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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Fri May 04, 2018 7:24 am

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Can you tell school is out and I don’t have any classes to prepare for or papers to grade?
Yes. :dancingpie:
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Fri May 04, 2018 8:31 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:51 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:58 pm
<geeky, esoteric trout fishing stuff>
Yes!

This stuff is as much a part of fishing well as casting well, wading well, setting up a proper drift, reading the water, knowing the bugs, where trout hold when they’re feeding as opposed to where they are when they're not, etc.
. . .
Every bit of this absorbed puts us that much more in awe of the creation and the Creator.
I know you already know this.

It’s called wonder.
And gratitude.

The Hound Of Heaven has us hooked, dear friend. Through fishing.
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Rumi's quote is guiding my life right now. I left my cleverness, the comfortable place I know with certainty, and bought bewilderment, a new place to explore.

snapped on my way to the river last night:
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri May 04, 2018 8:46 am

Mind if I join you in adopting the Rumi verse?
It’s wonderful.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:46 am
Mind if I join you in adopting the Rumi verse?
It’s wonderful.
Me too!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 am

I started to post this in the Fly Fishing Gear thread, but thought it was likely a better fit here.

RED FISH? For the guys who have fished The Salt. I was in Oregon a couple of years ago and there were 2 guys fishing on a cove, and I stopped and talked to them. They said they were fishing for Red Fish and that Red Fish were great for the BBQ grill, clean em and cook them skin side to the heat, and because the skin was so tough, you didn't need to put them on a plank.

Now I didn't see any of their fish, as they hadn't caught any yet, but it stuck with me and I have looked on line and the Red Fish I see on line don't seem to match up with their description...so I am wondering if Red Fish is just a local name and Red Fish is some other species everywhere else?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Thu May 10, 2018 9:27 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 am
I started to post this in the Fly Fishing Gear thread, but thought it was likely a better fit here.

RED FISH? For the guys who have fished The Salt. I was in Oregon a couple of years ago and there were 2 guys fishing on a cove, and I stopped and talked to them. They said they were fishing for Red Fish and that Red Fish were great for the BBQ grill, clean em and cook them skin side to the heat, and because the skin was so tough, you didn't need to put them on a plank.

Now I didn't see any of their fish, as they hadn't caught any yet, but it stuck with me and I have looked on line and the Red Fish I see on line don't seem to match up with their description...so I am wondering if Red Fish is just a local name and Red Fish is some other species everywhere else?
They’re talking about various kinds of rockfish. Many are reddish in color. They are also known as “red snapper” in restaurants and grocery stores.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 am

OK thanks
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Fri May 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Yup Rock fish for sure is what they were after. They didn't have gear for this sized fish
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat May 12, 2018 10:52 am

Finally hit the river when the fish were biting. Parts of the night were kind of a pain, but as the kids were packing up I cast one more time to a sudden swirl in the river and landed this guy:

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My son landed one (with some help from his sister) that was nearly as big:

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You can tie all the nice flies in the world, but when your trip is starting to slide sideways and you just need to catch some fish... black woolly bugger.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by ReverendThom » Sat May 12, 2018 8:47 pm

The season opened here today. I did not go out :(
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun May 13, 2018 12:21 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:52 am
Finally hit the river when the fish were biting. Parts of the night were kind of a pain, but as the kids were packing up I cast one more time to a sudden swirl in the river and landed this guy:

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My son landed one (with some help from his sister) that was nearly as big:

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You can tie all the nice flies in the world, but when your trip is starting to slide sideways and you just need to catch some fish... black woolly bugger.


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Awesome!

Know what I love more than pictures of your kids with fish, and you with a big grin, big o’ bass and a fly rod in your hand?

Not one damn thing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sun May 13, 2018 4:11 pm

I really don't even need to say it, do I?

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In the son-in-law lottery, I've done pretty well. While my daughter and youngest grandson stayed in town to have a garage sale this weekend, my SIL took the older ones camping. Catch some fish, build a campfire, hang out with dad, and stay out of mom's hair for a couple days. I reckon that's a win all the way around.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun May 13, 2018 4:15 pm

FredS wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:11 pm
I really don't even need to say it, do I?

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In the son-in-law lottery, I've done pretty well. While my daughter and youngest grandson stayed in town to have a garage sale this weekend, my SIL took the older ones camping. Catch some fish, build a campfire, hang out with dad, and stay out of mom's hair for a couple days. I reckon that's a win all the way around.
I reckon.


Yesterday, I got line on my fly reel, bought an assortment of flies and made a stripping basket. Then I practiced casting a few minutes, it's like riding a bike. Then Mother's Day.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun May 13, 2018 7:19 pm

FredS wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:11 pm
I really don't even need to say it, do I?

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In the son-in-law lottery, I've done pretty well. While my daughter and youngest grandson stayed in town to have a garage sale this weekend, my SIL took the older ones camping. Catch some fish, build a campfire, hang out with dad, and stay out of mom's hair for a couple days. I reckon that's a win all the way around.
WooHoo!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 am

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The Four Corners region seems to be in the drought bullseye.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Thu May 17, 2018 11:01 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 am
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The Four Corners region seems to be in the drought bullseye.
Yes, it does. Are the small trout holding creeks drying up?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Thu May 17, 2018 11:15 am

I saw that CO Gov Hickenlooper activated the drought mitigation and response plan. I have no idea what that plan involves.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu May 17, 2018 11:39 am

Thunktank wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:01 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 am
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The Four Corners region seems to be in the drought bullseye.
Yes, it does. Are the small trout holding creeks drying up?
Not yet.
But unless it rains a lot, soon, they very well may.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 am

Praying for rain
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by UncleBob » Thu May 17, 2018 11:53 am

We feel your pain.
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