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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:04 am

JimVH wrote:
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This my buddy, Redgy. He's been my neighbor for a couple of years after growing up in the Bronx. We were talking the other day and I found out he's never been fishing.

Never. Been. Fishing.

We fixed that today. We didn't catch anything, but he did get a nice one to the bank before losing it. He'll soon be heading back to New York and least he's got a fish story to take with him.

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I just got word that my buddy Redgy died recently. We only got to fish a couple of times, but man we had good fun.
This is heart breaking news...I am so sorry I know that he was touched by your input in his life and that pic shows it. Praying now.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:29 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:04 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:54 am
JimVH wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:17 pm
This my buddy, Redgy. He's been my neighbor for a couple of years after growing up in the Bronx. We were talking the other day and I found out he's never been fishing.

Never. Been. Fishing.

We fixed that today. We didn't catch anything, but he did get a nice one to the bank before losing it. He'll soon be heading back to New York and least he's got a fish story to take with him.

Image
I just got word that my buddy Redgy died recently. We only got to fish a couple of times, but man we had good fun.
This is heart breaking news...I am so sorry I know that he was touched by your input in his life and that pic shows it. Praying now.
Very sorry to hear this, Jim.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:42 am

My main fishing grounds have been locked down for two months due to wildfire.

My secondary fishing grounds - the Big Thompson river - has been locked down for a week. The road through the canyon is now open, but the national forest is still technically closed and the homes there are under voluntary evacuation orders so I don't feel right recreating there. Of course my feelings on that are subject to change if I start jonesing too much.

A third spot I've been online scouting and planned to hit yesterday - South Saint Vrain Creek southwest of Lyons, CO - is now on fire. That's in a mountainous "suburb" of Boulder that caught fire a couple days ago and, unfortunately, many homes have been lost there and the roads in the area are closed.

The only other area I'm familiar with, and that's within a reasonable drive for a half-day trip is in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie, WY, and that area is closed due to the Mullen Fire.

I know, I know. People are dying. Losing jobs. Losing homes. Losing their savings. And I'm bitching about not being able to fish. Sue me. I'll be happy to see 2020 in the rear view mirror.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:44 am

Maybe it's time to break out the bass and bluegill box and hit up some local ponds for what my grandson calls "hot water" fishing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm

Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:55 pm

Fulfilled something off my list today and caught my first trout on a flyrod. I realize that’s normal for some of yall, but it’s a big deal for me. Caught two of these guys in the Red River at Red River Gorge in KY on one of my own patterns. So fun. They also never stop moving, so getting a good pic was hard.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm

Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
Low tide plushigh wind=bad time
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:19 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Fulfilled something off my list today and caught my first trout on a flyrod. I realize that’s normal for some of yall, but it’s a big deal for me. Caught two of these guys in the Red River at Red River Gorge in KY on one of my own patterns. So fun. They also never stop moving, so getting a good pic was hard.

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Yay!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:35 am

Gabriel wrote:
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. . . They also never stop moving, so getting a good pic was hard.
That's one reason they're such fun to catch. Healthy rainbows don't give up. In fact, if you plan to release them you need to help them regain their strength and stability if they've fought to the point of exhaustion.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:20 am

Gabriel wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Fulfilled something off my list today and caught my first trout on a flyrod. I realize that’s normal for some of yall, but it’s a big deal for me. Caught two of these guys in the Red River at Red River Gorge in KY on one of my own patterns. So fun. They also never stop moving, so getting a good pic was hard.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 am

Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
Low tide plushigh wind=bad time
Slack low tide plus anything typically but not always = bad time. Depends where you fish, and the target fish.

Incoming tide, October, high wind/rough muddy surf = good conditions for large spawning redfish however.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:09 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
Low tide plushigh wind=bad time
Slack low tide plus anything typically but not always = bad time. Depends where you fish, and the target fish.

Incoming tide, October, high wind/rough muddy surf = good conditions for large spawning redfish however.
How do you make a rig?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:05 pm

Fainn wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:09 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
Low tide plushigh wind=bad time
Slack low tide plus anything typically but not always = bad time. Depends where you fish, and the target fish.

Incoming tide, October, high wind/rough muddy surf = good conditions for large spawning redfish however.
How do you make a rig?
I've got a few things to put in the mail first chance I get. You like pier fishing, right? Btw, best wishes with the latest storm. Looks like SE LA and you guys are getting some wind and water this evening.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:45 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Fainn wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:09 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:26 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Going out tonight. It will be low tide, but I got a pretty good bite last time.
Low tide plushigh wind=bad time
Slack low tide plus anything typically but not always = bad time. Depends where you fish, and the target fish.

