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Out Fishing With Big League Bob

Posted 11-03-2009 at 11:43 PM by MoscaPescador
Updated 12-21-2009 at 02:55 AM by MoscaPescador

Big League Bob is one of my favorite customers at the shop. He was a pitcher during the late '60s in the Major League. It's enjoyable to hear his stories of his career and his commentary on what's going on in the MLB today.

Last Saturday, he came into the shop to get some help on a caddis soft hackle that I tie up for the shop. After an hour of tying bugs and talking of some local waters, Bob paid for his materials, we shook hands, and he left.

Two hours later,...
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Learning New Old Water

Posted 08-30-2009 at 10:25 PM by MoscaPescador

The shop I work for has an access key to a private ranch on the Lower Yuba. From time to time, I will take a customer fishing there as a thank you for patronizing the shop. I normally frequent the "downstream" side of the property. This last time, I took Miss C. to the upstream side.

Saturday evening, Miss C. wanted to continue working on line control. She made some good looking drifts that presented her fly textbook style. Her mechanics were dead on. Unfortunately,...
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New Addiction - Largemouth Bass Fishing

Posted 08-25-2009 at 11:57 PM by MoscaPescador
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Yesterday evening, bossman Ricky Bobby and I had a chance to fish with Captain Kevin Doran on the California Delta which is one of the nation's premier bass fisheries. "KD" is a popular guide because his specialty is topwater LMB fishing. Another claim to fame is that he was part of the Sage BASS rod design team.

Ricky Bobby and I are very experience fly fishermen, but we have never sought out LMB fishing topwater. So at the start of the trip, KD gave us instructions...
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Teaching a Rookie

Posted 08-16-2009 at 10:18 PM by MoscaPescador

My dirty little secret is that I work part time for a local fly shop. It's good supplemental income that helps pay for my fly fishing habit.

Last week a young lady (let's call her Miss C.) took the shop's intro to fly fishing class. She enjoyed the class so much, that she decided to buy an outfit. Being the nice guy that I am, I offered to take her fishing to the Lower Yuba River which isn't the most friendly rookie trout fishery.

Fast forward to yesterday evening....
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