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Started by Dougfish, January 04, 2020, 12:45:40 PM

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Dougfish


I closed 2019 with an epic fail. I was considering where to fish, but I was reticent on where to fish. My heart wasn't in it? Anyhow, I choose small and got skunked for the first hour+. Packed up and cruised over to the cursed tailwater. With my 7' rod and no tailwater flies. Fished a really good run. Nada. Packed up and went home to good food and wine. It ended up that I was coming down with a cold, too. Bad holiday juju.

Kids, presents, glorious meals and the cold mostly behind me, it was redemption day. Middle daughter was thrown a shower by her aunts at the Homestead. Anne was invited, but I wasn't. Awww, that's a shame.  :laugh:
I drove her up, left her at the front door and went fishing for a few hours.

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J fished the lower last week. I fished the upper. Crappy little money stream, 12 months of the year. A very light rain and warm temps were on tap.

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Got into fish right away. First fish of 2020 was a 4" brookie.  :o

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Fished the Redington CT 4 piece 2 wt I picked up from Driver. Sweet.

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Fish O'the day

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Size 14 Frenchie did the work. A one fly. no lost fly kind of day. Out of 35ish fish, 15ish were small! brookies. Encouraging recruitment!

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"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? "
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Dee-Vo

A hell of good start to the year. Nicely done.

What's a "money stream?"

Sedition and Pockets

Those Classic Trouts in the lighter weights are about the most pleasant casting carbon fiber rods ever made.

Woolly Bugger

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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!

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itieuglyflies

Doug using a rod less than thirty years old? Look out 2020!

streamereater_101691

Quote from: Dee-Vo on January 04, 2020, 13:33:05 PMA hell of good start to the year. Nicely done.

What's a "money stream?"

What about a "crappy little money stream"?

I dig it though, and the rod is a hell of a deal with the warranty they provide.

 

Dougfish

#8
It's a semi roadside stream. Little pressure? Trash, erosion, always hungry, nice fish.
Money. Always on.
"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? "
Kelly's Heroes,1970

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

driver

Glad you enjoyed the rod. I need to post my report with my glass outing. So little time..

hcrum87hc

Nice report.  It's hard to beat the CT, great little rods.
Jeremiah 17:7

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