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On 5/17/2020 at 6:03 PM, mikechell said:

The fishing look like fun ... I'd rather have a rod/reel.   I do appreciate your videos with the tenkara. 

Each one convinces me more that I don't need one.

It is fun... always love your replies! Can't wait to post another Tenkara video... I keep it in the pickup and keep it ready for ponds while on the commute. Did get more fishing in. But, it was jug line fishing, so no video to post this round. LOL!

 

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Fly Fishing Duck Creek #maxcatch #orvis #riotroutmax   Quick trip or more like a quick stop on the day job commute... able to wet a line at Duck Creek Park to do a little fly fishing with the Maxcatch Discount Switch Rod. Started with a Rubber Legged Near Deere but no takers. Switched to size 4 Foam Grasshopper and caught a Bass, then was a little slow while I worked others spots. Ended with some nice sized Sunfish.  Water was clear, polarized glasses made a difference... could see the fish reacting to the fly and their strikes! Fun stuff!

 

 

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Another quick trip to Duck Creek before starting the day job. Sunfish were biting on a size 8 foam grasshopper. Caught several in short order, then the bite stopped unexpectedly. No worries... good reason to stop and head to work!

 

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 9:49 PM, mikechell said:

In full breeding colors!

Lots of fun... stopped again on the way to work this morning. Fished further downstream; not as big as the others but still lots of fun!

 

More Quick Trips Fly Fishing for Sunfish #duckcreek Lotta fun catching these Sunfish on the MaxCatch Fly Rod and Orvis Hydros Reel. 2wt makes for a fun fight of these feisty fish! Tried the size 8 Foam Grasshopper and caught several. Upsized to the size 4 and had   some strike but only managed one on the larger pattern. Great way to start a TGIF and roll into the Memorial Day Weekend!

 

 

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Tough round this go... a little Bass and a Bluegill after spending most of the time trying to get Bass protecting their bed to strike. Had one strike but missed it; else, the Bass were definitely wary!

 

 

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On 5/28/2020 at 7:30 PM, mikechell said:

Those are definitely some pretty fish.

Sure are! There are some big ones lurking too... just don't want to strike.

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Pond Fly Fishing...  Fished Bethany Lakes Friday morning with then MaxCatch Discount Switch Rod and the Foam Grasshopper. Caught a Bass and lost a Bass. Returned in the evening and caught Bluegill and a Bass using a Damsel Fly as well as a Foam Grasshopper! Opted for the Tenkara Rod for the evening fishing round. Fun Stuff!

 

 

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Pond Fly Fishing - Tough Round #maxcatch

Another round of pond fishing at the local pond. Had a Bass take a Foam Grasshopper, then spent most of the time working Bluegill on their nest. Had a few missed strikes while trying a number of fishing flies.

Did have several little Bass show interest as well as little Sunfish readily taking a Foam Grasshopper by the Waterfall.

That said, cannot catch them all... that's fishing!

 

 

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Foam Spider and Scud Tandem Rig for Bluegill #flyfishing Finally found the pattern for the tight lipped Bluegill at the local pond. Went with a tandem rigged foam spider and scud! Most fish went for the trailing scud and was surprised the little bass were readily striking the scud!

Foam Spider was a diy pattern made from Wapsi's Foam Spider Kit. The Scud was a old pattern learned from a library fly tying video... uses possum or hares ear dubbing tied on a size 16 hook with a dubbing loop.

Liking this tandem rig... plan to use it on the commute to work on a couple of ponds!

Fun stuff!
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foam Spider and Scud Flyfishing at Duck Creek! #cabelascgr #fiberglassflyrod Fished the foam spider and scud tandem rig with the Cabelas CGR Fiberglass Rod and 2/3wt Echo Ion Fly Reel. Caught a Bass, had other little Bass eye the fishing flies... did have one swipe it but missed it. No worries... had fun with the Sunfish, Bluegill, and Longear Perch that were readily striking the tandem rig! Fun stuff!

 

 

 

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