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Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)

Started by Dee-Vo, June 27, 2017, 16:34:52 pm

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Dee-Vo




Today wasn't a numbers day. I did net one pretty nice fish, however.








Ouch!






The net has been grand. Love the long handle. The smallmouth is the first fish to grace its basket. Rock on.





Woolly Bugger

Didn't that fishes mama tell it to chew it's food


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

me -There's a season?

Onslow


Dee-Vo

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on July 09, 2017, 23:30:14 pm
Didn't that fishes mama tell it to chew it's food


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Looks painful. Judging by the size of that claw, the crawfish would be probably 4 times bigger than the average fly people use for smallies. Go big or go home!

The Dude

Kraft's Crawdad?  I keep several of those patterns in my flybox in various colors and sizes.  One of, if not the, fastest sinking flies I've ever fished.
I was born by the river in a little tent,
And just like the river I've been running ever since,
It's been a long, long time coming,
But I know change is gonna come.

Dee-Vo

July 10, 2017, 14:43:01 pm #35 Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 15:50:28 pm by Dee-Vo
Bingo.....except it's a "Claw"- dad in this case. Sinks quickly and looks damned sexy and lifelike on the retrieve. It's been my best fly for sizable smallies. I've used a hellgrammite pattern that works good, but not this good.

Yallerhammer

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

Dee-Vo

July 11, 2017, 16:57:23 pm #37 Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 16:59:09 pm by Dee-Vo



This stretch of river has had my attention for a long while. Made a plan, and hiked for 30 minutes. Water located. Lots of still featureless water through here. A disappointment.





An example of why you don't play on the tracks.









Landed a couple small fries. Better than zilch.






NCsporksman

Hawgs

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Dee-Vo

May 15, 2018, 18:08:34 pm #39 Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 18:12:33 pm by Dee-Vo



Ahhhh, yes. It's about time I rekindled the flame. Warm temps. Already seen temps of 92 degrees.

An afternoon few hours left me with only an option or two. Laced up the boots and waded in. River was seriously low and clear. I was skunked for the first couple hours -- couldn't buy a bite. Finally, a smallmouth. It was good to see you again, smalljaws. While I pulled this fish in a larger smallmouth harassed it to no end.

More to come.

A heavy rainstorm moved in soon after I retreated back home. That'll muddy her up good.












Dee-Vo

Quote from: driver on June 27, 2017, 21:37:37 pm
Quote from: buddy_25_99 on June 27, 2017, 20:52:49 pm
Hell yeah!!!


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I don't remember the last time I caught a smallie. Been over 2 years at least.



Delayed response --

Bring yo ass iffin' you wanna fish. Anytime.

driver


Dee-Vo

Quote from: driver on May 16, 2018, 20:04:45 pm
Well now it's only been 8 months.


My bad.

May be another 8 months after these storms do their thing on the rivers here. Storms everyday for the foreseeable future. 1.5 inches or so today already.

You got them big river largemouth. Let's fish.

Dee-Vo

June 10, 2018, 17:39:22 pm #43 Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 17:43:41 pm by Dee-Vo



I've fished this stretch of river far more times than I can recall. Back again today.

The water still showed evidence from yesterday evening's moderate rainfall. Quite dingy but not muddy.

We didn't kill it today but caught several which was acceptable. This stretch has slowed in the productivity department the last few times I've been here.


The gloves are great. Keeps from stripping the meat from my fingers and keeps the dreaded sun from roasting my hands.

Not sure who I got this fly from. It worked on this fish. @spork? @rbphoto?








My spin fishing cousin nailed a few as well.




Damn. I cannot wait to get back at it.  d:b







rbphoto

Quote from: Dee-Vo on June 10, 2018, 17:39:22 pm



I've fished this stretch of river far more times than I can recall. Back again today.

The water still showed evidence from yesterday evening's moderate rainfall. Quite dingy but not muddy.

We didn't kill it today but caught several which was acceptable. This stretch has slowed in the productivity department the last few times I've been here.


The gloves are great. Keeps from stripping the meat from my fingers and keeps the dreaded sun from roasting my hands.

Not sure who I got this fly from. It worked on this fish. @spork? @rbphoto?








My spin fishing cousin nailed a few as well.




Damn. I cannot wait to get back at it.  d:b





Nice fish.

Not my fly.  I didn't tie anything in that color combo.

Raymond
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM


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