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  1. #21
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    gmreeves nice catch. I see that little project rod made it to completion. Way to think outside the box.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Mr. Reeves beaut of an outfit! What reel is that? Gary, there's a story to that fish. When dad got in the boat he said "I've got some cool new flies to try!" 5 minutes later he handed me the dumbest looking fly I had ever seen. It was a piece of 4 mm fly foam cut to look like a piece of corn on a piece of mono tied to a hook! We ancored off in a run that had ton of trout midging. I looked over my shoulder on a back cast and saw close to 50 carp. I said to dad, "I'm gonna do something stupid! Where are those flies?" Dad handed them over I cut off my dropper fly and re-tied on the corn fly. My third cast landed in the path of about 10 fish. All immediately nosed down and the biggest one out of the bunch decided to play. There were a few things said prior to setting the hook all sounded like this "This is dumb, this is dumb, this is dumb {Hook Set}, OHHH I'm a moron!" I would die if that rod broke and really can't afford to go buying another rod right now. Luckily the fly became dislodged from his mouth after the first run by the boat and wound up getting wraped around him turning him sideways and making him easy to bring in!

    It was fun and the rod is in one piece! That's what counts. I've gotta get a seven weight soon for this!

    ~Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishermansfly View Post
    Mr. Reeves beaut of an outfit! What reel is that?
    Since the rod is so short and made with bamboo ferrules instead of metal ferrules, it was extremely light. I tried to find the smallest skeleton reel that might have a chance to balance it. The reel is a Meisselbach Featherlight 260, circa 1904-1906. It measures 1 3/4" across the spool and is 7/8" wide. It held the belly of the fly line and then I cut the running line off to make some room for backing just in case that monster bow took me downstream over the log jam towards the ocean.


    And I have to get into those carp. Maybe this weekend I'll go brownlining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plateau Angler View Post
    Palomino rainbow caught on a #14 soft hackle...

    Sweet pic and fish David.

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    David,

    Looks like a trout mated with the pond-raised goldfish. Dang, what a fish!
    Charlie B

    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
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    Great catches everyone! Keep it up, I need the motivation!
    Mark <::::><


    "We try to be perfect, but we're only fishermen. We wade out into the water, we don't walk on top of it."

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    Nice fish, I have tried the 3 times I fished that strech to nab one of them Palomino's It's funny you catch a couple brusiers that weigh who knows how much, and the next thing you no you're mezmerized with casting to those crazy white thingz? At least i do, nice pic!
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
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    Could someone tell me what is the closest tail water to Gatlinburg is....I want to fish one day of my trip on April 18 - 26.
    Good Health and Great Fishing

    Mark

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    Probably the Holston below Cherokee Dam, Near Dandrigge/Jefferson City
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Boy View Post
    Probably the Holston below Cherokee Dam, Near Dandrigge/Jefferson City
    Thanks Carolina Boy
    Good Health and Great Fishing

    Mark

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