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Old 03-16-2012, 11:48 PM
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I went out to the ponds today for a while early in the afternoon with the wife's grandpa, and then again by myself in the evening. It looked a little windy earlier in the day so I took the 6wt out and caught 7 bluegill and 1 largemouth bass. They all hit size 10 foam spiders that were either yellow or black. They hit both colors. I even had a big grass carp look up and give it a thousand yard stare. I feel bad though because my wife's grandpa bought bait and didn't have a fly rod. Without thinking, I cast right about where he was fishing and stole a bluegill right out from under him too. I felt even worse after that.

Since the fishing was so good, I returned later in the evening with my 2wt and smoked 'em. Same flies as earlier. They were smacking the flies hard too. I ended up catching a couple bass and 8 more bluegill. At the end of the day, my main fly, (a black spider) was completely shredded.

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Looks like you had plenty of action.
I'll bet the bass in the last pic put a bend in the rod.
How big of a fly do you think the 2wt would handle?
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Looks like you had plenty of action.
I'll bet the bass in the last pic put a bend in the rod.
How big of a fly do you think the 2wt would handle?
I'm not sure of the max. size, but I've cast size 8 flies with bead-chain eyes comfortably. And oh yeah, the bass about bent it into a U shape!

The landowner wants a couple grass carp moved this spring to his other pond, so I've got my work cut out for me.
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The landowner wants a couple grass carp moved this spring to his other pond, so I've got my work cut out for me.
Might I suggest something other than the 2 wt....?

BTW-- JEALOUS! I have been out twice this year (in warmwater environs) -- seen 2 small LM, and a small smattering (2 or 3) of sunnies.... but nothing like the fun you have posted.

Nice work-- I can taste spring.
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Might I suggest something other than the 2 wt....?

BTW-- JEALOUS! I have been out twice this year (in warmwater environs) -- seen 2 small LM, and a small smattering (2 or 3) of sunnies.... but nothing like the fun you have posted.

Nice work-- I can taste spring.
It's been in the 70's here for about a week. The fish seem like they're having a ball.

I think I'm going to take the 6 or 8wt out for grassies. I've caught a few of them, but I've never hardcore chased them. The fish are extremely smart and shy, but they have their "duh..." moments and take flies sometimes. However, I may try to train them to eat corn again and break out some yellow foam.

I love to hear some tips for getting the grassies to bite.
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