New Fly Outfit for Springtime

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    • #2326
      kingpost
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      Just got back from the fly fishing shop at Bass Pro with a new fly fishing combo. Since I’ve been fishing for the last fifty years with a little six and a half foot light duty South Bend rod and reel, I figured it was about time to beef up the gear. Especially since I’ve got a couple of trips coming up where the little rod just won’t fill the bill. In March my older son and I will be fishing the KOA trout tournament in Cherokee, NC. Later in the Spring I’ll be getting together with both sons on the Vermilion River in Ohio to catch Lake Erie steelhead on their river migration. Better save the little outfit for bluegill and brookies. I’ll post pictures soon as I get out on the water.

    • #2329
      D-Mo
      Participant

      Sounds like your getting ready for fishing and the Spring! Keep us posted

    • #2331
      travmorr99
      Participant

      Always good to be Ready! Keep us posted on the Next Trip.

    • #2332
      Outdoorsman
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      At least your being pro active, I have been wanting to get back in my canoe for a while. Hopefully this Spring. Good luck on your next trip.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by kingpost.
    • #2411
      kingpost
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      At last had a chance to try out the new fly fishing rig on the water, not on the river but on a local lake. The added length – 9 feet as compared with my small stream 6 and 1/2 foot Eagle Claw – really made roll casting great. In spots where long back casts are impossible, the roll cast is the bread and butter method of fly presentation. With the new outfit I can easily get twice the distance as the old one. The rod loads up so well that I can actually shoot line on the roll cast. The weight forward line helps out in that, too. No customers struck my little fly, water too chilly for much activity, but when things warm up a bit I’ll be off to Jones Bridge to tempt the trout.

    • #2712
      kingpost
      Participant

      Finally!!! Back at the little lake with my new fly outfit and this time the sunfish were more cooperative. While these shellcracker are certainly not BIG, they are about as big as any in this pond. And they are absolutely the biggest fish caught on the new fly rig (have to be since they are the first and only). Caught ’em on my favorite Welsh wet fly, I think the yellow wraps are a trigger. In a couple of weeks I’ll be after bigger targets up in North Carolina. Hope to show something measured in pounds, not ounces. Tight lines, y’all.

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    • #2715
      Outdoorsman
      Participant

      Hey that’s a good Pair ! Keep the pictures Coming. Love that Old Rod an Real

    • #2716
      D-Mo
      Participant

      Looking Good! Any Day at the Lake

    • #2717
      huntaholic
      Moderator

      GREAT POST! You always have a good Fishing story.

    • #2718
      Bravo
      Participant

      Nice Catch! Your post are always Interesting.

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