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Old 24 July 2020, 22:16
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One more pic. I was trying to get my Grandson to do a Triple Lindy off that boulder. He eventually jumped.
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Old 24 July 2020, 22:41
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One more pic. I was trying to get my Grandson to do a Triple Lindy off that boulder. He eventually jumped.
I was gonna ask what he thought of the trip.

He definitely looks a little pensive in this pic.
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Old 27 July 2020, 16:50
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Last year I had Orca the rainbow trout. This year I have Willie (as in free Willie) the native brook trout. This is taken from my back deck.
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Old 27 July 2020, 16:55
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And me without my polarized glasses...

8-10”?
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Old 27 July 2020, 17:19
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I'd say 8 at best, but he sure is pretty. If I can keep the damn herons off of him. I had about a 15" rainbow last year and they got him.
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Old 31 July 2020, 16:26
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Start with something heavy on a baitcaster. Light lures are very difficult for beginners.
Found some 3/4 lead to use for practice.....








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Old 9 August 2020, 20:39
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Spent the weekend on the little red river around Heber Springs, AR...

got skunked by the trout.. but still had a great time..
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Old 9 August 2020, 20:47
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I used to fish the Little Red all the time when I lived near Little Rock. Used to catch some monster browns up there at night.
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Old 9 August 2020, 21:53
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That area was my Dad’s home river when he was still in STL.

I know a guide in that area, he mostly fishes the White. I’ve never not caught trout on the White.

Let me know if you want his contact information.
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Old 9 August 2020, 21:55
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The White is big. The red is little and easy to fish.
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Old 9 August 2020, 22:46
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We probably could have hit the limit daily if we were using power bait like a lot of other people were.. but I wanted to see what I could do with a couple of lures.. and mostly was just enjoying the time on the water (catching something would have been cool.. but really want a major priority to be honest)..

I threw a gold Tasmanian devil and a little rapala shad most of Saturday.. and threw a little multi colored panther Martin most of this morning...

No luck at all... but still great fun
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Old 21 August 2020, 18:33
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Have some good brookies in my creek this year if I can keep the f'ing herons out of them. The bridge I'm standing on is beside my shop and I use it to run my lawnmower across the creek. Not many dudes can catch native brookies in their yard.

Hey Stretch, how was work today?
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Old 21 August 2020, 19:31
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HTF!!!

Nice brookie. Based on his size and coloration, he has another couple years of spawning.

I volunteer to stand guard; I need the shotgun practice anyway... :D

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Old 21 August 2020, 20:54
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Have some good brookies in my creek this year if I can keep the f'ing herons out of them. The bridge I'm standing on is beside my shop and I use it to run my lawnmower across the creek. Not many dudes can catch native brookies in their yard.

Hey Stretch, how was work today?
Pretty. Did ya use the ole tickle belly hand fishing trick? I remember them being very skittish. Had to sneak up on a hole with a long pole, 2lb test and a piece of night crawler. If you spooked a hole you had to move on.
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Old 21 August 2020, 20:55
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That's what I like about brookie fishing. It's like hunting with a fishing rod. They see you, you might as well cancel Christmas. Ain't biting.
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Old 22 August 2020, 15:07
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One of the finest catfish baits known to man.
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Old 23 August 2020, 00:11
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I don't even want to count the rods and reels I have. It's akin to Emelda Marco's shoe collection.
a month ago I quoted this same post and said I was afraid of this..

well... it appears the addiction is taking hold..

love the fuji baitcaster.. Im still not even close to "good" with it.. but I've limited the birds nests to being a not all that common occurrence (figured out the brakes, tension, etc pretty quick through watching countless youtube videos, etc.. and then practice casting a shit load before actually hitting the lake/water)...

so, like Emelda, I decided it was time to up my game and add to the collection (even though its completely unneeded..)..

picked up a shimano curado 200HG and a dobyns fury this afternoon..

im guessing the combo is 1-2 steps below "pro" class.. but its bar-none the nicest fishing rig I've ever owned..

I spent my youth fishing with cane poles and cricket.. and didnt step up to a "real" fishing pole until my teens when I got an ugly stick combo rod from wal-mart..

I've pretty much fished ugly sticks/Shakespeare my entire life until I saw a cabelas branded pole - pflueger combo on clearance a couple of years ago for $99.. and thought I had the nicest rig I'd ever own then (never seen a reason to spend a lot on fishing equipment when cane poles and $49 ugly stick combos seemed to pull them in just fine for 40+ years)...

The baitcaster ruined me for life I think.. The fuji was another "clearance" deal from bass-pro.. $129 for the rod/reel combo.. certainly not top of the line gear.. but holy shit there is a HUGE difference between it and everything else I've ever fished.. I guess I've never been serious enough about fishing to even bother to think about how much difference a sensitive pole and a smooth operating reel really make.. but compared to the ugly stick and the cabelas/pflueger combo.. its like night and day...

so down the rabbit hole I now go...

Havent put the shimano/dobyns in the water yet.. I just got it all set up tonight and threw a couple of practice casts out in a field close to the house (just a 3/4 oz lead weight on the line for now).. but.. I can already tell a big difference between it and the fuji..

I have a sad, sinking feeling this shit is about to get expensive... and take up a lot more space in the garage than I had planned on..
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Old 23 August 2020, 05:47
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The problem with using quality fishing gear it that it's like using quality tools, once you do you can never go back to junk. Embrace it. Get out the checkbook.
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Old 23 August 2020, 09:05
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I have a sad, sinking feeling this shit is about to get expensive... and take up a lot more space in the garage than I had planned on..
It's truly addictive. Wait until you start buying loads of lures that you just had to have and will never use. That's when it's really fun....
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Old 23 August 2020, 09:14
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Mars...you ever throw any cast nets? I’ve done that in those canals just outside New Orleans with an old friend back in the day. We caught loads of different varieties of fish & shrimp.
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