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stevewes2004 07-29-2013 04:16 PM

Carolina Rainbows
 
Needless to say I don't take enough time for fly fishing anymore. And my passion for killing big bucks with archery tackle easily takes up 6 months of the year.....not to mention a family and a busy job...

So, my WIFE asked me to take her fishing so I couldn't say NO!

"Skinny Light Blueliner" northwest of Charlotte :) , I knew would probably fish good with all the record breaking water being thrown down.

She's inexperienced with a fly rod, so I let her cheat with the spinning rig....setup with a small cork, a rubber legged stone, and a BH pheasant tail. Still counts as fly fishing right?

I fished my 9' #6 St Croix Legend Ultra. Made it easy to cast, my Hopper, rubber legged stone, and soft hackle combo. Not to mention the potential to catch a two footer....

She managed 8 fish, one 14" and one 15". She hooked several other good ones, and we both broke one off that had to have been 18-20+.

I grabbed 25, and missed/lost at least that many. Managed to bring one 18" rainbow to the net.

Here are a few pics:

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/p...psdbdd0395.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/p...psb3fbb891.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps3ee4f09a.jpg

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superbike1 07-29-2013 06:03 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
WOW! Great looking fish! Makes me miss home more than ever. I'm from Gastonia but live here on the coast. Must be way west of Charlotte. I think growing up I played fished or swam in every creek or river in that area and never saw trout till I went to the mountains way west. LoL! Great looking fish though!

mcnerney 07-29-2013 07:03 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Looks like an awesome outing and that million dollar smile on the wife's face says she will want to go fishing more often!

stevewes2004 07-30-2013 06:01 AM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Thanks guys, yep she really loves it!

@superbike ... yeah I mention Charlotte to keep it vague :)

superbike1 07-30-2013 05:35 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stevewes2004 (Post 577403)
Thanks guys, yep she really loves it!

@superbike ... yeah I mention Charlotte to keep it vague :)

That's okay! I understand completely! Great pics!

j lee 07-31-2013 12:36 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Lucky you. My girlfriend doesn't fly fish but I hope to change that. Nice catch btw.

jpbfly 07-31-2013 12:44 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stevewes2004 (Post 577230)
So, my WIFE asked me to take her fishing so I couldn't say NO!

Yep.....I understand....:D:D
Great pics...beautiful bows....charming smile:)

theboz 07-31-2013 08:13 PM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Hey those are some awesome fish ! Your wife looks like she really enjoyed it as well!
What I really like is the half albino Whitetail , very cool ! Are there more like that one? Used to have a small albino and mixed herd by me but they sort of disappeared!

siege 08-01-2013 12:06 AM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Looks to me like you caught a keeper there. And the fish aren't bad either. :)

Awesome to have a wife who enjoys fishing. A suggestion for her birthday present ? A gift card........
To Cabellas !

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Beautiful 'bows.

stevewes2004 08-01-2013 06:06 AM

Re: Carolina Rainbows
 
Thanks guys!

Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 577959)
Hey those are some awesome fish ! Your wife looks like she really enjoyed it as well!
What I really like is the half albino Whitetail , very cool ! Are there more like that one? Used to have a small albino and mixed herd by me but they sort of disappeared!

Yes I have a pic on my phone of this one, and another piebald deer feeding together. The other doesn't have near as much white. There have been quite a few in this area over the years.


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