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Local Trip Reports / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by creakycane - November 26, 2021, 23:54:04 PM
Heck of a fish for that section.  Darn rare.  Congrats!
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Local Trip Reports / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Onslow - November 26, 2021, 22:26:17 PM
Love that color.  What a beauty!
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Gear Reviews / Re: Fishing Sunglasses
Last post by Woolly Bugger - November 26, 2021, 21:59:28 PM
anyway whatever brand you consider, check out https://www.sierra.com/s~sunglasses/
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Local Trip Reports / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Woolly Bugger - November 26, 2021, 21:43:26 PM

#118 Gas $3.14

45 going in 40 coming out and windy

With the wind the only logical choice was to throw a streamer, but I kept seeing the trout rise to miniscule BWOs and after several blow ups and bumps on the streamer I rigged up a 6x leader and tied on a #20 fly only then did I realize that all of my floatant and magic dust  was missing from my vest as I had removed all that stuff when I started concentrating on streamers. Anyway I gave it shot and I did get a couple of fish to rise to my fly but it was difficult to see my fly on the water and the wind was brutal at times. I crossed over into some sunshine on the far bank and rerigged with a #2 clouser and headed to the last run of the day.

I hooked up and landed what is the best fish I've caught on this section in over 28 years.  d:b




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I fished on for a while and got a couple more grabs and bumps but it was a one fish day.






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Gear Reviews / Re: Fishing Sunglasses
Last post by Stone-Man - November 26, 2021, 19:07:30 PM
I have liked Hobie for 30 years. When we were shooting the fishing shows for TV , Maui Jim gave the whole crew a pair each of their $260 glasses.  Certainly nice glasses , but  I like my Hobies a little better   because I can see under water better with them .

  Stone-Man
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Gear Reviews / Re: Fishing Sunglasses
Last post by troutboy_II - November 26, 2021, 14:36:21 PM
I have worn Smith Guides Choice for about the last 20 years, now on my second pair last year after the "darken/lighten" part didn't work anymore on my original set.  Best part of this?  When I called Smith to ask what I could do to get the chromatic (?) to start working and they said "no".  But that this was covered by their lifetime warranty!  :Dance  <-;:

So after almost 20 years of happily wearing these things, this issue was covered by the warranty.  So they sent me a credit for $260, the cost of a new pair. So I bought another pair.

If warranty is one thing indicative of a good product, then these guys pass that test.  And the new pair work as good as the last pair - easily see below the water to see trouts. 

You pays your money and takes your chances, but I am a Smith fan for sure, particularly after this warranty solution.  Sure worth a look at if you are in the market.

My $.02 since you asked...

TB
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Gear Reviews / Re: Fishing Sunglasses
Last post by Dee-Vo - November 26, 2021, 10:20:16 AM
Quote from: driver on November 25, 2021, 20:04:17 PMCosta 500g are tough to beat. I buy beater brands to wear to work, but I am always relieved when I put my Costas on. With that said.. Costa is now owned by the mega Corp. Luxotica. When if comes time for a new pair I may look at Smith. I have heard good things. But have never tried.

 Also, after trying many brands of $50ish glasses for work. I have been happy with a brand called Reks. Supposedly unbreakable.

Smith and Costa are the reoccurring suggestions that I keep receiving. I'll check the one you mentioned out. Thanks.
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Local Trip Reports / Re: We Went. We Fished. (tR)
Last post by Dee-Vo - November 26, 2021, 10:18:09 AM
Quote from: Onslow on November 26, 2021, 08:30:51 AMGlad you had a chance to sneak out.  Hope business is doing well.

Business is great. Hope you and the family are doing well.
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Local Trip Reports / Re: We Went. We Fished. (tR)
Last post by Onslow - November 26, 2021, 08:30:51 AM
Glad you had a chance to sneak out.  Hope business is doing well.
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