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Old 08-30-2011, 03:19 PM
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Great job on the three that didn't get away. Some sacrifices have to be made to keep the tackle Gods happy.
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Maybe that explains why I haven't been catching much lately! I haven't lost a lure in a while...
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Good story.

Reminds me why I tie my own flies. Those three streamers cost about fifty cents in hooks and materials.

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i have certainly given many,many sacrifices to the tree gods myself
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One of my fishing buddies from years ago, who was probably 70 years my senior - in his mid 90's - canoed up as I was trying to retrieve a fly from a branch while standing in my canoe.

In his thick Maine accent he said "Now that musta been a WICKED good salmon. Trout nevah jump that high".

I gave him a long strip of polar bear hair from some that a friend who was a taxidermist had given to me. He fished a lot of black ghosts in the spring. He was extraordinarily pleased, but said that most of it would be wasted on him. I protested, then he said,

" Hell, there's no way that I can possibly live much moah than to right about heah" while he poiinted to a spot on the strip about a foot and a half down.

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Hi Dave,

I looked on-line for one of those gizmo's that you toss up over the limb to either cut it or pull it down to where you can reach it but couldn't fine one. I have used rocks and an old sinking line that I used to carry for just this purpose. Depending on how high they were and since you're in a kayak you could carry a 6' pruning stick. You know what I'm talking about right? I hate losing flies.
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If you hope to cut the branch, they make survival saws that are in essence highly abrasive strands that you work like a hack saw (think using dental floss or fishing line to cut cheese or the like). You could attach one of these to a longer rope and weight one end to flick it over or around branches. Just a thought if you're trying to remove the branch.
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Unfortunately these streamers will have to be a sacrificed. To many submerged limbs coupled with deep water and current to risk my wife and kids future. I do appreciate the advice though.

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