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Going nowhere fast

Started by Dougfish, May 17, 2017, 23:17:43 PM

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Dougfish

May 17, 2017, 23:17:43 PM Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 09:37:31 AM by Dougfish

I'm getting older. But I'm not broken.
I'm broken in. I'm seasoned and sauced.
I'll out work you. Out think you.
Some days are clear. Some days are gibberish.
Some days I'll out fish you. Some days I'll get skunked.
Some days I'm going nowhere fast.

I'm trying to fish some of the next five days. Today, a little journey back to an old friend. I had some horticultural bidness to tend to.
And the fish might be willing.

Oh, they were.

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It's basically summer. And that means road maintenance.
I hit three construction zones with flaggers on the drive down.
I was literally going nowhere fast.

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It went to 90 degrees today. A lovely day to spend on a shady cold stream.
Because of the late start and slow journey, I jumped in the water lower than I wanted to.
Not to worry.

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About 10 casts, first three fish and I had the slam.  -+;

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And the brownies kept coming. Even if they didn't want to pose. I had never managed more than 2 in a day on this stream, and then just once. 5-6 today.
Lets just say I'm netting every likely brookie from now on in search of el tigre.  :o

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Oh, the bows and the brookies kept weighing in, too. Lost a few nice, nice fish. Got a 12" brookie that didn't get photoged. Missed the fly and got it in his gill plate. I was so concerned he was gill stuck I never got the camera out. But foul hooks don't count, either.

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Quit after 40ish fish and ran back through all the road delays. Again.
Picked up the grandbabies at day care. Damn fine day.
Old Fenwick FF 706 had good mojo.

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Smiffing for the next two.
Carping. Then maybe Smiffing again.
Gitsome.

0:0

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

benben reincarnated


Big J

Get it in while you still can.  I'm still waiting on the local river to go down. 


The Dude

I need one of those days.

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I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

Jfey

"Out think you."  Some may argue this point... :P

Good day homie.  See you on Saturday 0:0

Yup, going fishing

Dougfish

Quote from: Jfey on May 18, 2017, 09:49:43 AM

Good day homie.  See you on Saturday 0:0

It will be epic.  d:b

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Lithwan

Nicely done on the quick slam.


troutfanatic

Good song and mildly cloudy water. Sweet.


benben reincarnated

Quote from: Dougfish on May 18, 2017, 09:58:55 AM

Quote from: Jfey on May 18, 2017, 09:49:43 AM

Good day homie.  See you on Saturday 0:0

It will be epic.  d:b

Don't any of you all drown.


Big J


troutfanatic

Quote from: Big J on May 18, 2017, 10:31:34 AM

Quote from: Dougfish on May 18, 2017, 09:58:55 AM

Quote from: Jfey on May 18, 2017, 09:49:43 AM

Good day homie.  See you on Saturday 0:0

It will be epic.  d:b
You jinxed us.
Y'all/Yinz just watch out for those big assed spiders in that shit house behind the cabin.

Lemme know how the hatches are going because I got another mission with VDGIF coming up.


Onslow

Lucky bastard.  I cannot remember the last time my feet were in cool creek. 



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