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    Default Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    I fished somewhere else today that WASNT my storm drain!! haha. There are some lakes kinda close to me and I have fished them kinda sorta half assed a couple of times and never really had any luck. Well Sunday i went to a creek and tried out my new Sage bass rod but it was too high from saturdays rain and off color. So the rod started with a slight skunk...not good.

    So off to these ponds, never caught much but there is always little bass patrolling the shore and bluegill so hey why not. Tied on a clouser minnow i have that i wanted to look like a bluegill,



    ^^This, and started chucking it alone the banks with short strips. Well the little bass were all over it. First 3 fish wiggled off ( its barbless...bah ) but I finally brought one to hand,



    YAY! No more skunks, So i walked around the lake, catching a few more and most of them flopping off, i had one that would have been close to the legal 12" length buuuuut it flopped off again. All in all a good day, I spent alittle over an hour there and caught 6 fish so i cant complain. Here's another dink bass



    Then it hit me on the drive back home, in the past 5 days, I've gone fishing 4 times. Most excellent.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    Very good indeed, you have a nice set of rod & reel there too my friend. I have a new one on the way, I managed to scrape up a 1968 orvis 6'6" full flex glass rod for a #6 line in 'as new' condition. I'm looking very much forward to it getting here.

    Nice,

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    A great day and story, would imagine those bass were a hoot to catch.

    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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    That was a good day fishing.I have the same Sage Bass 230 rod, really enjoy it too and its perfect for the average bass and I love how you can throw big flies all day and don't get tired cause it's light.I just need to keep practicing my casts and waiting to go fishing this year and get my first fish on a fly rod.How far were you casting out?

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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    thanks all. I was casting MAYBE 10' off the shore, but throwing it ~20' down the shore, then striping it in parallel with the bank. The bass were hitting it very aggressively.

    Some advise for those who want to line these 230 bass rods, mine didnt come with any line ( Ard, this might help you ) and I found out you can not buy the bass line unless you buy the rod and it has it with it. So we ordered the Rio Outbound WF6-F and honestly I think it works better on this rod then the Bass line they come with. You can chuck some serious flies without even noticing them. I made some guys that were at the lake irritated when I showed up. The were there the whole time I was an 1 guy caught two fish, I had my first 3 right off the bat and they seem very confused/kinda laughed at the fact I had a fly rod.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

    Storm Drain Bonefisher

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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    Geoff: Congrats, that looks like a great way to break in a new rod!
    Larry


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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    Nice work Geoff, gotta love finally working the fish slime into new cork!
    - 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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    I loved that clouser pattern you had there I tied my own and slammed some largemouth with it! Just thought Id let you know

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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    Glad it worked for ya. I need to tie some more and fix that one, its getting kinda beat up. I used it last night and this was first cast result, more fish goo in the new cork.



    this one was larger then the others, about 10"
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    Default Re: Broke in a new rod and removed a skunk

    Good to see the results coming in, Geoff! I put the matching Trout reel in red 3/4 on my 2wt, love that red!
    - 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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