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|Jmd123||May 13th, 2011, 2:51 pm|
|Jason, I wouldn't feel any guilt about not catching those fish on flies. Hey, my first nine fish of the year were bluegills that I pulled through a hole in the ice, caught on a teardrop baited with a waxworm. Sometimes a man just needs to catch some fish!!|
I too am pretty much a dedicated fly fisher, having not used anything else since 2007 except for this year's two ice fishing excursions. But I will likely be using ice-fishing gear again this winter, though I shudder to think about it now having just gotten through this past awfully cold and long winter...in the meantime I will probably be throwing nothing but flies, and use my significant collection of spinning gear & lures to outfit guests. But hey, I might just do a bit of kayak trolling as well - dragging a Rapala behind my kayak has proven deadly! Although, I could substitute one of my big gnarly pike flies...
|No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...|
|Oldredbarn||May 9th, 2011, 5:41 pm|
|Yep...Jason...I don't see a single rise in any of these photos...It's good to see you are getting out at least...|
It's a long story cut way short, but it was just after Easter in 1973 when my traveling buddy and I had to sleep out on the ground one night up there in your neck-of-the-woods with only our sleeping bags...It crossed my mind during the night to zip them together...Yes we were good friends and had known each other since 7th grade, but it felt like we might freeze to death. We skipped the zipping the sleeping bags together and somehow fell asleep and lived to talk about it.
Lovely fish by-the-way!
|"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively|
"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood