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 Post subject: Playing in the warm water
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Brown Trout

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I finally got all the trash out of the garage from replacing carpet with laminate flooring in the final bedroom. And since the trash center is near the lake, I decided to make the most of it. I packed a flyrod and some junk shoes in the truck with all the trash. Dropped off the trash and decided to chase some bream for a bit. Sometimes you forget how much fun they are to catch on a fly rod. Things started off slow. The area is fished hard, so I was catching a lot of dinks. Made my way to the back of the cove and started picking up some decent fish. Saw a couple of the biggest shad I have ever seen chasing each other around.

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I think he liked the fly!

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And one of the little ones.


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Flies for the day were a stealth bomber style foam fly, beetle, and bream bully. I may be buying a kayak tomorrow and getting out to the lake more. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the warm water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:08 am 
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fleming13 wrote:
Sometimes you forget how much fun they are to catch on a fly rod. :D


A lot of folks sit around being sad that trout are out their reach and pass by bluegill. In my humble opinion they are great fish. I tell the kids it makes you a better fly fisherman to chase gills.

Stealth Bombers and foam spiders rock :)

Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the warm water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:05 am 
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Brad, if the yak purchase goes through I'll be chasing them more. I have not done much since I sold my bass boat. The yak will be cheaper to keep up!


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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the warm water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:24 pm 
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I won't lie....I love catchin' em on a flyrod....but even on a canepole with some crickets...the big ones still make me giggle. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the warm water
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:01 am 
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As you know , I am a bream nut .

I actively fish for them many days each year and like Tom says - the bigguns make me Real Stupid :mrgreen:

If there is a better way to teach a young person how to fly fish , I don't know it

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