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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:41 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
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Excuse me for a sec, “You kids, off my lawn!”

Where was I...
You were telling us tales from the olden days, BTM (before the movie).
Yep. And your post reads very much like the book I've been reading. Something about chronicles of the San Juan.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:06 am

sweetandsour wrote:
FredS wrote:
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I just found a podcast called Right Brain Retrieve by a couple fly fishing dudes who plan to dive in to the pool of creation by interviewing creators. Puckett is a painter and song writer, and Benson is a writer. I really like what they're layin' down and I hope they have a run of a few good years because I want to hear what others are doing and why they do it.

I've harped on this quite a bit around here, but we're wired to create. For a while, I got myself so wrapped up in chasing a buck that I didn't make time to create anything. Those years were miserable for me and those who had to live with me. I don't care if you make fake bugs, pipes, photographs, paintings, stories, pens, motorcycles, bowls, or bird houses - you need to be making something. We're made in the image of the daddy of all Creators after all.
Thanks Fred. I listened to 3 or 4 mins, and plan to listen to its entirety this week sometime.

Had some good advice several years ago that has served me well. “A man is defined by what he creates not by what he consumes.” And yet you can’t leave your house or turn on the tv without people telling you that your personhood is defined by what and who you can consume. Perhaps that’s why I like fishing so. It gets me out into nature and away from the noise. Happy Tuesday all. Here’s to tight lines.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

No monster, a little creek chub, but it’s my first fish of 2018.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:22 pm

Sort of related, what's the deal with Flip Pallot, of Walker Kay Chronicles? I've seen 3 articles about him in the past 3 or 4 Months. The latest is in today's Sporting Classics Daily, which, btw, is by someone in the San Juans, Steve.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:15 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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No monster, a little creek chub, but it’s my first fish of 2018.

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Always good to get that first fish of the year. Congrats
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:30 pm

A little creek time with my daughter this evening. No fish, but we did have a Bald Eagle fly over us, so that was cool.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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A little creek time with my daughter this evening. No fish, but we did have a Bald Eagle fly over us, so that was cool.

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Indeed, and good pic. I'm going tmrw with two grandsons.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Made a new friend today. I named him Hank. Image


Found some amazing spring color.
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Nope not a tree root. Agkistrodon controtrix eating a fish. Image


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Irish-Dane » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
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Made a new friend today. I named him Hank. Image


Found some amazing spring color.
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Nope not a tree root. Agkistrodon controtrix eating a fish. Image
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:03 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Dlibbon wrote:
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Made a new friend today. I named him Hank. Image


Found some amazing spring color.
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Nope not a tree root. Agkistrodon controtrix eating a fish. Image
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:51 am

Dlibbon wrote:
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Found some amazing spring color.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:19 pm

FredS wrote:
Dlibbon wrote:
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Found some amazing spring color.
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The neon blue/green on this guy is all the proof of God I need.
What is that fish called? I caught one off the dock two years ago. Had never seen one before, or again. Lots of rock bass around there.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Probably depends on where you live. Pumpkinseed. Redear. Maybe Greenie or Green Sunfish.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:40 pm

One of the local shops (St Peter's) is having spey school in a couple weeks. That's my kind of classroom.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:24 pm

FredS wrote:
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One of the local shops (St Peter's) is having spey school in a couple weeks. That's my kind of classroom.

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Fishing School! COOL
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:24 pm
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One of the local shops (St Peter's) is having spey school in a couple weeks. That's my kind of classroom.

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Fishing School! COOL
You’re in deep doo doo now, a Fred.
Spey casting is addictive.

Something wonderfully new to learn.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:22 am

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:24 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:40 pm
One of the local shops (St Peter's) is having spey school in a couple weeks. That's my kind of classroom.

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Fishing School! COOL
You’re in deep doo doo now, a Fred.
Spey casting is addictive.

Something wonderfully new to learn.
I'm not going to spey class, I just like the image of a classroom on the beach on the Poudre. Besides, I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll never be a very good fly caster. I can sort of accurately cast 40' with a standard cast and maybe 30' with a roll cast and that usually gets my fly where I want it to go. With enough patience I can fake some others - reach, pile, sidearm, slack, ricochet (I invented that one) - to get in to tight spots if I really think there's a fish worth the effort there.

I do find it funny though, that we have two competing styles of fishing coming up together. Tenkara is up close and personal and spey is a long distance affair. Of course both modes have been around for hundreds of years, but we've just started to see them gain popularity in the states in the last 5-10 years. By 'popular' I mean that most of the manufacturers and big box stores are now offering rods and other gear for them so, while they may still be niche, they're at least visible to Bubba at Bass Pro and Caleb at Cabela's. It's fun to eavesdrop on sports when they see a super long two-handed rod or a Tenkara rod ("looks like a cane pole") for the first time.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:38 am

I remember watching a surf caster a while back using two hands to cast a fly rod. I remember taking notice of it. Now I know what it’s called and that it’s a thing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:11 pm

I spent a lot of time in BC fishing for salmon and steelhead before two-handed rods really hits our shores. We used to laugh at those old fogie Scots and Brits with those dumb Spey rods. Ha Ha.

The laugh, it turns out, was on us.

A decade or two later, you were hard-pressed to find a single handed fly rod on a salmon or steelhead river and the young hotshots with the Spey rods were laughing at all us old fogies who clung to our 9 1/2' and 10' single handers. Not to mention the fact that they were covering more water with less effort, covering that water better, catching more fish and taking less Motrin.

Now, even us old fogies have made the switch, and we're using two handers more and more, even on smaller water.

For me, the initial attraction was simply to be able to cover more water on big rivers close to the salt, lift heavy flies and sink tips more easily and get better drifts on a long line. But after a while I just fell in love with Spey casting. I'd been fly fishing all my life and the thrill of learning something new, something I totally sucked at when I started was really appealing.

I doubt Tenkara is ever going to grab me. I still love singe-hand casting, but the joy of Spey casting really has added a lot to the sport for me.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:53 pm

FredS learns to cast from TaylorS.

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