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 Post subject: Experimenting
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:41 pm 
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I headed back to Bassett Saturday with two things in mind. I was going to skip my normal spots for this time of the year and try a spot I had looked at but never fished, and I was going to fish some new flies I had been working on, one in particular. It is not easy to drive 3 1/2 hours and not go straight to where you know you can tear them up, but I did it, sorta. I did stop at a place I sometimes fish during the summer and fish it for a few minutes until the kayakers paddling through the pool. Thre college age girls in bikinis I might add. If I was 27 and unmarried I would not have ninded. However, I am 56 and I had driven 3 1/2 hours to fish and I minded. I then went to the spot I was planning to go to. I fished it for an hour or two with beetles and caught a fair amount. I will be back to that place. It was perfect beetle water. I then went upstream a little further to find some sulphers so I could play with my new flies. The place I wanted to go had somebody in it, so I went back one pool further downstream. I fished for about an hour and caught fish on all of my experimental flies. That part of the trip was also a success. If these flies work on the Smith I know they will work everywhere else. I saw sulphers everywhere I went all afternoon. I saw the least amount where I wanted to fish them. I would have fished them earlier , but they were eating my beetles and that is my first love! -0-

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 Post subject: Re: Experimenting
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:13 pm 
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I'm just happy to know you finally tied something new! :D Glad ya had a good day Nubby.

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 Post subject: Re: Experimenting
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Good stuff :)

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 Post subject: Re: Experimenting
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Grand report Ben!

5xTippett wrote:
If these flies work on the Smith I know they will work everywhere else.


Good to hear yer new flies worked...

Ain't Experimental Flies Grand!!!

don

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