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Old 04-01-2009, 08:38 AM
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I decided to test out the arm (after such a long layoff this cold and snowy winter). So I went to one of my favourite rivers and took a few casts with the fly rod this morning. I’m out on the water and my fly slowly wakes across the surface of a crystal clear pool where earlier I’ve sighted a dozen good Steelhead. One large fin snakes through the water after my fly, like something out of the movie “Jaws”. A huge boil, and I wait for the agonizing second or two required for the fish to turn, and then strike. The water erupts into seething foam and a 25 pound plus mint bright hen Steelhead shoots into the air tearing line from my screeching reel. More than 2 hours later and a couple miles down river I have her. I admire her beauty, click a quick snap shot, and release her to continue on to spawn. Unfortunately as I let her go, she slapped the camera out of my hands and I lost it so no pictures after all but she must have weighed close to 30 pounds or even more….and oh yeah, Happy April Fool’s Day!!!!
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And you were using 12X on a 2wt rod.
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lol... my eyes were popping out of my head while I was reading that!

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Got me! Fly.......Line............and STINKER!
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:12 AM
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Guess I shouldn't have "baited" some of you.....LOL LOL
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