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nick k 04-25-2013 07:40 AM

My first UL hookup
 
I took my recently purchased first UL rod (a Superfine Touch 2wt) for its maiden voyage yesterday. It was a beautiful 65 degree day in Boston and I headed out to a local pond after work. In total, I hauled in about 6 small largemouth and about 8 pumpkinseeds. I had a blast and can't imagine going back to my 6wt now for the sizes I was catching. The MVP fly of the day was a size 14 black foam beetle I whipped up the day before. I also grabbed one on an MM minnow and a SJ worm. My 6wt Diamondback is a dear friend but I think it will be collecting dust for a while. The 2wt was just way too much fun. Every sunfish felt like a bass, and every small bass felt like a big bass.

Here's a few pictures of some of the fish from yesterday:


http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1076d3c7.jpg

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46568c69.jpg

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...ps13d2311d.jpg

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...psd94fa17d.jpg


And yes, there is a different fish in each picture, even though the camera position and the look of the fish are very similar.

brookfieldangler 04-25-2013 07:54 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
Very nice! The UL's sure can be fun in that small water!

fredaevans 04-25-2013 08:08 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
Way to go Nick! :wiggle:

stl_geoff 04-25-2013 08:17 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
I would love to get a couple of pumpkinseeds for my aquarium, alas there arent any around me really.

nick k 04-25-2013 08:23 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
They really are beautiful fish. There are some pretty huge ones around me. Here's a picture of one from last summer. You can tell that it is solid muscle. They fight very well for their size.


http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...7CFDBEA210.jpg

kingofamberley 04-25-2013 08:34 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
Very nice! Pics of the new rig?

caseywise 04-25-2013 08:37 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
looks like a fun afternoon with the 2 wt!
:)

nick k 04-25-2013 10:13 AM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kingofamberley (Post 550054)
Very nice! Pics of the new rig?

I'll throw some pictures of the rod up tonight. Its a beautiful rod and handles great. You'd be surprised how far you can throw line with a 2wt. The only thing that stopped me was backcast room.

shimloom 04-25-2013 01:23 PM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
Love the UL stuff, fly or otherwise. Well done. I hear that's as big as they come in that size!

Craig

rockthief 04-30-2013 01:27 PM

Re: My first UL hookup
 
ah yes, welcome to ultralight heaven :) It's a wonderful place to be. I fish a one weight and several three weight outfits.


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