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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2017, 22:15:37 PM »


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

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Ouch!

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

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Re: Taste of Bronze (Elongated tR)
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2017, 23:30:14 PM »
Didn't that fishes mama tell it to chew it's food


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Re: Taste of Bronze (Elongated tR)
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2017, 05:48:52 AM »
Damn nice fish!

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Re: Taste of Bronze (Elongated tR)
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2017, 07:02:57 AM »
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!

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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2017, 13:00:32 PM »
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.
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Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2017, 14:43:01 PM »
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.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2017, 10:30:28 AM »
Damn, that is a hawg there.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2017, 16:57:23 PM »


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.

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


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Landed a couple small fries. Better than zilch.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2017, 18:15:42 PM »
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Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2018, 18:08:34 PM »


Ahhhh, yes. Itís 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 ó couldnít 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. Thatíll muddy her up good.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2018, 16:01:51 PM »
Hell yeah!!!


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


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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2018, 20:04:45 PM »
Well now it's only been 8 months.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2018, 20:10:14 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. Letís fish.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2018, 17:39:22 PM »


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

The water still showed evidence from yesterday eveningís moderate rainfall. Quite dingy but not muddy.

We didnít kill it today but caught several which was acceptable. This stretch has slowed in the productivity department the last few times Iíve 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?

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My spin fishing cousin nailed a few as well.

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





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Re: Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »


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

The water still showed evidence from yesterday eveningís moderate rainfall. Quite dingy but not muddy.

We didnít kill it today but caught several which was acceptable. This stretch has slowed in the productivity department the last few times Iíve 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?

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My spin fishing cousin nailed a few as well.

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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.

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