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wabi 09-19-2011 05:23 PM

called out for an emergency
 
Got an emergency call from my friend who owns the pond with the BIG bluegills yesterday.
The phone rang and when I answered he excitedly shouted, "Get here quick! The 'gills are bitin' like crazy today!"

I told my son to grab his fly rod, and we hit the road. I keep a 3wt in the truck, but on the way out the door I grabbed the 6wt cane rod for a change.

Too busy with catch & release to walk back to the truck to get the camera I forgot so I could take pics :rolleyes:, but we each caught several very nice 'gills (for this area, many 9+" and they are thick & good fighters). I had a blast with the cane rod, those 'gills can bend it into the cork! :surprise:

Probably not a lot of fishing time left this fall (deer archery season opens Saturday and keeps me occupied for a few weeks), maybe some late October & November trips if the weather cooperates. But if not, we still had a very memorable day as the summer weather says goodby.

hal_sch 09-20-2011 08:15 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
I've only been fly fishing since june and I still love to catch gills. I never knew they could put up such a fight till I started to use a fairy wand. I finally did get a bass of decent size and they don't put up as much fight as a gill does. Can't wait till Nov. when they stock some trout in the pond.

caseywise 09-20-2011 08:23 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
nice dave! that sounds like an "emergency" that i would like to be called to;)
i'll bet those big gills were fun on that old bamboo!


:Dcasey

raindogt 09-20-2011 08:49 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
Emergency, huh? I wonder if I could use that 'explanation' with work....???:D

gjamison 11-01-2011 12:35 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
that is perfect!

flyfisher45 11-12-2011 06:48 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
I wonder how my employer would like that. :)

ditz 11-13-2011 12:44 PM

Re: called out for an emergency
 
I have only been fly fishing for 40 years and I still like to catch BG too. :eek:


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