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Re: The fishing thread

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm

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Crushed it this morning. Best time on the water in a long time. Including that 20" hog of a reddish which hit the artificial so hard it almost broke my rod. Love late summer fishing.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:58 pm

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:34 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm
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Crushed it this morning. Best time on the water in a long time. Including that 20" hog of a reddish which hit the artificial so hard it almost broke my rod. Love late summer fishing.


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Nice red, would just be legal here. What bridge is that? There's lots of new ones since I was there.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm

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Nice red, would just be legal here. What bridge is that? There's lots of new ones since I was there.
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That's 526 over the Ashley River. It's a sweet spot when the tides are crazy.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:35 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Nice red, would just be legal here. What bridge is that? There's lots of new ones since I was there.
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That's 526 over the Ashley River. It's a sweet spot when the tides are crazy.
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I thought so. "Ashley River Bridge", we simply called it, back in the '80s. We used to pull pocketed seines for shrimp at night along the shoreline on the west side. I learned quickly to wade in the puff mud, being an old duck hunter, etc. But a couple of the other guys always had trouble. By the way, I notice you aren't referring to redfish as "spot tail bass".
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:33 am

Dlibbon wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm
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Crushed it this morning. Best time on the water in a long time. Including that 20" hog of a reddish which hit the artificial so hard it almost broke my rod. Love late summer fishing.


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Great photos, Dlibbon.
Sounds like a terrific day!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:41 pm

The weather was too beautiful not to sneak out for a bit after dinner. No huge special trip, but 90 minutes up at the local "lake." My daughter got chilly and raided my truck for a shirt and hat...
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:50 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:41 pm
The weather was too beautiful not to sneak out for a bit after dinner. No huge special trip, but 90 minutes up at the local "lake." My daughter got chilly and raided my truck for a shirt and hat...
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That hat makes your daughter look very British.
Now all we need to do is get a bamboo Spey rod in her hands!

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Post by Dlibbon » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 am

Anyone bending a rod this Labor Day???


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:52 am

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Glad you got out.

We stayed around the house and worked on projects. Seems like we were busy, but in looking at the list of projects, I was only able to check 2 of them off as completed...Should have just gone fishing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:25 am

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...Should have just gone fishing.
You whippersnappers should listen to Bloodhound. That's some good great life advice right there and the sooner you learn it the happier you'll be.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:38 am

The grands went camping last weekend. Toured the local fish hatchery. Got to 'fish' in a holding pond. There's no fooling kids, and they decided it wasn't really that enjoyable and quit after 15 minutes or so. Like fishing in a barrel (except they didn't catch anything).
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This guy killed all the worms. He may or may not have licked one on a dare. He said they "don't taste like anything".
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:40 pm

I do have some more interesting pics/stories to post later, but first the bad news...

One of our fly rods has unfortunately had the tip snap off. :( Just the last guide at the end and several inches below. How much will the casting/performance suffer if I simply trim down to the next guide and fish it the way it is? Also, any suggestions for "finishing" the snapped end?

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Pepik » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:34 pm

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:43 pm

I'm surprised it took this long Gabriel. I've broken three over the last decade. I took one that was broken at the very tip to my local fly shop and Matt pulled out a plastic box of parts from under the counter and fixed it for me over a cup of coffee. He had a few emery boards in his kit that he used to sand off the frayed bit and a little of the coating on the outside. He used some Bohning Ferr-L-Tite hot glue and stuck a new guide on. Easy peasy. (And free.) I suppose if I was a good fly caster, I would notice the 1 1/2" difference, but I'm not, so I don't.

My other busted ones are cheapies from the big box outdoor stores and I've never gotten around to fixing them. I figure one of these days I'll have a pile big enough to build a couple rods out of but for now they're just resting in the corner of a closet.

An interesting side note is that one time, a few weeks after my buddy and I'd returned from a fishing trip he called to ask if I had a mismatched rod. I checked and sure enough, we'd somehow managed to swap tip sections when we retrieved our gear from the back of his Jeep. We had both used the rods in the interim and neither of us noticed it until he was cleaning his. A bamboo rod I retrieved from my wife's grandfathers shed when he died is a combination of sections from different rods. So it pays to keep all your bit's and pieces because you never know if you might find a functional replacement in your junk pile.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:50 pm

Speaking of busted fishing gear. One time, when Zed lived nearby, we planned an outing to fly fish a few hours in the morning and then go to the KC Pipe Show. He hadn't fished in a few years and when he got out his reel he found the wood handle was broken. It was a Bass Pro reel, and there was a Bass Pro Shop on the way to town so we stopped in to see if he could buy a new handle. Instead, the replaced the whole thing. Even took the line off the old reel and wound it on the new one. No charge.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:50 pm

If I had taken a little more care right away, I might could have reattached the tip end. As it is, it is broken off at the next guide:

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I'll see if I can track down an upper section sometime. In the meantime we have an abundance of spinning rods.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:57 pm

Yeah, piecing together a Frankenstein rod isn't ideal because even if the sections match in size, they probably won't be matched in action. But it's never a bad idea to have a back up or two.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Skip » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:44 pm

I haven't gone fishing for a few years. Lately, I've been having dreams about fishing. WTH?
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