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    Default Bronzeback trip made!

    well i had some fish trip points to cash in today.... my wife was out of town all last week( for fun) and i had to fend off the 2 kiddos all week so i took the morning off work and headed to a local creek with my new TFO PRO II 6wt., Allen Trout 2 reel, and new RIO smallmouth line. i was excited to be pursuing my favorite fish with new gear. first few pools i had a few dinks but then on the next deep pool i hooked a MONSTER! she jumped one time and i watched my clouser go flying in the air!! i was so devestated, my buddy just looked at me in shock. i told him i gotta stay here and fish awhile longer....within the next 4 cast i hooked up again! this fish jumped and jumped and really worked the drag. i finally landed her, got a few pics, and released her unharmed. i stopped fishing after that...it couldnt get any better




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    Default Re: Bronzeback trip made!

    Oh boy, that is a real nice fish! I love the color.
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Default Re: Bronzeback trip made!

    looks like you had a great outing!
    nice spring smallie as well
    still snow and ice here, but it looks like
    were gettin close

    casey


    ARFE

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    Excellent!

    Any thoughts on why you lost the monster (too low weight tippet, poor knot, etc.)? What type leader and tippet were you using?

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    What was your heart rate right after the 1st jump? Those are cool fish...excellent! -Mike

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    Dang! That's a nice fish. I'm jealous. I am a long way away from doing that. Stll have three feet of ice on the river and cold enough we are still building ice. This is going to be a late Spring here.

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    Thanks guys!!

    Dakotakid-my line didnt break...she simply umhooked on the jump from slack.

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    Color me jealous. That's a nice fish! The fact you don't have a glove, hat, and heavy winter jacket makes me even more jealous.


    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Dang! That's a nice fish. I'm jealous. I am a long way away from doing that. Stll have three feet of ice on the river and cold enough we are still building ice. This is going to be a late Spring here.

    We're in the same boat down here. Forecast highs in the mid-upper 20's through next week, along with a snowstorm on Monday. I've decided spring has thought it best to just skip over Minnesota.

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    Awesome, about a month for me. Thanks for sharing those pigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Beautiful fb SM!!! Thanks for sharing that memorable hog!!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
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