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    Default Re: Tree Slinging

    Great job on the three that didn't get away. Some sacrifices have to be made to keep the tackle Gods happy.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Maybe that explains why I haven't been catching much lately! I haven't lost a lure in a while...
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Good story.

    Reminds me why I tie my own flies. Those three streamers cost about fifty cents in hooks and materials.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Tree Slinging

    i have certainly given many,many sacrifices to the tree gods myself
    way to keep at it!

    casey


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    One of my fishing buddies from years ago, who was probably 70 years my senior - in his mid 90's - canoed up as I was trying to retrieve a fly from a branch while standing in my canoe.

    In his thick Maine accent he said "Now that musta been a WICKED good salmon. Trout nevah jump that high".

    I gave him a long strip of polar bear hair from some that a friend who was a taxidermist had given to me. He fished a lot of black ghosts in the spring. He was extraordinarily pleased, but said that most of it would be wasted on him. I protested, then he said,

    " Hell, there's no way that I can possibly live much moah than to right about heah" while he poiinted to a spot on the strip about a foot and a half down.

    Cheers,
    Jim

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    Hi Dave,

    I looked on-line for one of those gizmo's that you toss up over the limb to either cut it or pull it down to where you can reach it but couldn't fine one. I have used rocks and an old sinking line that I used to carry for just this purpose. Depending on how high they were and since you're in a kayak you could carry a 6' pruning stick. You know what I'm talking about right? I hate losing flies.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    If you hope to cut the branch, they make survival saws that are in essence highly abrasive strands that you work like a hack saw (think using dental floss or fishing line to cut cheese or the like). You could attach one of these to a longer rope and weight one end to flick it over or around branches. Just a thought if you're trying to remove the branch.
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Unfortunately these streamers will have to be a sacrificed. To many submerged limbs coupled with deep water and current to risk my wife and kids future. I do appreciate the advice though.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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