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 Post subject: An outing with the Triangle Area PHW crew
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:08 pm 
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This past week I had the opportunity to join with the local Raleigh-Durham Project Healing Waters crew at one of their fishing events. For the past couple of years I've been helping them tie flies, build fly rods, an even a bit of casting instruction, so it's kinda fun to get out there and watch them put it all together.

For security reasons, the exact location has to remain undisclosed, but I can say that it was just a few miles north of Durham. The owner of this private pond was very gracious in letting the veterans use the facility. These 2 shots show a bit over 1/2 of the "pond".

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Of course, the idea is for the vets to catch a few fish:
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This is Ed's first fish on a fly rod. He went on to catch about a dozen more.
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In all, my best catching day this year.
The big bass of the day was caught by an Iraq vet, but I didn't get a picture, as he was on the far side of the pond from me. From where I was, it looked to be at least 24".

Once the vets are into fish, though, the volunteers can try their hand as well. Here are a couple I caught. My first fish of the day:
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Another nice bream:
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A 12" bass:
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My best bass of the day. Maybe 14"? (It's 11" from the rod butt to the front of the grip.)
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 Post subject: Re: An outing with the Triangle Area PHW crew
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:30 am 
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Looks like a great time Paul. Thanks for helping out the Vets!!

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 Post subject: Re: An outing with the Triangle Area PHW crew
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:45 am 
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Well done, Sir

Damn nice looking pond and some really good bluegill to boot !! :D

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 Post subject: Re: An outing with the Triangle Area PHW crew
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:52 am 
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Looks like a good day all the way around there sir!


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