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Old 02-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Talking Another great day on the water

I was able to get out again Saturday the 29th. It was sunny, warm, and the wind was down. The fish were everywhere, however flipper was really tearing them up and had them really spooked. The water was extremely clear and the fish extremely spooked. My friend Jack and I managed to catch one each, but had a great day.

The water was so clear and calm we could see the fish pushing, and the dolphin blasting them from hundreds of yards away. It was a beautiful day and we had quite a few fish not pay any attention to the fly. I switched to one of my mud minnow patterns in purple, and Jack tied one of my gold crabs, and we both ended up with a fish.









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Old 02-04-2011, 10:34 PM
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Those are some pretty good looking winter time red fish
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:59 PM
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Glad you guys had a nice day on the water and caught a few to boot. Always enjoy your post on here John, keep them coming.

Thanks again for the pics.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:10 PM
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this post makes me homesick for charleston... nice winter reds, catch one for me just for memory sake!
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:55 AM
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I am hoping to give it a try this weekend.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:20 AM
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John,
Very nice and I am envious!

*one question: do you wrap your trolling motor with a net to thwart line snags while fishing or is there another reason behind it?
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:25 PM
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MadisonBoats- I'm going to guess that is a stripping basket and not a wrap for his motor.

--EDIT-- No that I actually went back and looked at the pictures I can see the wrap around the motor. I now share your question for John.
Sorry for jumping in with a wrong answer...

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:17 AM
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Question John, what is with the net?

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MadisonBoats- I'm going to guess that is a stripping basket and not a wrap for his motor.

--EDIT-- No that I actually went back and looked at the pictures I can see the wrap around the motor. I now share your question for John.
Sorry for jumping in with a wrong answer...
I am always curious about new ideas and I was thinking it may be there to reduce snags fighting those big fish or during casting...(?) I thought about doing this with my transom mounted trolling motor. I was thinking of adding a net bag over the top part that would drape down to the top of the transom. My fly line likes to mate with my trolling motor when I cast from the back of my boat. Stripping baskets are useless for my wild style of casting.

John, you have an answer for us?
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:33 AM
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Sorry for the delay Shawn. That is a net on Jack's trolling motor, and the intention is to reduce snags on the flyline catching the motor. It does help, and I have lost a nice red or two getting a loop of line wrapped around something.
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Nice fish John, can't wait to get back home and chase some reds this summer. By the way i am coordinating a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Trip to Charleston in late October,probably taking around ten disabled Vet's down there to fish and would love to have you come up or get involved come time, hope you are doing well....looks like you are!
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