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It Took Two Weeks But.....It's The Big Fish

Posted 06-30-2011 at 02:40 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 07-26-2011 at 12:45 AM by Hardyreels

The day I caught a really nice fish but had no camera with me there were two people who took pictures for me with cell phones. One of these is posted to a fishing story here on the blog, the other I never mentioned because I didn't receive the picture until I checked mail today The kind lady who took this had a digital SLR with her but had forgotten to bring the batteries however her phone was considerably more advanced than the gentleman who took the original shot for me. In her e-mail accompanying...
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day on the creek

Posted 06-29-2011 at 10:04 PM by mbphotos54

Well I had the idea of getting up early and being the first one at the local creek, so i was! I was glad to atleast be the first on the water today. So I began my quest and trying not to cast into a tree. I was able to make some good well placed casted that resulted in a good strike but still nothing held on long enough to get hooked. I tried several flys to no end result.. I later talked to a guy on the creek about flys and found out what has been doing well here, so I will track a few down and...
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todays practice

Posted 06-28-2011 at 10:07 PM by mbphotos54


bit of video casting for critique, I hope to hit the trout creek tomarrow. wish me luck.
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casting

Posted 06-27-2011 at 10:26 PM by mbphotos54

more casting in the yard tonight, I think I am getting better. I cleaned the line and rod and the casting was nicer, I also tried a stiffer shorter rod and kinda like the way it casts, It seems my loops are more open and the tip doesnt bounch around when I stop the rod, how to get back out on the water this week. if these storms would stop flooding the creek..
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First catch

Posted 06-26-2011 at 08:24 PM by mbphotos54

Well, I had the chance to get to the pond for a few hours today, I was hoping to have some good luck but this is fishing. By the time I got the the pond the shore I could cast from was already crowded so I was limited to one 50ft swatch of shore, no biggie. about 3 fly changes in I decided to try a popper, wasnt sure what to expect being the biggest fly I have casted so far. few casts in I watched the popper get a hit! was one of the biggest bluegills I have seen in along time, big enough it was...
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