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 Post subject: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:52 am 
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Devin and I finally got a chance to go out fishing together for the first time this fall. After a bit of arm twisting from Scubafish, who had a friend who had never fly fished before I decided it would be a good weekend to put other things on the back burner and go do some fishing.

Devin then conned me into also taking a buddy of his who has never really fished before as well. I had to assure him several times that trout do not bite, do not have stinging spines, nor will stick you....LOL. I think he has been cat fishing....
We met up with Dick and Karla at the 77 rest stop and headed to Helton Creek for the day, where thier friend Damon and his wife were to meet us at the campground.

The weather was great when we got to the stream around 10:30 and got geared up. The air temp was about 50. The water was low, better than last fall, but not where it should be. The boys got geared up and I got them in the water. While showing Dakota the basics, we immediatly hooked up with a fish on the second cast. Devin also immediatly hooked up in the hole below us. We had caught 5 before the rest of the group made it into the creek upstream of us.

I actually fished very little as I was helping Devin's friend Dakota, and Scuba's friend. The fish were very cooperative as I caught 12 or so in the short spans that I did fish when I was not playing Ghillie, undoing tangles, rescuing snags and fixing the " I can't get the hook out of it's mouth " summons for assistance. Devin caught several fish... when he fished. And helped his bud occassionally. Dakota had a great day. After I helped him master the chuck and duck cast and land the first couple fish, he was off to the races and caught 15+ fish on his own and missed probably three times as many more. Telling me everytime he had bite, and "dadgummitt" was heard many times. He fished pretty hard all day and his face was stuck in a permanant grin most of the time.

It was a much needed break for me as I really needed to get out. I am glad Devin and I could finally go. The biggest kick for me was listening to Dakota tell his Mom and Grandma about his day and how he couldn't wait to go fly fishing again. :mrgreen:

Here's a few flicks, Thanks to Damon's wife Jane for some help with the camera

gearing up
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Devin
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Looking for troots
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inspecting the catch
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Dakota landing another one while I hold the rod
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Miss Karla

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Damons Trophy

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Devin helps Dakota with another one
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Lunch / Nap time
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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Nice report. It looks like fun was had by all.


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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Man...Devin's gettin' big....glad to hear ya had a good time!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:01 pm 
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overbrook wrote:
Man...Devin's gettin' big....glad to hear ya had a good time!


Yup, it won't be long until you'll be asking him to take you fishing.... Looks like a great time.


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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Looks like you all had a good time. Did you thy the rod we fixed?
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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
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Magnifico!!! Yes, first picture of Devin from the side I was like, is that a 20 some year old? until I saw the caption.... danged! They grow quick.... stop feeding him!!! lol!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Very nice. You're looking at the next generation of fly fishing. Let's try to leave the water a little bit cleaner for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Hey dble D remember to............
" never let a day go by without letting the Children SHOW YOU how special they are."


The world needs a lot more like you...........be safe

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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Damn sweet fishing trip right there.
The young bucks jerked some heads and the old man liked it. Could not have been better :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Finally getting out
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Grand report and pictures!!!

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