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Old 08-18-2013, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: Brown Trout Pics

Took the new Hardy out for a test run this after. It was a bit of a hike through a thick swamp to a stretch of river I had never been to. I arrived to a bunch of hungry Browns that obviously hadn't seen a fly for quite some time if ever. Gotta love Google Earth.

The rod is very nice as advertized. It is accurate and delivers dries gently considering the GPX taper I loaded it with. In hindsight I would probably load it with regular Mastery Series rather than the 5.5 wt. The Hardy 4000 DD is a nice balance for the 8ft 6in 5 wt rod. I am impressed with the SA textured line. It makes a little noise but flies through the guides and picks off the water with much less resistance than the regular line IMO.

A large caddis imitating the local stoneflies was the ticket this day.

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A couple of really nice ones and several like this fellow.

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