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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:51 AM

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Pair of 9' 5wt 2pc rods done almost identical with just slight variation in cork arrangement. Don't get much call for 2pc rods these days but customer requested. Both have royal blue with white trim and burl reel seats.


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#2 mikechell

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

Pretty!


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 11:24 AM

Those are some awesome looking rods!

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 12:57 PM

DROOL...Cant wait to get them in my hands!!!!!!!


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

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#6 The Mad Duck

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:20 PM

Bloodied up both new rods today! Nicely balanced and casts well, even with a huge bandage on my pinky. Thanks!!

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#7 steeldrifter

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

Very cool, those aren't too shabby a gills either happy.png


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#8 mikechell

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:33 PM

Bluegill and a Red Ear ... very nice fish.  Steve's fly rods are definitely worth every penny.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:59 PM

This particular pond had a breach in one of the levee walls during the rain from the hurricanes last fall. I'm pretty sure most of the smaller fish washed out of this pond. I have fished there for years and the panfish have all been on the small side of medium sized. This year all of the fish are very nicely sized and a couple of fish I have caught there have been close to a pound (Bream as well as Shellcrackers) I think the smaller fish washed out and bigger fish were able to stay put and have gorged on the smaller fish that were able to stay in the pond during the levee breach. I also am pretty sure that the Bream have spawned twice this year. I found a little flat where the beds are clean, not silted in and free of debris,so I think they are bedding again. I fish this pond often when I want to just get out for a couple of hours and try out some new flies. The fishing ended abruptly at 12:30 today when the temps topped 95 and I realized my water bottle was still in the truck.

The really sad thing about these ponds (3 total) is the state of NC in their infinite wisdom, has slated these ponds to be drained and filled in to accommodate a highway project.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Don't get much call for 2pc rods these days but customer requested.


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#11 steeldrifter

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:51 PM

Yeah now a days they do. Back when 2pc rods were still the most popular blanks and 4pc ones were just starting to become more common there was a noticeable difference in feel where the multiple piece blanks felt a bit more stiff due to the flat spots the multiple ferules created. Now over the past few decades ferule design has advanced so much its to the point where even most 7pc blanks feel just as smooth as the 2pc ones now a days.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:29 PM

1.  This year all of the fish are very nicely sized and a couple of fish I have caught there have been close to a pound (Bream as well as Shellcrackers)

 

2.  The really sad thing about these ponds (3 total) is the state of NC in their infinite wisdom, has slated these ponds to be drained and filled in to accommodate a highway project.

1.  I've read, in a few publications, that big Sunfish are a sign that there are big predator fish.  Big bass, pike family, Gar or Bowfin will "cull" a lot of the smaller Sunfish.  This leaves more food for the remaining Sunnies to grow larger.

It's possible that the levee allowed some bass, etc., to get big enough to provide the needed culling.  Tie some big sunfish imitations and see if there's some big bass in there.

 

2.  The sad part is that there's a need for a highway project.  Too many people, as always, leads to destruction of habitat in one way or another.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:46 PM

Oh yea, There are some very large Bass in 2 of the 3 ponds. I have caught fish up 7lbs in there. Today, I saw one that had to be close to 9-10 lbs today ,but he had lockjaw. The large bass have been in there as long as I can remember. This is the first year that the panfish have been oversized. I know they lost fish in the levee break, because we found rotting Bream in the woods where they got washed into. I have a buddy that worked for the Wildlife commission and was a fish head. He seemed to think that was a plausible possibility. I dont know for sure, but I sure like catching those big bream and am glad they are there !!

We were supposed to put the kayaks in the ponds today,but since I have to keep my smushed finger dry for a few more days, I fished the bank. Next week..Its ON


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#14 mikechell

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:48 PM

You can buy rubber "finger cots" that will keep your finger dry.


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#15 The Mad Duck

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:16 AM

I had thought about the finger cots and may get a couple to see if they work..Good Idea!

 

The Highway commission has already purchased the property and paid the owner for that as well as a stipend for the cost of relocating his business (retriever trainer). That has been almost a year ago. They told him they would notify him and give him a year when they are ready to start the project,so, he,and the ponds will be there for at least another year. It could be several years before they get to that part of the project,who knows?


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