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gt05254 07-17-2012 03:29 PM

Three that worked for me
Just spent two weeks in New Brunswick on the Miramichi. I take zillions of flies with me; I used three to good effect. Celtic Beauty, Christmas Tree, and Shady Lady Spey. Go figure.

jpbfly 07-17-2012 04:05 PM

Re: Three that worked for me
Looks like the one at the top caught more fish;)Gary don't show this reel to Ard...he's going to steal it:D

mcnerney 07-17-2012 04:46 PM

Re: Three that worked for me
Gary: After seeing the extreme quality of your flies up close I can understand why those patterns worked so effectively. Congrats!

gt05254 07-17-2012 05:09 PM

Re: Three that worked for me
Thanks, guys! It was my first trip with the Marquis - and first with a click and pawl for big fish. I'm hooked (all puns intended!). My last fish Saturday morning (lots of pics on my blog) hit so hard and ran so fast right out of the shoot that the guys 400 yards downriver could hear the reel scream!

Added a whole new dimension to my fishing, just like the two handers did (the Marquis was on a Beulah 12'6 7/8 wt).

Glad you like the flies, too!

Liphookedau 07-17-2012 06:25 PM

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Hi Gary.
I'ts always good to see colourful people enjoying themselves Fishing with good friends.
Glad to hear your Holiday went well also your Hardy's Reel did The Job,as always your Flies always look The Part & also did The Job very well.
How did you find The Beulah,even though I've only seen pics of them,The Grips also look Great.

gt05254 07-17-2012 06:52 PM

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Brian, glad you liked the blog post! The Beulah was fine, especially for a 12'6 7/8 weight. I did up the compact Scandi shooting head line weight 10 grains to 460 (Beulah sent a 450) and I liked that better. Up until last week, I thought a 12'6 was just fine for the Miramichi. That was until I cast a friend's Loomis Dredger 8/9, 14'9". Yikes, what a cannon (and an expensive one at that!)!

I'll be saving my pennies to have one with me for my September trip to the Miramichi!

wt bash 07-17-2012 10:27 PM

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Good deal man! Killer doo in the last pic of your blog! Hahaha just joking, only cause I'm green with envy! I especially dug that canoe launch, kinda funny how the simplest answer is often the best.

Guest1 07-18-2012 01:57 AM

Re: Three that worked for me
Wow Gary! Nice photo. I like the reel and the flies but seriously, it's a post card photo. Post card I'd buy anyway. :thmbup:

gt05254 07-18-2012 05:51 AM

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Thanks again, fellas! (and that canoe launch was cool, WT!)

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