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Old 04-20-2014, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the great report!

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You know Larry, you should really consider getting a two hander (perhaps you already have..).

I've been eyeing that section of the Green for quite some time but have just never committed to the trip. It's about 6 hours from here.

If I ever do make it down there I plan on fishing the two hander a lot. All the pictures of the water and fish that I have seen just beg for it.
Those runs look perfect and you could cover a great deal more water with a streamer on a two handed rod than with a single hander.
Plus, they are just fun to cast and there is a definite learning curve to keep you occupied even when you're not catching anything.

If I ever do make the trip I'll let you know maybe we can meet up. Does that section see a significant runoff by letting a lot of water through the dam?
Does it stay clear enough even when they do run a lot of water through it?

I'm thinking it might be an option for when runoff blows everything out up here.
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You know Larry, you should really consider getting a two hander (perhaps you already have..).

I've been eyeing that section of the Green for quite some time but have just never committed to the trip. It's about 6 hours from here.

If I ever do make it down there I plan on fishing the two hander a lot. All the pictures of the water and fish that I have seen just beg for it.
Those runs look perfect and you could cover a great deal more water with a streamer on a two handed rod than with a single hander.
Plus, they are just fun to cast and there is a definite learning curve to keep you occupied even when you're not catching anything.

If I ever do make the trip I'll let you know maybe we can meet up. Does that section see a significant runoff by letting a lot of water through the dam?
Does it stay clear enough even when they do run a lot of water through it?

I'm thinking it might be an option for when runoff blows everything out up here.
I believe a two hander would really help on that water, I have been thinking about it, just haven't pulled the trigger.

The reservoir is really low right now and all the water running in from the north is super muddy, when I drove home yesterday I noted that over half of the water in the reservoir is muddy and then there is significant line where the clear water is up closer to the dam. I fished on Sat and then again on Mon and I could definitely see a difference in the clarity of the river below the dam and fear it is only going to get worse due to the low levels in the reservoir. We aren't even in run off yet, all this mud is coming from the snow melt from the last two storms from about a week ago, the mountains haven't started letting go yet.

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Hi Larry.
As usual Some Great Photos as well as Beaut Scenery.
Over here I use 6Wt Rods for Lake Fishing & I don't have any problems with The Big Fish that's when I hook them.

Maybe a 6 or 7wt in a 9'6" would be best to keep those Monsters in Check as all The New Rods even though the Top Brands are still expensive they are lighter & would have The Backbone to easily handle those Fish.
The reason I like The 9'6" Rods is I find it a little easier to Net Fish with them than my 10ft Rods.
Also I've been thinking for some time of buying A new Sage One in a 9'6" however I've had good reports of The New Redingtons & I am still waiting to Cast one.
Also around Christmas we have The same scenes especially at night around all the outside lights with Brown Beetles which The Fish go crazy on as you showed with The Midges then a little later we have a similar thing with Bogong Moths.
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Great report Larry. Those are some nice pictures
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Also around Christmas we have The same scenes especially at night around all the outside lights with Brown Beetles which The Fish go crazy on as you showed with The Midges then a little later we have a similar thing with Bogong Moths.
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Brian: Do you happen to have a photo of a Bogong Moth? I'd be interested in seeing what that looks like.

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