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Started by Woolly Bugger, February 27, 2012, 10:29:36 AM
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The last couple of times I've been fishing on the SoHo, there have been guys fishing with their dogs.The dogs are standing right there in the middle of the river, chest deep in that cold ass water forhour and hours. I don't think that's really in the best interest for the dog. Sure they like to get outand be with you on the river. Be we're wearing wool socks and waders, surely they must be sufferingnumb feet. Yesterday there was one dog in the river upstream from me and another guy came inwith two labs. After crossing the river the guy put the dogs up on the bank, that's where I wouldwant my dog, not in the river all day long. Later, I moved on down to the lower river and the guywith the one dog moved on down and jumped in upstream from me. At the end of the day, as I waspreparing my apres-fish beer, he came ashore with his dog. After an introduction, I started askinghow the dog handled being it the river. He said that sometimes when it's cold, in the 40s, he'll herethe dog teeth chattering, and makes him get out. The dog was a stray, and has been brought upfishing with him. I don't know but I would think that a dog with chattering teeth is going to by hypothermic.Whatcha'll think?
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Man, bad luck this weekend with us both breaking a rod. Unforunately yours was a whole lot nicer then mine. Sorry to see that.
On a positive note, great day fishwise. That one brown is a brute.
Was it the Limestone Special? If so, I have one in mint condition that I will sell or trade. Seriously!
That sucks Woolly but glad you made a day out of it and caught some fish.
Do you have a 2nd tip?
Nice report Woolly, killin' it. bd;0
Wow.. nice fish.
Sucks about the rod, though.
That sucks about the rod. It also sucks that what you consider small fish, I consider good sized..... Great pics and fish as usual!
Nice "small" fish.
Sucks about the boo. I don't fish with a dog. Hell, I don't listen to myself, why would a dog listen to me?
The rod was a Battenkill, singel tip rod, built in 1971, from what I understand, Orvis will, for a price, make a matching tip.
Last night when you called on they way home, you said I now belong to the exclusive Mikey club....I thought for a minute thinking WTF, then it dawned on me....broken boo....shit!
Like I said last night, it sucks but not all is lost. Orvis does a pretty good job of matching the boo sticks.Mikey's rod was built in the late 50's and they matched the color of the boo perfect on his rod. His rod had two tips, so it was even more critical to match not only the base, but the tips, and they did a great job.
Next time, don't try and land 25lb rocks...just point the tip to the rock and pull back till the line snaps..
Hopefully you'll get it back in time for the Arky bake, that would be the perfect rod for that river.I plan on making the trip and bringing the standard Battenkill rod, my two tip version.. just incase....Might fish the Ole 49er too?
I would offer to let you fish one of my spares, but in light of this............I may require a "Break" deposit
It would feel better breaking a rod on a large fish or trying to traverse some ridiculous blueline. Mine have been from backcasting into a tree and stepping on one...
Regarding the dogs, one would hope the owner would have more common sense than his dog and that water is damn cold. At least in the summer the dog could go lay in the sun.
Nice feesh btw
Impregnated my ass...
That does look like something is not right. From what I can tell by the pictures, the darkened area looks like rot, and the glue looks like it broke down? Whats the grayish powder on the inside?
Ask them to call you when they receive the rod, and point out what you see in the picture.I don't remember what the rod warranty is, but I know it does state verbiage on workmanship.Maybe you can point to a workmanship issue?
Let me know how it works out, what they say about the break.
You going to Arky Phish? Cool! I am not taking anything smaller than an 8wt, but you know how I roll. Want to spoon one night?