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Time of Dayafternoon
Fish CaughtBrown Trout
Conditions & HatchesMostly sunny, low water, sulphurs and olives

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MartinlfJuly 17th, 2008, 5:04 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
Fished two days on the upper West Branch of the Delaware and avoided total humiliation due to some help from Matt (our own WestBranch). Managed two nice fish the first day, and one smaller one the second day. Also lost one nicer fish the second day. Thanks, Matt.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MartinlfJuly 17th, 2008, 8:38 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
Hmm, I posted this up in a hurry, thinking I might add to it, but there's no edit button for reports?

What I would add is the dozens of flies tried, the billion refusals, and the gorgeous scene of the moon rising over the river the final night. And, oh yes, the second day was almost devoid of bugs. The flows this summer, according to everyone I've talked with, have been absurd, with heavy releases followed by trickles. Bugs and fish have been affected. Talk with shop owners before you head out to learn the current conditions.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MartinlfJuly 17th, 2008, 10:46 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
OK, OK, I must not have edited a post on this site for a while. I forgot about the little scissors icon at the top right being the edit button. But this gives me the opportunity to carry on a conversation with myself and to make this thread look really popular--until one actually sees who's doing all the posting. But soon my dear friends will begin to click on and deride me for all my forgetfulness. And I'm glad to provide them the opportunity for a bit of entertainment. Any of you new guys, look for the little scissors if you want to add to or change your posts. Or you can just hit reply, like I did. :)
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GONZOJuly 17th, 2008, 11:11 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Talking to yourself is certainly one way to have a conversation with a like-minded person, Louis, but I thought I'd reply just to keep you from thinking that you were being ignored. :)
FalsiflyJuly 17th, 2008, 11:35 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Louis,
I hope you will excuse me for barging in on your personal thread. Dear friend or not I certainly would not deride you for your forgetfulness, but I would caution you about playing with scissors lest you cut out my favorite part—the entertainment.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
MartinlfJuly 17th, 2008, 7:34 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
Scissors? What scissors?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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