river, the high sided Bolder wanted to go upstream. Somehow we consumed all the beer by 1 o'clock, that would be 9 for the bugger and it's probably for the best that we didn't bring anymore, we did manage to get into a fist fight over the last bud, but no knives or guns were brandished. Smallies were just too small to bother with photos. Just another 18 hour day, let's do it again!

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

May 25, 2014, 12:00:06 PM #1 Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 01:59:50 AM by DAYUMson

LOL. Were you still drunk when you put this reportage together?

Good stuff, Boss.  'c; And Drifts and G-Dog, too!  'c;

And is it my imagination, but there seems to a propensity for more selfies. Has G's photog styling rubbed off on you?


sanjuanwormhatch

Fresh 420 is great.  Even better on the water.  Awesome.


Woolly Bugger

May 25, 2014, 13:07:19 PM #3 Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 02:00:15 AM by DAYUMson
Quote from: Dougfish on May 25, 2014, 12:00:06 PM

LOL. Were you still drunk when you put this reportage together?

Good stuff, Boss.  'c; And Drifts and G-Dog, too!  'c;

And is it my imagination, but there seems to a propensity for more selfies. Has G's photog styling rubbed off on you?

I doubt we were even over .08 drinking that light and lime beer, he'll we didn't get off the water till past 7.  No worries on the drive home, Memorial Day weekend brings out extra HP speed traps and patrols, saw four pulled over on the way up and two on the way back.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

NCsporksman

Finally a farking weekend report....ya'll suck and are gonna make me up and get a damn Mon-Fri jobby  n!n


RiverbumCO

My real name is Chad Farthouse.

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Big J

I like how you don't mention the musky and casually drop drifts musky picture. Good stuff bossman


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Big J on May 25, 2014, 13:51:22 PM

I like how you don't mention the musky and casually drop drifts musky picture. Good stuff bossman

Words can't do it justice even if it was a baby, he did manage to get another one to eat, but he dropped the line while trying to set the hook....

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Al

 'c; 'c; 'c; Kudos on some great photos and nice report.

5x would never let anyone see the flies of the day like you guys do. BTW I hear he is working on a new secret fly but he wouldn't share it until all the fish seen it first. :laugh:


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: troutfanatic on May 25, 2014, 17:16:01 PM

them fish weren't no trouts.

Correct you are sir, I've moved this to the warm water section, my bad

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Transylwader

Better than my weekend (fishing wise). I finally go bust with all three chicks I been running. I'm drinking and going back to the drawing board when I care to...


Michael Toris


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