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Old 04-25-2013, 07:40 AM
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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.

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And yes, there is a different fish in each picture, even though the camera position and the look of the fish are very similar.
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Very nice! The UL's sure can be fun in that small water!
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Way to go Nick!
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I would love to get a couple of pumpkinseeds for my aquarium, alas there arent any around me really.
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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.


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Very nice! Pics of the new rig?
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looks like a fun afternoon with the 2 wt!
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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.
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Love the UL stuff, fly or otherwise. Well done. I hear that's as big as they come in that size!

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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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