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    Gotta Find em Before You Can Hook em;

    Since I posted this I have been really , really sick............. Some sort of flue, head - lungs - really bad, I haven't been back out but Boss and I are going tomorrow. That's Monday May 22nd.

    It never fails, if I have time to fish something seems to get into the way. I had to cancel a guided trip this past Friday, I just couldn't do it.
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    Posted 05-21-2017 at 01:39 PM by Ard Stetts Ard Stetts is offline
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    The Things We Leave On The Roof

    Those flies were the worst loss in quite a while buddy, they were very well done and I had only used one of them. The real hurt came when I realized that I am one of, if not the only fly fishermen who use that boat launch. Bad enough losing them but to think of a bunch of bait slingers looking at the box like a couple chimps and saying, "Whatduya figure them things are?" That's the part that killed me.

    I keep things pretty tight now, although I got to the river the other day and found out I had the wrong reel in my bag. Those darn Sage reels all come in the same cases, I just glanced at one to see that it was the right model and tossed it innto my tackle bag. It was the right model, 'Domain' but it was the wrong size. It was a small one for a 475 grain line and I needed a big one with a 600 on it...........

    I had a reel with a 600 with me but it is not all that much fun to use. The reel has raised pillar construction and my running line is constantly caught on one or more of the pillars.
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    Posted 05-21-2017 at 12:00 PM by Ard Stetts Ard Stetts is offline
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    Posted 05-20-2017 at 07:29 PM by eastfly66 eastfly66 is online now
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    The Things We Leave On The Roof

    Well, at least you have an excuse! As a guide I imagine you have guys yaking it up with you while your gearing them up or down. I'm always worried I'm going to drive off with a rod tube or something under the truck or leaning on a tree. Christ ! I loose my keys once a day now or forget what i went into a room or the garage for half the time. Hey speaking of April V. she is going to be one of the presenters at this years Spey Nation NY - The event is atracting more people and vendors too from what they tell me but I thought the crowd looked a little thin last year. I hope I'm wrong ! Going up a day early to swing for small mouth.
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    Posted 05-20-2017 at 07:23 PM by eastfly66 eastfly66 is online now
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    The Things We Leave On The Roof

    Hey Paul

    I was just responding to the guy who lost his net and it got outta control as you see. It was roughly 32 or 33 years between my screw ups so if it only hits you every three decades you'll be safe. I'm really careful now, take my time and make sure all is safely packed.

    About 4 seasons ago, maybe 5 I lost a box of fantastic tubes because I left them sit on the back corner of the boat when I pulled away from a launch area. Custom made by a guy who learned from April Vokey and there were 18 in the box That was unbearable. I've left 2 different Leatherman Waves on my bumper already also and after this past winters trips back and forth to the cabin I'm missing a third! I'm holding out hope it turns up but I know that the Gerber tool I dropped in the lake at Pike Cove is a gonner............ Weed beds are four foot thick there

    I'm keeping real colse tabs on the rods these days.
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    Posted 05-14-2017 at 06:02 PM by Ard Stetts Ard Stetts is offline
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    The Things We Leave On The Roof

    Your jinxing me Ard ! I have yet to leave a rod behind , hats, flashlights and a wading jacket but no big ticket items YET !!!
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    Posted 05-14-2017 at 04:40 PM by eastfly66 eastfly66 is online now













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