Incoming tide, October, high wind/rough muddy surf = good conditions for large spawning redfish however.
How do you make a rig?
I've got a few things to put in the mail first chance I get. You like pier fishing, right? Btw, best wishes with the latest storm. Looks like SE LA and you guys are getting some wind and water this evening.
I don't know if pier3 fishis best, but it's free.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:41 pm

Got a new 10', 2wt, down-locking euro rod from China. There's a new Lamson reel and 2 extra spools waiting for me at St Pete's fly shop. Spools of backing and thin & level fly line from Scientific Anglers are on my desk waiting to spooled up on the reel. I need to bone up on my albright knots and put this rig together this evening. With any luck the forest service will open up the National Forest for recreation and I can get on the water once or twice more this season.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:49 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Got a new 10', 2wt, down-locking euro rod from China. There's a new Lamson reel and 2 extra spools waiting for me at St Pete's fly shop. Spools of backing and thin & level fly line from Scientific Anglers are on my desk waiting to spooled up on the reel. I need to bone up on my albright knots and put this rig together this evening. With any luck the forest service will open up the National Forest for recreation and I can get on the water once or twice more this season.
Sounds like a SWEET rig...2 wgt...wow...look out brookies :chili:
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:49 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Got a new 10', 2wt, down-locking euro rod from China. There's a new Lamson reel and 2 extra spools waiting for me at St Pete's fly shop. Spools of backing and thin & level fly line from Scientific Anglers are on my desk waiting to spooled up on the reel. I need to bone up on my albright knots and put this rig together this evening. With any luck the forest service will open up the National Forest for recreation and I can get on the water once or twice more this season.
Sounds like a SWEET rig...2 wgt...wow...look out brookies :chili:
The rod is technically a 2wt, while the reel I plan to use is a 3-4, and the fly line is a level .025" line which would be way underweight if this were a traditional rig, but this setup is far from traditional. Very specialized stuff for a very specific method of fishing. I'm going for long, light, and sensitive so I can high stick without feeling like my arm's going to fall off after an hour on the water. We'll see though, how it all balances out.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:27 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:49 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Got a new 10', 2wt, down-locking euro rod from China. There's a new Lamson reel and 2 extra spools waiting for me at St Pete's fly shop. Spools of backing and thin & level fly line from Scientific Anglers are on my desk waiting to spooled up on the reel. I need to bone up on my albright knots and put this rig together this evening. With any luck the forest service will open up the National Forest for recreation and I can get on the water once or twice more this season.
Sounds like a SWEET rig...2 wgt...wow...look out brookies :chili:
The rod is technically a 2wt, while the reel I plan to use is a 3-4, and the fly line is a level .025" line which would be way underweight if this were a traditional rig, but this setup is far from traditional. Very specialized stuff for a very specific method of fishing. I'm going for long, light, and sensitive so I can high stick without feeling like my arm's going to fall off after an hour on the water. We'll see though, how it all balances out.
Sounds like fun...I have been watching some videos on high sticking...very cool...my heavy glass rods would be the opposite of what is needed. Hope you get to the water some more this year.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:40 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:27 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:49 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Got a new 10', 2wt, down-locking euro rod from China. There's a new Lamson reel and 2 extra spools waiting for me at St Pete's fly shop. Spools of backing and thin & level fly line from Scientific Anglers are on my desk waiting to spooled up on the reel. I need to bone up on my albright knots and put this rig together this evening. With any luck the forest service will open up the National Forest for recreation and I can get on the water once or twice more this season.
Sounds like a SWEET rig...2 wgt...wow...look out brookies :chili:
The rod is technically a 2wt, while the reel I plan to use is a 3-4, and the fly line is a level .025" line which would be way underweight if this were a traditional rig, but this setup is far from traditional. Very specialized stuff for a very specific method of fishing. I'm going for long, light, and sensitive so I can high stick without feeling like my arm's going to fall off after an hour on the water. We'll see though, how it all balances out.
Sounds like fun...I have been watching some videos on high sticking...very cool...my heavy glass rods would be the opposite of what is needed. Hope you get to the water some more this year.
Nice Fred!
Hope you can get out a few more times before the creeks freeze - or snow makes your creeks inaccessible.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:22 pm

The two closest piers are closed until repairs can be made. I think I will try brackish water this coming week.
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