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Old 03-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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Sometimes I'm amazed at the ability of fish to adapt to pollution. We have a creek that gets some major spills of raw sewage when we have heavy rain (the wastewater treatment plant gets flooded to overflowing) but the fish survive. I sure wouldn't keep any to eat, but they're fun to catch (& release).
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Very interesting, keep up the good fishing!
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Thanks all. The new Sage is AWESOME!!! The rod casts wonderfully, its light and SUPER responsive. The Sage line i got on clearance also shoots really well and floats high. I had no issues presenting my fly quietly and right where i wanted it with 35' casts. I hate to say it because i love my other St Croix dearly but my ST Croix 8wt couldnt come close to touching this Vantage. Im sure the cork will be MUCH darker and have that fish goo funk by fall when I put it away. I plan to hit this water pretty much every week if I can, I have plenty of water to explore, this section is just a .75 mile section by me.

Let me clarify siomething right quick...there is NO ( direct ) RAW sewage in this watershed. There is polutants though. Many of the storm drains in the area neighborhoods and in the industrial park flow into this creek. So anything in the streets is sweep into it. So common things to see are tires, plastic bags, bottles, cans, grocery carts, lawn mowers etc etc. The actual water shed/creek has very little of this actual junk in it, it mostly ends up in the gravel bars and on the sides. We are kinda starting a mini stream team on it to help keep it clean. So please, DO NOT be concerned about me getting a nasty bactieral infection via poo from this creek. All I have caught so far is carp-aloism. :P


I have also been taking video, so hopefully by the fall I can throw a nice 10-15min video together of my escopades in the poop-chute.
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Geoff next time I hit my drainage creek I'm going to take a video just for you.
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Very jealous. I have been wanting to hook into a carp for a long time now. Maybe this is the year.

I just got a Sage Flight and I also agree the cork is way to shiny. It just doesnt look or feel right. I will have to change that. Haha
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Very jealous. I have been wanting to hook into a carp for a long time now. Maybe this is the year.

I just got a Sage Flight and I also agree the cork is way to shiny. It just doesnt look or feel right. I will have to change that. Haha
They are awesome fish, you'll be addicted after a couple of them. The cork on my old 3wt is pretty dark and discolored, guess that just means lots of fishes.
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Thanks all. The new Sage is AWESOME!!! The rod casts wonderfully, its light and SUPER responsive. The Sage line i got on clearance also shoots really well and floats high. I had no issues presenting my fly quietly and right where i wanted it with 35' casts. I hate to say it because i love my other St Croix dearly but my ST Croix 8wt couldnt come close to touching this Vantage. Im sure the cork will be MUCH darker and have that fish goo funk by fall when I put it away. I plan to hit this water pretty much every week if I can, I have plenty of water to explore, this section is just a .75 mile section by me.

Let me clarify siomething right quick...there is NO ( direct ) RAW sewage in this watershed. There is polutants though. Many of the storm drains in the area neighborhoods and in the industrial park flow into this creek. So anything in the streets is sweep into it. So common things to see are tires, plastic bags, bottles, cans, grocery carts, lawn mowers etc etc. The actual water shed/creek has very little of this actual junk in it, it mostly ends up in the gravel bars and on the sides. We are kinda starting a mini stream team on it to help keep it clean. So please, DO NOT be concerned about me getting a nasty bactieral infection via poo from this creek. All I have caught so far is carp-aloism. :P


I have also been taking video, so hopefully by the fall I can throw a nice 10-15min video together of my escopades in the poop-chute.
Geoff: Good to hear that you are enjoying the new Sage rod! I can't wait to see your video!
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Nice fish to christen the new rodcongrats!
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Congrats! Thats a great way to start the year!
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Brings back memories. Grew up fishing storm drains. Except ours drained into a large sand pit called a sump. Most had goldfish and carp in them but one had largemouth bass. A local tournament fisherman had self stocked it for his personal honey hole. My buddy made the front page of the paper when he hooked a body in the sump. Turned out to be the victim of a car crash that was never recovered from the scene. Only thing I didn't like about fishing the dumps were the water rats. See you hook a goldfish and swim right over to investigate. Creepy!
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