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 Post subject: Golden Bonefish under the trees
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Curry, his mom and I went to the river so I could show him the art of sight fishing for Golden Bonefish. Wouldn't you know the water would be seriously stained. Curry fished a flyrod and his mom soaked some bait and hung-out. (Really great lady)

The hatch came off a little everytime the wind blew the hatch tree ;)

I caught a dink catfish on the first cast. Started instructing Curry on the ways of the wily G Bonefish. We threw a super secret prototype fly pattern. Hopefully I can keep it on the down low :?

A G Bone came into sight through the ugly colored water. Curry was rigging so I swung the fly into his lane. The race was on. 5wt are good for lots but I'm pretty sure this wasn't in the design specs.

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Curry started swinging a 'secret fly' while I spotted for him. After awhile another one came into the lane. Contact and it was on for about 1/2 min. then the hook pulled. It happens. We called that a 'hooked fish'.

Awhile later a fish came into the lane. Curry placed it and just as he set the hook it pulled. Sort of a 'Hooked Fish' or a miss in some circles.

Later spotted a big shadow cruising in. I directed him to where and how to place the fly. 1:00 and 12:00 don't work so well when your 'guiding' from a root by the river ;) Half strip and drop back does :) Hooked up and the race was on. He had a full blown brawl on. 20 minute fight. Saw his backing 3 times. Warmed his hand up pretty well :) Palm drag.

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Made his day. Biggest fish on a fly for him. He caught a dink catfish as well.

His mom packed fixings for hot dogs and we grilled 'em over a small fire by the river. Nice lady.

Golden Bonefish rock :D

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Bonefish under the trees
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Golden Bonefish under the trees
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:43 am 
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Way cool.

Gotta love a carp on a fly pole

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