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The life and death of the TW Special - TR

Started by Transylwader, August 10, 2015, 09:50:39 AM

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Transylwader

I haven't bluelined in what feels like forever.

Listen to the words of this song. Rings home.

With a heavy heart, I type this report...

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Made it up to the divide right at 8am, watched the sun burn off the low lying clouds and fog. Quite a sight to behold.

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A duo of tollgate houses.

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The brookie festival is up that way

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Streams in this area are hurting for water.

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There's life in there

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Definitely coming back to this one in the fall

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Hit a series of 17 creeks, this one is full of these cockroach rubbishes

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Posted but I got the piece of paper signed.

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This creek sucked. I forgot how choked up some of these little Rhodo bishes are. Real tough fishing

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Just as the survey said...salmo trutta stronghold.

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She got vert pretty quick

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Say "aaah" for the dennis.

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We'll call this HOA creek. Once again, I got the paper signed.

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You're gonna need your wisdoms out, ole chap...

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And then...

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2 miles back to the car and ten beers later, I reluctantly strung up the ole fiber glass rawd.

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Fished three creeks in this area, all filled to the brim with these lovelies

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I'll take eight dick inches on the end of the line

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His twin brother

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Sup bray?

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Got a kickass video of this dude, alas, photofuck-it don't allow it to be uploaded. Time to delete that account and suspend payments p;-

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Found a giant. I suspect the dude that lives at the top of the road pellet feeds these punes

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This creek and it's 3 feeders suck bleep. Wasted a good hour fucking around looking for feeding fishes. Loaded with pune rainbows, scratch those four off the list.

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Head out and hit the last three creeks for the day.

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Stop for some wauld burries

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Lose the fish of the weekend in this here pewl 'c;

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Head over to Dylars n get lit

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Drag his ass up a gnarly steep bitch of a creek on the flipside of the mountain

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Wear shorts on a crick for the first time in 4 years

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Watch Dylar catch nayteeve brooks

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A picture is worth a thousand words

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Dead shit

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Blueline snacks

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Sheesh it got dark in that hollow. Rain threatened but the sun eventually came out

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My turn to connect

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Another good'urn

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Crayfish of Hayseus

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I wonder why he didn't catch a fish out of that hole :laugh:

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Head out and take the 5 hours back to Loserburg

Anyone have a rod repairman? I suspect TFO won't fix TW Special. TX built it for my barfday 4 years ago, I don't know how it has lasted so long. I knew he would break, but not now. I am already 5 rods down this year.

PM if you got a contact. I will buy you a case of your beer of choice as "fixers" fee.

Much appreciated

Peace


benben reincarnated

Nice stuff Mike!

Funny you mention that about the last creek getting dark.  I've experienced the same thing there, storm rolled in before high noon one day and you couldn't see shit up in there.  That creek has some major canopy coverage.


bmadd

That is the easiest fix in all of rod fixing.

Good looking weekend TW.


Transylwader

Quote from: bmadd on August 10, 2015, 09:59:09 AM

That is the easiest fix in all of rod fixing.

Talk to me goose.

The ladyfriend used it for the past 4 months and then I take it on a trip n break the fackin thang. We are heading to Mt Mitchell this coming weekend to do some camping and core bluelining. I'd like to get it fixed ASAP. I'll be using the floppy dick glass rod and she would have to use a 8' 3wt which would suck.


Grannyknot

Crayfish looked more like a small lobster.

Nice brookies Mike.

Flea is not the best bassist of all time.

bmadd

From the picture it looks like it broke right at the tip. All you have to do is measure the "new" tip section and buy a replacement tip. Heat up a hot glue stick and put a little in the tip and slide on the rod.

You can try the rod tip you have. Use some hemos to hold the tip top with the loop facing up, and the broken tip section straight down. Try heating up the metal with heat from a heat gun or lighter and see if you can get the glue to loosen and maybe the rod section will fall out (may need a little help unless the glue gets liquid enough to run out).


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: bmadd on August 10, 2015, 10:17:21 AM

From the picture it looks like it broke right at the tip. All you have to do is measure the "new" tip section and buy a replacement tip. Heat up a hot glue stick and put a little in the tip and slide on the rod.

You can try the rod tip you have. Use some hemos to hold the tip top with the loop facing up, and the broken tip section straight down. Try heating up the metal with heat from a heat gun or lighter and see if you can get the glue to loosen and maybe the rod section will fall out (may need a little help unless the glue gets liquid enough to run out).

Rod will be a little shorter, but your use to that!!!  d:b
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

Good stuff, Miguel!  'c;

bmad told you right. Cake repair.


Michael Toris

Do what bmadd said. I've done it before. Works well


croaker

Twader,  you may be able to use the original tip.
Take a drill bit a tad smaller than the hole and slowly
drill out the piece of rod.
-+;
If the tip will slid on the rod end, just
add a drop of glue and use the originanal  tip.
/'/

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Yallerhammer

Cool stuff, and some nice fish. Sux about the rod, but as the others said, should be a fairly easy fix.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

bmadd

WTF do you insert in the tip section of a 5'10 2wt? 


bmadd

Quote from: troutfanatic on August 10, 2015, 17:06:03 PM

Quote from: bmadd on August 10, 2015, 16:57:33 PM

WTF do you insert in the tip section of a 5'10 2wt?

your dick.

a small piece of plastic works nicely

See, that first suggestion isn't very good. Tranny already posted that he wanted this rod fixed so he didn't have to fish his floppy dick'd glass rod. Here you go offering a solution that would leave him with two floppy dick'd rods.

Transylwader

Thanks all, I ain't fucking around with a domestic repair, especially on a piece of my illustrious fly fishing prowess, TW 3000 is heading to the TFO repair division. I reached out to Shufisher. I'll perform an abortion on the glass rod when it breaks. I'll even go bro video it and post it up here for y'all to laugh your assessment off.

Thanks for the "tips" ya wankers d:b


NCsporksman

needs more blazer and cowboy hat..... bd;0



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