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My wife said she couldn't understand my first sentence so-------. I corrected the slang. :) After voting, couldn't stand the thought of the fishies and duckies being out there calling to me on the Web. :lol: Got on the river about noon. Made a bad, bad mistake though. :( I left my camera home. :oops: Anyways, did my sneak and got a couple of mallards again with Sparky just going crazy yipping oh boy, oh boy, another river retrieve. Love it.!!!! Did the same thing, went back to the truck and stashed em and came back with my fly rod. Did a repeat performance, only better!!!!! Still had a biggy break me off but I did manage a nice un among several other biggies. Now here's the glitch. Remember my post on the other rainbow a few days ago? Ya all were really impressed, right? Well,---------- add 3 in. to that pic. and the same "fatty" dimensions and what do ya have? Had to be 5-6 #s. right? Anyways, no camera and I released that gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous fish to give me a tussel another time. A tussel it was, I must have been on the reel fighting her/him for a good 10 min. Now the bad news, no camera. :evil: I know, I won't get nearly the response without a pic. but I got it in my "old geezer" memory bank and will write it in my notes. One good thing though, without the pic. taking, she/he was released even with less stress. Gaaaaud, her/his back was broad, broad, broad. Question - he/she had a mild hook jaw. Is that any indication of sex? Anyways, brought a few back for my grand son and me to eat up. The brown I brought back for him was 18 in. The one I lost? Who knows? 35 in.? :lol: :lol: Probably about 20 - 21?? Left at about 5 pm.
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Good Grief! We're going to have to start calling you "Old Man Weber". You've got the spot! Glad you could get out and find some more fatties.

The hook jaw indicates a male. You caught a proud grandfather, no doubt.

It's good you let Sparky get some exercise, too. Thanks for the post, Leaky.
 

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I have to agree with LOAH and say that "Old Man Weber" is perfect! As a bonafied addict of fish porn (as I've heard it called), I'm sad you didn't have your camera with you, but the visual just through the text is good enough. Great job again Leaky!!!
 

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Great Report Leaky.
I would add, great trip and buy some NEW 10# Tipit!
 

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Great idea. :idea: Maybe I should even go stronger, like 12# with 10# to the fly tie offs? Probably couldn't get it thru the fly eye though. I will consider going stronger. I really can't figure out why they are breaking off on my fly rod since I'm very concious of the pressure I'm putting on em. I think maybe there's something on the bottom I'm not aware of and don't feel???? Doesn't seem to be bad line? If it was breaking at the fly I'd think mabe teeth or knot.
this seems to be at the main tippet.???? Oh well, it's part of a great experience and challenge. :D
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