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    Default Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    After stopping by the Sporting Gentleman fly shop to look at the dozens of
    bamboo rods they have, we stopped by Ridley Creek to have a go at the
    trout with our new Lew Parks 7' 4wt split cane rod. The section I fished
    was ff'ing only/catch and release, so I decided to show them something they
    might not have seen a zillion times in the past few months. I decided on a
    #16 Chan's Chronimid (gold bead, white antron gills and tail section, peacock
    herl throax, and red thread body), and they starting taking it pretty quick!

    Here are some pics:


    Hard to Hold




    Here's a video: Click Here

    We have caught plenty of crappie, bluegill, and perch on the bamboo rod
    in the past 10 days, but these are the first trout. It was a splendid outing . My wife didn't fish (strained her ankle wading yesterday), but
    she served as cameraman.

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Nice work. What kind of line are you throwing on that new cane rod?

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    SA Mastery Trout WF. I have the same line in a DT, but haven't bothered to
    try it yet. It's a really great rod to cast, and the ff'ing experience takes on
    a whole different aura. I love it!

    That wiggly brown wouldn't hold still long enough to get the hook out, and
    I was beginning to think he'd never calm down !

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Frank: Nice fish! When I first saw you with the bamboo rod I was wondering how you pried that out of your wife's hands, then the last sentence explained it.
    Nice looking rod.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Hi Frank

    Nice post. Good video too. I've fished there a few times while I was at Villanova. Good spot.
    Davo
    My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

    Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Hey Davo!
    I never even saw Ridley Creek until this past March! They say it'll fish well
    throughout the summer, unless the temp reaches near 100* for a couple
    weeks. Sounds like a party to me !

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    If I recall right Frank they stock that aeveral times a summer. The Fly Shop in Media usually knows when they have stocked it. Sorry I don't remember the name of the shop.
    Davo
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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Yeah...."They" is Barry, the owner of the Sporting Gentleman in Media. That
    shop is busy all the time, but the creek is only a few minutes away. The
    water temp was relatively cold on Ridley Creek today, and we plan to hit
    it whenever possible this summer. Seeing other fly anglers is a refreshing
    change of pace for us: they're a rare sight where I live in Lower Bucks
    County, and I see maybe one every two months . Not only did Ridley
    Creek have flyfisherman today, there was a flyfisherbabe just downstream
    of me. I couldn't convince my wife to take a picture of her, however .
    She caught a really nice brown BTW!

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Frank

    Sweet. I hooked my brother in law up with a 4wt from that shop years ago. It was his wedding present from me. He and my sister lived in Media at the time. When she would let him go fishing we would hit Riddly, or French Creek(out by Brandywine), and Tulpohocken Creek( in Reading), not to mention Valley Creek.
    Davo
    My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

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    Default Re: Trout Pics...Caught on my New Bamboo

    Nice ! Barry and his people are a real class act! Barry says he's going to
    turn the shop over to his daughter sometime soon, but I don't know when.
    There's another woman who works there (Mary), and she was an entomologist
    before retiring. A graceful lady, Mary is an encyclopedia of ff'ing/tying/gear
    knowledge.

    EDIT: Barry had two bamboo rods strung up behind the counter today, and he said one was
    close to a hundred years old! He intends to fish both of them this week, likely tomorrow since they'll
    be closed.

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