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    Default Big thanks!

    This picture is to thank all those who posted advise in the topic I recently posted asking questions about river fishing for smallmouths.

    Now the report, fishing a saginaw bay tributary river, i had one of the best days catching smallmouth i have ever had, and certainly the best on the river with a fly rod. I caught over 25 smallmouth, and landed 3 very nice ones. I also lost a hawg that hit on the edge of a log jam, and proceeded to tear me up, eventually snagging me in the timber. I also got 4 fish that i would estimate over 20 inches to emerge from the deep cover and crush my fly. i couldn't hook up with those due to some technical issues that are my fault (slack in the line) (late hook set).

    I was using a large clouser minnow in chartreuse and white, along with a floating line, 8 wt rod, and a 6 foot section of mini sink tip.

    I also caught fish on a harry fodder fly also, but nothing big.

    Anyway, thanks again guys!

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    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: Big thanks!

    I was not one who lent the advice but I do love to hear feedback like this I guess the forum worked for you and I'm glad to hear it, congratulations on some beautiful fish.


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  3. #3

    Default Re: Big thanks!

    Great looking fish, pretty cool how the forum works, someone helped you and now your post may help another.

    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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    Manning, S. C. (formerly MD)

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    Beautiful Bronzeback!

    Glad it worked out for you!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: Big thanks!

    Great looking fish, congrats on your success and thanks for the feedback!

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    Default Re: Big thanks!

    Beautiful fish! I'm a newbie to smallies and just read your first thread. I'm hoping it'll pay off Wednesday and next weekend!

    With the clouser were you dead drifting or striping?

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