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Elk Chaser
02-21-2012, 09:23 AM
My home waters around Coopers bayou have been very productive this winter, just not many trout over 15" usually. Last week, with the help of some new patterns from **** at Bill Jacksons, My smallest trout were 15". Even pulled in a 18" red I saw tailing:grin
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/DVCER/FLYFISHINMIS00022.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/DVCER/FLYFISHINMIS00018.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/DVCER/FLYFISHINMIS00001.jpg

Shadowcast
02-21-2012, 10:06 AM
Nice

ghost
02-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Saw your comment about the **** at Bill jacksons was marked out. What we need in Pinellas county is a good fly shop!

jumboshrimp
02-21-2012, 05:43 PM
Very nice, nothing like a tailing red :thumbsup

Elk Chaser
02-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Saw your comment about the **** at Bill jacksons was marked out. What we need in Pinellas county is a good fly shop!

That was supposed to say "****" at bill jacksons. He seems to be pretty active fly fishing, and he was right on with his pattern suggestion. They have a great selection of fly gear.

Elk Chaser
02-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Apparently you can't use the word d.i.c.k on this forum. how about Richard?

Luftwaffe1989
02-22-2012, 01:23 AM
Nice, congrats:thumbsup

Blk.FlyGuy
02-23-2012, 04:18 AM
Congrats

SUPER D
02-23-2012, 12:35 PM
Looks like great fun to me, the spotts on that Trout are funky, kinda cool.

Elk Chaser
02-25-2012, 08:01 AM
I think this is that same trout, in the water. He did have a little different pattern to his spots.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/DVCER/FLYFISHINMIS00023.jpg

reeladventures
02-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Great job. Those are some nice looking fish

Blk.FlyGuy
02-27-2012, 10:03 PM
How are you liking the new outfit

Elk Chaser
02-28-2012, 09:06 AM
How are you liking the new outfit
So far I'm liking it a lot. The reel has surprised me, I thought the salt and sand would have caused problems with it by now. I use this outfit at least 3x a week(I'm here for the fishing!),don't baby it other than freshwater rinse after each use. It is still working well with smooth,repeatable drag settings.
The rod is keeping me happy too, although I'm not sure if the line or rod is kicking my butt on the windy days.
I can only drive a 25 foot cast right into a strong breeze. I will be replacing the line soon, so that should tell me.
Rod seems to have plenty of backbone for calm days, is sensitive enough for the small trout.
I hate to say it, but the chinese have figured out a pretty good graphite rod and composite reel.
Gotta load the 'yak now and leave my spinning gear behind, again!

Elk Chaser
02-28-2012, 09:07 AM
How are you liking the new outfit
So far I'm liking it a lot. The reel has surprised me, I thought the salt and sand would have caused problems with it by now. I use this outfit at least 3x a week(I'm here for the fishing!),don't baby it other than freshwater rinse after each use. It is still working well with smooth,repeatable drag settings.
The rod is keeping me happy too, although I'm not sure if the line or rod is kicking my butt on the windy days.
I can only drive a 25 foot cast right into a strong breeze. I will be replacing the line soon, so that should tell me.
Rod seems to have plenty of backbone for calm days, is sensitive enough for the small trout.
I hate to say it, but the chinese have figured out a pretty good graphite rod and composite reel.
Gotta load the 'yak now and leave my spinning gear behind, again!

TrophyRoomApp
03-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Nice Catch!