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Old 06-26-2008, 02:15 PM
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Here is my first red. We were fishing the Laguna Madre near Arroyo City.

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Hi Trucha,

Way to go. Some good Redfishing in that area. Tell us what outfit you were using and what fly?

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:57 PM
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On this day, I was using my friend's GLX with a Wulff Triangle fly line, all in 8 weight The going fly for us was a #6 Green/white clouser. I left my rig at the house; line was dead, time to change.

After we caught a couple of fish, we celebrated with a gurkha and a margarita. Then, this small red showed up and that I casted to.

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:58 PM
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For lunch; Texas sized oysters.

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Hi to all,

Here is Trucha's photo of his Red Fish. It was too large for a home page photo.

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Congrats on your success! I'm jealous as I'm still waiting for mine. I fished for 2 days but weird weather and muddy flows for flooding upstream/MS river made for bad fishing for everyone in Grand Isle, LA. I did get to taste a bull red harvested by Jim in our group using "...commie tackle..."(aka spinning,non-flytackle). Best fish I've had in a while. So should I bring a Maduro for luck?
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:59 AM
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The first day we fished, we couldn't buy a strike. The reds were everywhere but nothing was hitting. It was busy with a lot of boats on the water, including a full moon. The second day was totally different. I busted off twice, on huge fish before I put a fresh leader/tippet on. My friend said it has been awhile since he has seen so many fish, so active.

A maduro in a churchill would do nicely.
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Trucha,

that is a nice start, looking forward to seeing more pics.
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Way to go! I am looking forward to being able to announce the same!
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