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wildmttwalleye

Quote from: driver on July 29, 2016, 15:43:08 PM
Same as NC. Unplugged guns and electronic calls FTW
Hells yeah

Yallerhammer

Good stuff as usual, Woolley! I hate a damn resident Canada goose. Flying rats they are.

I fear I have been either a bad or good influence on the forum with my heathen trout devouring ways. :D
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Woolly Bugger

August 01, 2016, 10:20:34 AM #872 Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 14:43:30 PM by Woolly Bugger

2016 - 66



Back to the river to fulfill the plan, stopped by the shop to pick up an unreasonably expensive cooler, I told the clerk, who gave me a discount, that I must be crazy. Iced down a coupled of sixers and made the drive up after looking at the radar. Just got to the other side of the fence when a pick-up pulls in blowing the horn. I turn and wait for the driver to get out, it's DRIVER!!  I tell him to catch two trout for dinner after reminding him of the 10" – 24" protected slot on the browns. I hit the water and cool off with a Lagunitas. There is a small number of sulfurs on the water and I spy a fish or two rising sporadically. The first two fish that I caught measured a little over eleven inches, so they went back, then I culled a little one and one around nine inches. Cleaned 'em up and went back to drinking and catching until Driver wades up declaring, "I've got enough for two," as he holds up a fat rainbow. Cooked 'em up with some cured bacon and chased with another beer. Fished until darkish and then headed home. Got caught in a violent thunderstorm, missed the turn for the short way home and had to drive an extra 5 miles in the deluge.

Peer pressure


This has to be one of my all-time favorites


A tad too big for the frying pan


A little on the small side but it was tasty


Especially when washed down with this ipa


Shore dinner


Damn, that smells good


Cooked just right


Last ditch to get the Driver a brown trout on a dry


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

me -There's a season?

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!

Dougfish

Look at you two.  0:0
Another hipster succumbs to the lure of the Yeti.

And Jason going wet wading in the Smiff.  :o
"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? " -Oddball, 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

It felt sooo good. Wading socks make a world of difference. But a little cool on the nuggets though..

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dougfish on August 01, 2016, 17:06:03 PM
Look at you two.  0:0
Another hipster succumbs to the lure of the Yeti.

And Jason going wet wading in the Smiff.  :o
Just tired of warm beerz


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

me -There's a season?

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!

Yallerhammer

Good stuff!  -0-  -0-  -0-
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dee-Vo

Good stuff.

Yeti? Ha. When I still partook in alcoholic beverages I liked mine room temperature, maybe a little cooler.

Trouts look tasty.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dee-Vo on August 02, 2016, 08:23:07 AM
Good stuff.

Yeti? Ha. When I still partook in alcoholic beverages I liked mine room temperature, maybe a little cooler.

Trouts look tasty.
some of those odd crafty beerz need to be ice cold, the ipas, warm up on the way to the river...
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

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!

Yallerhammer

Quote from: Dee-Vo on August 02, 2016, 08:23:07 AM
Good stuff.

Yeti? Ha. When I still partook in alcoholic beverages I liked mine room temperature, maybe a little cooler.

Trouts look tasty.

I like ice-cold beer, but I like warm likker.
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Woolly Bugger

August 03, 2016, 09:39:23 AM #880 Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 09:41:29 AM by Woolly Bugger
2016 - 67

I needed some time on the river. Dad's improving and we're bringing him home of Saturday. This will bring a new set of challenges, I hope all goes well with that. Stopped in at City Beverage and picked up a case of the low rider for $24 bucks and topped off the Yeti. The air was thick with humidity and as I rolled into the parking lot the skies looked threatening. Packed the rain jacket and headed on down to the river. That was a miserably hot and sticky walk, but I had a cold one along the way. Once again as soon as I stepped in the river the rain started. I loaded up the rod with a sinking line and tied on a slump buster which had worked well on this stretch before. I resisted putting on the rain jacket because the humidity was so high that it didn't feel like I was getting any wetter in the rain. It came and went for a while and as the bugs started I gave up on the streamer and switched reels and began tossing to the few risers that were looking up. Then the rain set in and I thought about putting that jacket on but it was really too late as I was soaked through. By seven I bailed and headed home. This is the first skunk that I've included in my TRs, there was one other this year, but I'd rather not talk about it.

I have no regrets...


Looks like trouble..


Tasty


Number 2


slice


Slump not busted


Foggiest ever




Number 3








6x to 6.5x blood knot


Number 4



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

me -There's a season?

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!

benben reincarnated

Damn Keith, in AVL New Belgium 12 packs go for $14.99 on average, and that's not if you get them at the brewery. 

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: benben reincarnated on August 03, 2016, 13:54:31 PM
Damn Keith, in AVL New Belgium 12 packs go for $14.99 on average, and that's not if you get them at the brewery.
City beverage picks up overstocks and sells em at a discount. A dollar a bottle isn't too bad, some of the more pricy beers have a deeper percentage discount


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

me -There's a season?

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!

Yallerhammer

August 03, 2016, 17:23:53 PM #883 Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 17:25:29 PM by Yallerhammer
Sometimes skunks aren't a bad thing-they just reset our perception of reality. If it was always easy, it wouldn't be addictive.  And we got some damn good photos out of this one.

Glad your dad is doing better. We have been having all kinds of stuff going on with my 83-year-old mother, and my wife's mom died last week, with an overdose of stupid family drama involved. My brain is fried. I need to go wade a creek.
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dougfish

A Smiff skunk is a badge of honor. I've worn it. Will wear it again, I'm sure.
Glad Dad is improving.

Sorry about your mom-in-law Yaller. We juggle our 78-86 yro parents. I'd rather deal with their needs than bury them.
"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? " -Oddball, 1970

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


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