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Part 5 of A Very Colorful Season;

Posted 10-11-2011 at 11:56 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 11-04-2011 at 02:33 PM by Hardyreels

To say that I have been happy with some of the flies I've tied up over the past 10 months would be an understatement. The Salmon Fly Tie Along that we had with Allan here on the forum paid off in a big way. I stayed the course with the thread and one of the last patterns we made was the Jock O' Dee an old salmon recipe from Scotland I think. I hadn't used it or any of the other flies from the thread until that day when I met Roger on the creek. That day I had tied on the J. O' Dee because it looked...
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One of Those Days, I've Had a Couple Lately.......

Posted 09-28-2011 at 02:00 PM by Hardyreels
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In the past week I've had a couple good days and a couple of those days that it just seemed you shouldn't have went fishing. The first one of 'Those days' was last Friday I think. I left in the AM around 9 and took the boat to go searching for trout. They are not plentiful in my favorite river but it seems they only come in one size, large. So with that as the catalyst off I went happy as could be.

I got about 11 miles into the 30 mile drive to the boat launch and realized...
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Old Files & Memories;

Posted 08-23-2011 at 03:42 PM by Hardyreels
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A Fish Story

The story / remembrance you are about to read is based on actual events, no names were changed to protect the innocent

One early morning while fishing Spring Creek in Pennsylvania I was having what I would call reasonable results and had managed a few pretty nice brown trout. All of the fish caught were of good size, however my fishing partner of about 20 years at that time had caught nothing. I offered him a fly of my design 'The Answer' but he declined....
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We Don't Get This Way Overnight;

Posted 08-18-2011 at 12:42 PM by Hardyreels

You will have to read part two also to get the whole story. The site allows only so many words per page here and most of my stories don't make the cut

This story is taken from an old thread here on the forum. Threads have a tendency to get buried over the years and sometimes I dig one out and read it. I was always mesmerized by water, rivers, creeks, even a good hard runoff after a thunder storm provided a miniature river for me to explore. I graduated from throw lines to a spin...
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We Don't Get This Way Overnight; Part Two

Posted 08-18-2011 at 12:39 PM by Hardyreels
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Part Two;


At nearly a dead run I headed back to the car to get my fly rod, the moment of truth was soon to be at hand. There were definitely fish here! As fast as I could I assembled the two piece rod and fastened one of those big fat creations of mine to the end of my leader. Quickly I made my way back down the path through the little meadow to the water.

Sure enough they were still there and God, they both had a fish on! I waded in downstream of the woman....
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