Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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  2. RJF-GUMP

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    I was using live shrimp. I had no clue the area I was in had sheephead. At first I thought it was a redfish or a stud trout. It was ripping out drag.
     
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  3. HOOSINSC

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    this outfitter operates a few miles from my aunt’s river house on the south fork of the shenandoah. no clue if that’s where they found it but holy smokes
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  4. billdozer

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    Another pretty good day. Picked up a GoPro and started playing around with it. Water was too murky to get a good video.
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    Been tying some of these stonefly nymphs.
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  5. HOOSINSC

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    billdozer i heard they’ve been stocking the big brood trout the past few weeks. eastatoe and chauga have had a few 20” fish pulled already.
     
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  6. billdozer

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    I'm hitting it up every Friday, so hopefully I'll get lucky. I've been getting several a week in the 14-15" range and have gotten two 19"ers but haven't broken the 20" range yet.
     
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  7. HOOSINSC

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    water was high where i fished. had one over a few hours.
     
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  8. Tarpon Nole

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    Good day in the glades
     
  9. HOOSINSC

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    Napoleon Bonerfart that was from the big laurel. near shelton laurel. really like the big laurel.
     
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  10. Napoleon Bonerfart

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    It’s some of the easiest water to get to from
    Asheville and I go regularly.

    Hit me up next time.
     
  11. HOOSINSC

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    it was whitewater today. saw a few dudes in kayaks, they were probably in for a good time. ill let you know next time. i want to cross to the other side.
     
  12. billdozer

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    Another good day

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    Even ran into some dry fly action and caught 3 on dries, including this one.
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    And someone caught this on Lake Jocassee
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  13. HOOSINSC

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    man they’ve put some good ones in
     
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  14. billdozer

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    A coworker caught a brown that was probably 22-24" on Monday.
     
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  15. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  16. HOOSINSC

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  17. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    It'll pop my smallie cherry. I'm excited.
     
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  18. billdozer

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    Ran into a better fisherman than me today


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  19. HOOSINSC

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    is that a river otter? fuck yeah. i saw one a few weeks ago, my first in years. they’ll fuck up a fishing spot but such badass animals
     
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  20. billdozer

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    Yeah. There's a group of 3 at hellhole I see all the time. This was at Cassidy Bridge. The fly shop said the forest service was looking to trap and move them.
     
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  21. HOOSINSC

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    gonna be tough to keep them away from that area. its a smorgasbord with how many fish are put in there. shame ive never seen any on the chauga.
     
  22. billdozer

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    They're a lot bigger than I expected. Probably weigh 30-40 lbs.
     
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  23. billdozer

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    World record brown caught in New Zealand. 44.3 lbs
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  24. Tarpon Nole

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  25. texasraider

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    there are a few otters at my river cabins. The fishing suffers because of them but it's awesome seeing them in the mornings while drinking coffee
     
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  26. HOOSINSC

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    this is the energy i need

     
  27. billdozer

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    Was able to get some dry fly action in this weekend

     
  28. Tarpon Nole

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    Two awful pictures from this past weekend back down in the Everglades
     
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  29. TexTide04

    TexTide04 Along the coach roads I did ride

    Fish kill throughout texas coast from the winter storm is bad. Trout hit hard.
     
  30. billdozer

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    Is that sea trout I assume? Wouldn't think cold weather would hurt freshwater trout.
     
  31. TexTide04

    TexTide04 Along the coach roads I did ride

    Yea. Spotted sea trout
     
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  32. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit But the second mouse gets the cheese
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  33. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    Oh yes
     
  34. Tiffin

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    Hitting Bull Shoals with some friends coming up from Alabama next weekend. Got my rod and reel set up today. Rod is newish. The reel is a Pflueger Progress 1774 from the 60s. All we've got is vintage fly reels. Still, looks pretty clean. Probably didn't put as much backing on as recommended, but its definitely not as large as the newer aged reels seem to be.

    Anybody got tips or videos/resources on learning to cast? Gonna get out on a lake a few times this week with a dock just to get some practice in. Never done any fly fishing so it'll be an experience. Taking plenty of spinning reels for when I inevitably get frustrated.
     
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  35. HOOSINSC

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    the orvis learning center has a lot of stuff. look up pete kutzer. in my case it was hard to learn from videos, so little translates until i have experience.
     
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  36. billdozer

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  37. billdozer

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    Caught over 15 yesterday, these were the best, and had 2 around the same size as the top one get off.

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  38. pockets

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    Man it's horrible. I talked to someone that went out in East Mtagaorda and counted eight trout over 10 pounds.
     
  39. LetItSoak

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    Any recommendations for a rod to pair with a 3000 Penn? It will mostly be for flats fishing and I'd like to stay under $150.
     
  40. HOOSINSC

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    that brown is a tank
     
  41. Tarpon Nole

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    Live bait or artificial?
     
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  42. Tarpon Nole

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    I'm assuming you are trout fishing? You don't need to double haul and get 60+ feet out. You will need to mend your line
     
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  43. Tiffin

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    Explain like I'm 5. You mean I don't need the backing?
     
  44. Tarpon Nole

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    Yes, you need the backing, but unless you are fishing for really big saltwater fish or fishing weights way under what you should, you'll never see the backing. The backing really just allows you to pick up line quicker as the further from the center of the spool, the larger the arbor so more pickup per turn.

    I was saying if you are freshwater trout fishing in streams or small rivers, you won't need to make really long casts, which is where double hauling comes in. It's not hard, but takes a while to get the timing down.

    You just need to be able to cast probably 20-30 feet at most. You will need to mend your line which fixes the bend in your floating fly line caused by the current. I'd watch a video on that.

    Don't sorry about the age of the reel. Like I said it's just a like holder.

    What weight is it?
     
  45. Tarpon Nole

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    Oh and just make sure you practice casting in grass. Don't do it in the road. Your fly line will get destroyed
     
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  46. Tiffin

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    I'm going to practice at a nearby lake. Should I use a fly to practice with or just some light weight?

    The pole is #6 and I put #6 line and leader on it. Read afterwards it may have been a little easier to learn with one higher weight but idk.
     
  47. Tiffin

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    weight forward floating line with i think a 9 leader? B
     
  48. Funshot Residue

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    Ideally practice with flies you will be using.
     
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