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flyguy97 05-17-2013 06:02 PM

Stress Relief
Got out today with a new fly pattern, ready to unstress after my AP test. First 3 cast I had a few nice swirls but all missed it, on the fourth cast my fly hits the water and I see a tail whip around and I have him hooked. Ended up being about a 1.5 lb bass, quite a fight on my 3 wt around weeds. Also the biggest fish caught on the fly for me. Saw some wildlife too. :D good day

mcnerney 05-17-2013 07:10 PM

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Congrats on the nice bass!

jimp 05-18-2013 05:36 AM

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congrats on getting to go fishing and catch something, GL on the tests.

grouch 05-18-2013 07:44 AM

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And that is exactly what makes warm water fly fishing so great, rod/reel and a little else. It's about as pure as you can get. Well done.

thechroniclesofmasi 05-18-2013 08:29 AM

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Don't cast at the snake!

I wish I started at your age. This sport is a blast.

half fast 05-18-2013 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by thechroniclesofmasi (Post 557061)
Don't cast at the snake!

Heck, I seem to catch 'em even when I don't cast to 'em!

Nice catch, flyguy. Reminds me of when I was your age. Of course, way back then we were casting pterodactyl imitations.......

flyguy97 05-19-2013 06:41 PM

Re: Stress Relief Can someone I'D this for me? Its short, fat, and voracious. I have only caught a handful and have never been able to figure out what it was. I'm only aware of bluegill, redears, green sunfish, bass, crappie, and a single pumpkinseed ever caught in the pond. Any guesses?

half fast 05-21-2013 07:55 PM

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Looks like a rock bass to me.

theboz 05-21-2013 09:05 PM

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Need to see a better pic of the head . Could be a Warmouth or an Orange Spotted Sunfish or a natural hybrid . Like I said need a head shot! Definately not a Pumpkinseed or Rock Bass . I'm leaning towards a Warmouth or Hybrid.

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Ok I enlarged the pic and counted dorsal spines and pecs and it is a Warmouth ! Cool looking one at that!

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And it's a male judging by the small orange mark towards the back of the dorsal where it joins the body. These fish are like bluegills in that they look different in diffrenr waters especially coloration!

nick k 05-22-2013 07:39 AM

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Saw some nature myself the other day. Was fishing a local pond and was about to leave when I heard a HUGE splash. Sounded like someone threw a boulder into the water. I then saw a pretty big shape moving in the water, leaving a decent sized wake as it went. Looked like a small crocodile (obviously it was not since I live in MA. It was getting dark so I couldn't see what it was until it swam to within 15 yards of me. Turned out to be a large beaver cooling off. Every minute or so he would flip over, pound the water, and dive underneath. It was really cool to see.

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