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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

Spent the day yesterday on the Au Sable chasing pike on the fly. Somewhat brutal conditions with temps in the 20's, snow, sleet, sun here and there. Guides iced up about every 5th cast so was continually having to free them up. Nothing big to hand but with the way conditions were any and every pike was well earned and appreciated. I know Mike wishes he was with me, he loves fishing in snow & cold happy.png

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#2 mikechell

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    I LOVE SNOW ITS SO FLUFFY!!!!!!!

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

Contrary to the mean saying above my name (that some site admin person put there), I do NOT like cold weather.  

BUT ... those fish would be fun any time of the year.  Just have to wear a dozen or so layers to keep warm enough to get out there.


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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:01 PM

I actually did have close to that lol. On top I had 5 layers ...under layer shirt, long sleeve shirt, fleece pull over, cotton jacket, outer jacket. Then I had 4 later on bottom with long under layer, thin cotton pants, fleece underwader pants, cotton out pants. Only thing that really got cold were my fingers around the 4hour mark.


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#4 Rocco

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:41 PM

I admire your commitment -- from a distance.

 

Flash frozen fish!  It beats field dressing a deer in that weather, but not by much.

 

Bet you had the river to yourself.

 

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#5 steeldrifter

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:53 PM

Yep no one else around at all, just how I like it :)


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#6 Dave G.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:52 AM

Yep those days are gone, it's all yours Steve !


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:13 PM

I love fishing this time of year. But I trade in my 9.5' rod for a 28" rod.

#8 mikechell

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:14 PM

I love fishing this time of year, too.  Temps get down into the 70's and calm days are rather nice!


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#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

Mike next trip is gonna be January 3-5. I know you're in for that one right? Should be a bit closer to zero then :)


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#10 mikechell

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:27 PM

January ... in Michigan ... out in the Winter ... sounds like one of my worst nightmares.


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#11 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:20 PM

So that's a maybe? happy.png


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#12 Mark Knapp

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:42 AM

We have 10 inches of ice on the lakes here. Don't get to do any fly fishing for six months minimum.



#13 mikechell

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:27 AM

So that's a maybe? happy.png

Yeah, Steve ... it's a maybe.  Hold your breath until I arrive ... K?


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#14 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:34 AM

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