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    Default Soho trip 2/7/09

    Headed up to the Soho yesterday with my friend Tom from Christian Fly Fishers.
    The wind was brutal most of the afternoon, but the fish were rising to BWOs and I was able to take several on dries but most came on the dropper BHSHPT.
    The river was filled with anglers as one would expect on such a nice warm Feb. day.
    My best fish was taken later in the afternoon on a different stretch of river. I put on a smallmouth streamer that I had with me and hooked into a nice 16-17" brown. Great day to be out after months of cold days stuck in the house
    A few picts to share...

    nice little 15" brown on the dry.


    skinny bow on the dropper


    fish of the day



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    Congratulation Troutman those are very nice fish.

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    Nice report and fish Gary! Those fish have beautiful colors... By the way, I see you are using a Measure Net. I'm looking for a new (larger) net since the nets I have are a bit small when used on large fish. How do you like the Measure Net? I'm also thinking about a Ghost Net but the price tag is pretty hefty...
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    I like the measure net. My daughter bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago. It works great when fishing from the pontoon. It has a longer handle to reach fish from a sitting position and I can tuck it easily into my wading belt for wading. Nice to be able to get a quick measure also.
    The only downfall is that small flies get hung in the mesh easily, so you must be sure and debarb them.

    For photography, I think the clear rubber mesh is better, but not sure that would justify the cost of one. I want to get a small boga grip this year instead of carrying the net all the time. They are pricey also but bigger fish are easier to control and less handling involved.

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    nice catches troutman. I just got some of my popper bodies in from LRO and I am going to try and tie up some of your patterns. Maybe one day I will get as good as you on tying and fishing.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Nice report Troutman, I enjoyed the photos. I really liked the shot that you posted on the photography board in the February monthly challenge.

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