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Old 02-12-2010, 11:56 AM
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This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of my first trout in the Park...I was 13...it was a 7" rainbow caught on a Ginger Quill dry fly in Porter's Creek in the side channel just below the parking area at the gate...I was on a picnic with my grandparents and cousin....as my grandfather and cousin were rigging up their flyrods I could not understand why I couldn't go with them...ended up with the quill tied to a spinning outfit...couldn't understand why I wasns't able to cast as far as my cousin but managed to flick that fly into a small plunge pool, saw a splash and pulled out the only fish that was big enough to keep that was caught that day....50 years later I still fish that same side channel every chance I get and more times than not I will pull a distant relative of that first trout out of one of the little plunge pools...somewhere I still have a black and white photo of me standing in the middle of Porter's Creek with that little bow at the end of my rod...
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