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Old 07-31-2013, 10:35 PM
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I fly fished my fave lake today, before the rain. I know that there are crappies in 20' of water, and they will hit a Gulp Alive minnow ...... but today I was only after relaxation and catchin' a lot of fish!

I didn't even take my UL spin. I used my 3wt Cabelas PT (my Helios is still being repaired)

Super fun afternoon. I must have caught 100 sunfish today! Mostly bluegills, but a few green sunfish and a couple small bass.

Water temp was 78 ...... it was 80 last week during the hot spell. Best flies were a tan "micro bugger" in size 14 and 16. Most caught on top, but a tungsten bead on same fly also produced pretty good.

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Flies I used today. I tied a few more for tomorrow? (some no weight, and some with tungsten bead)
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Beautiful Green Sunfish:
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Great underwater shots, how do you snap those?
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Nice report, great pictures.
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Great trip report and photos! I really like the looks of your micro buggers!
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I purchased a Dave Scadden "Outlaw Escape" a few months ago for a Christmas present to myself!

Joni has been promoting the Scadden stuff (a lot of folks on the internet are raving about the Scadden 'toons)...... she has the big brother of this one!

I used a Cross Creek UL last year. I really like float tubing with a UL fly rod. It's the most fishing local action you can have and at any time of the day! Bluegills bite like crazy all day, you don't have to get a early start?

These new float tubes / pontoons have the "bladderless" technology. They don't lose any air at all! The Escape will hold 600 lbs. Mine comes with aluminum oars, but I like to kick around with my flip fins instead!

Only 21 lbs, but I keep mine inflated all the time and just toss on my roof rack. It only takes me 30 seconds to get the tube in the water.

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I really like the looks of your micro buggers!
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Thanks, I tie all my own stuff, but it seems that a woolybugger (or a variation?) is all I use anymore!

I always look for those tiny feathers on the front of a saddle hackle hunk. If I wrap any fly with a tiny, thin hackle ..... the fly becomes alive and the fish just can't resist it!

I actually outfished a guy using a live worm chunk while I was using a no weight micro bugger! 10 to 1!! LOL Fly rods rule!
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Down here if you use a float tube, don't be surprised if some guy with an off shore rig and wire line offers you twenty bucks if you'll let him tape a ten ought hook to your leg. We call float tubes "trolling for gators". As to the gills, that's awesome. I can catch those things all day on a four weight and be perfectly happy. Lord, they're every bit as much fun as more popular fish.
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