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Old 05-01-2012, 05:37 PM
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I was planning on doing a fancy-smancy trip report with lots of pictures along with the historical importance of the area, some geology and archaeological facts and a few indian depredations thrown in for good measure.
But responsibilities are getting in the way so I'll just have to do a brag report.
I run this section often so next time.

New Fy - really just another variation on my River Craw. All the bells and whistles though; long tail, multi wrapped long shuck estaz, double hackled with legs.
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I discovered it falls very slow, almost too slow for the deep section I was in but I found a few takers including a nice one.
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New Species - Longnose Gar
I think gar are cool and a fun fish to catch since they tend to go airborne at times.
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New Personal Best - for largemouth bass that is
Caught on a clouser with black zonker strip.
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When I started fly fishing my buddies asked, "why would you want to catch smaller fish?"
I told them, "I don't plan on catching smaller fish."

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Nice David!
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Nice bass and gar!
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Very nice, congrats! I didn't realize that gar would go airborne, interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Very nice indeed! Congratulations!
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Just out of curiosity, how hard was it to remove the hook from that gar?

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Nice gar! They're a blast to catch! They fight like mad and leap all over. We've got lots of them here. It takes skill to hook one!
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Just out of curiosity, how hard was it to remove the hook from that gar?

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It came right out no problem. I alway mash down or break off the barb, first thing I do when tying.
They do like to jump. I've fought several up close to the boat, they will grab the fly but not get hooked then just let go when they get close.

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Nice work! Congrats!

Funny that your buddies thought that fly rods = small fish. I get that a lot too.
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I just counter that with about 20 or so pictures of blugil that Ive caught that day all about fillet size.
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