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Damsels in Distress


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#1 FlaFly

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

Anybody ever see this happen?  Ever had a fish take your fly in the air?

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

Fish no, but I have caught a few birds that too the airborn fly.  


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#3 mikechell

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

I have heard people talking about fish jumping up to take a lure hanging from a branch or something ... never had it happen to me, though.


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#4 shoebop

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

That would be a good time for dapping (dappling?). 


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#5 wschmitt3

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Never had a fish take a fly in the air but I have had a fish slam a fly that a bird picked off of the surface of the water then dropped.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:52 AM

Amazing footage.  Never seen fish take adult damsels like that. Thanks for  the great post.



#7 FlaFly

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Starsky

I think that video makes this comic more meaningful:

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"Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it."

Agatha Christie

 

"No one wants advice -- only corroboration."

John Steinbeck

 

"I had six faithful serving men, they taught me all I knew.

Their names were what? and why? and when? and how? and where? and who?"
Rudyard Kipling
 


#8 retrocarp

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:33 AM

That was awesome...... the only time I  have seen anything like that was at the beginning of open season this year (trout) when there was a mayfly and caddis hatch.


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