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Old 01-13-2014, 10:36 PM
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What an amazing report. I'm hoping to get out that way next summer.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rbaileydav View Post
I caught one fantastic fish and decided that he was the perfect end of the day fish … … from a fishing standpoint which meant some cigars and bourbon still to come before the day was done. Oh, but what a way to end the day with a release and then a clip off. In my mind that is the equivalent of a baseball walk off home run.

Spectacular fishing report and I love the perspective shots!

Most of all; beautiful rod and reel!

Thanks for sharing buddy!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:32 PM
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What a great bucket list trip, love the pics of the cuttys and browns. I am looking forward to one day hitting Colorado on a camping and roaming trip and this report helps fuel the fire. One question I have is regarding what looks like the .44 side arm and after watching the Grizzly and Wolves in Yellowstone special on the PBS Nature program this past Sunday, and seeing the wolves take on grizzlies, what species is the main danger or is it just the sum total of everything from bear, wolves, coyotes or love making elk? Great post!
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:03 PM
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Great report. Thanks for sharing.

I really wish you will add some pictures and put in a little more detail in your next report

Glad your rolling with the flip and flops life throws your way

Ooh and I believe those toes are fuzzier than those flip flops

Glad someone is catching a bunch of nice fish
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for taking me fishing,…. by way of your report!!

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:39 PM
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The Rod is a Jim Schaafe made Creede which is a 7 ft 4 wt which was built in 1970's, I bought it after the beginning of my bamboo addiction because of its name and my love of the Creede area. Since then I have fallen in love with the rod as much as the area. So much so that I even found Jim's grave in Creede and went and told him "personally" thank you for making the rod, well as personal as a person to grave conversation can be. The reel is an Adams reel made by Gary Lacey.

As to the handgun Rick claims bears are the reason he wears it I claim he wears it just cause he likes to wear it and he thinks it looks cool....... but what do I know I am just the old man in the deal. If he keeps taking me fishing he can wear whatever he wants.

thanks for the kind words everyone.

Arkansas White River story still to come when I get time

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