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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:50 am

jruegg wrote:
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Out here the miners call that "lure" a DuPont Spinner.
Very effective, but not exactly sporting.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:38 am

When Yugoslavia fell, the local fisherman got into the hand grenades and had pretty extraordinary success, I understand.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:33 pm

I've been thinking about race and racial discord a lot this weekend. Last night a friend (actually an old CPS'er) posted a short documentary of the divide right here in Kansas City. This mornings sermon was about racial reconciliation and how the church is supposed to model it.

Then tonight, as we drove home from the baptism service at the lake, I saw five or six old, black men with their buckets and big ol' catfishing poles setting up on the rip rap for their summer evening/night ritual of fishing. I don't see many young black men fishing. I bet those old guys could teach the young guys a few things about fighting the white mans discrimination without burning down their neighborhoods. If the young men would just stop struggling long enough to listen. And maybe go night fishing once in a while.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:14 pm

The Animas River is down from over 4,000 CFS to 1000 CFS, not really very wadable but fishable with streamers and two-handed rods.

I just finished rigging a third switch rod for my upcoming morning on the Animas (Thursday) with an old fishing buddy who is in town. This is the same friend I got out with last summer. We'll have a mile or so of private water south of town and we'll be the only people there.

One rod is a 10' 6" bamboo rod rigged with a floating Scandinavian head and floating polyleader, just in case I see some eddy water where I think there's a chance to bring up a trout to a swung hopper. I did that once on a very light 4 wt. bamboo rod this same time of year at this same flow. Damn near broke the rod on a heavy brown trout.

Another is a 10' 9" graphite rod rigged with a Scandinavian head and a wallet with floating and sinking polyleaders for my buddy, who didn't bring a two-hander.

And the third rod is another graphite, an 11' 6" rod rigged with a Rio Switch Chucker line along with a tip wallet full of MOW floating and sinking tips.

I imagine none of this is comprehensible to new flyfishers, and many experienced flyfishers - it was partly the joy and challenge of all these strange new rods, lines and tips plus all new casting techniques that first drew me in.

I've put together two streamer wallets full of flies. One for me and one for my buddy.

We may not see a fish. But then, we may!
Like I said, once, under these conditions, I landed the biggest brown I've taken from the river.

I am so eager I can hardly stand it.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Muskie v. Pike - the power of determination.

A fellow posted this in a kayak group I follow on FB yesterday. I thought it was worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/cody.wolters/videos/1349119578538223/

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:41 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:14 pm
The Animas River is down from over 4,000 CFS to 1000 CFS, not really very wadable but fishable with streamers and two-handed rods.

I just finished rigging a third switch rod for my upcoming morning on the Animas (Thursday) with an old fishing buddy who is in town. This is the same friend I got out with last summer. We'll have a mile or so of private water south of town and we'll be the only people there.

One rod is a 10' 6" bamboo rod rigged with a floating Scandinavian head and floating polyleader, just in case I see some eddy water where I think there's a chance to bring up a trout to a swung hopper. I did that once on a very light 4 wt. bamboo rod this same time of year at this same flow. Damn near broke the rod on a heavy brown trout.

Another is a 10' 9" graphite rod rigged with a Scandinavian head and a wallet with floating and sinking polyleaders for my buddy, who didn't bring a two-hander.

And the third rod is another graphite, an 11' 6" rod rigged with a Rio Switch Chucker line along with a tip wallet full of MOW floating and sinking tips.

I imagine none of this is comprehensible to new flyfishers, and many experienced flyfishers - it was partly the joy and challenge of all these strange new rods, lines and tips plus all new casting techniques that first drew me in.

I've put together two streamer wallets full of flies. One for me and one for my buddy.

We may not see a fish. But then, we may!
Like I said, once, under these conditions, I landed the biggest brown I've taken from the river.

I am so eager I can hardly stand it.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:46 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Muskie v. Pike - the power of determination.

A fellow posted this in a kayak group I follow on FB yesterday. I thought it was worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/cody.wolters/videos/1349119578538223/
Dang!
Well, I've often said that a good fly for pike would be one tied to imitate a poodle or a small child.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:49 am

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Glad you are getting out on the water.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:54 am

WooHoo!
Yup, I got out on the water. It was a gorgeous day.

The fishing was tough - water still high, but the water temperature was perfect, 54 deg., and there should have been more action, but that's fishing. We each landed one trout and neither was particularly large or photo worthy.

But I do have a few photos to post.

My buddy, Jon, rigging up:
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A hayfield adjacent to the river, covered with hoppers:
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Jon Spey casting in the tailout of a riffle:
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Selfie:
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Yes, you caught me - I'm one week into growing a beard.

I fished a hopper - I was certain somebody would come up for it, but no. I swung streamers. Finally, I resorted to a caddis pupae nymph and got a fish. At least we weren't skunked!

But it sure was good to be out fishing on such a beautiful day.

This spot is 15 minutes from my home. I have miles and miles of Animas to fish that won't require much of a drive, and that's exactly what I intend to do, and I intend to do it all summer exclusively with a light bamboo Spey rod.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:02 am

There's only one thing I like more than seeing old men fishing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:20 am

Selfie:
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The trout whisperer.


I'm grateful you got some rod time in, bud.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Looks like beautiful water, great weather. Glad you are back
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Driving back from vacation with the family. Had a special moment fishing the farm pond on my great grandfathers farm. Image


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:12 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
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Driving back from vacation with the family. Had a special moment fishing the farm pond on my great grandfathers farm. Image


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Nice fish.
Even better "history!"
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:58 pm

Wow! Glad you're out and about DP.

I haven't posted much lately, super busy and such. Mrs Gabriel and I did get an evening to ourselves tonight and spent about 3 hours of it wading the Vermillion River for smallmouth and such. Good times.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:14 am

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:58 pm
Wow! Glad you're out and about DP.

I haven't posted much lately, super busy and such. Mrs Gabriel and I did get an evening to ourselves tonight and spent about 3 hours of it wading the Vermillion River for smallmouth and such. Good times.

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Beautiful river, Gabriel.
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Re: The fishing thread

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:24 pm

JimVH wrote:
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Watch this without squirming. I dare you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL2vwyCJQL8uYXKqEtWxQ_Q9_YU3Bn4n0M&v=zgfpsupmu98
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:44 pm

Took Ichi, Ni, and San to a local park to fish yesterday evening. Pan fish central. Ni hooked the first one and brought it right in. Soon, fish were being simultaneously caught and I'm hopping in between because my wife, though fishing expeditions were part and parcel of her childhood, had always had a native to do all of the actual work and couldn't remove the hook without killing fish.

Twenty-one Pan fish caught in an hour and a half. Two bail reels tangled twice in the excitement. My wife exceeded my expectations, untangling my rod and rethreading it rather expertly, except for the fact she didn't put it under the bail so it was still useless. But still, good times.

The kids, as they say, are hooked. Angry we didn't keep them. Claudia said we were just playing with our food.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:00 pm

^^ I'm doing my happy dance. (Not really. In fact, I don't have a happy dance. But I have a dancing taco which is just as good.) :taco:
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