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#1 fshng84

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:55 PM

Short on time today but made it out for a quick trip to fish a local pond. Brought the Five Weight Fly Rod and used a Lefty Deceiver. Had a nice one take the fishing fly but lost it when the knot broke. Need to pay better attention to knots! Kept fishing and had one take; was briefly on the hook before it came off. Kept at it, and finally caught one this round. Not a Bruiser but still counts.

 



#2 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:07 AM

Very nice -- loved the footage of the first two takes, especially the first one. Sometimes those "stolen moments" short trips make for some of the most memorable fishing. Now you've got me thinking I need to tie some Clousers. :)


"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman


#3 mikechell

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:37 AM

Love fishing ponds when the fish are active.


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#4 fshng84

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Bryon and mikechell!

 

Hope to get more later today with a Foam Damsel Fly.  Saw a number of Bass feeding on them as they were hovering over the water.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

Made it out this evening and caught a few fish - one Bass and some Bluegill; slower action but still good to get away! Used a COAF Foam Damsel Fly and COAF Damsel Fly. Fun stuff! 



#6 mikechell

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:51 AM

What program are you using to narrate this video?  I've been thinking of ways to upgrade mine, and narration might be the way to go.

 

You need to clean your lens.

 

That big Sunfish ... looks like a Redbreast, but it's so dark.  Very pretty fish.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

I use Audacity to record and convert the file to MP3, and then I add file to the video clip using GoPro Studio.

 

Will clean the lens, and see if recording in HD helps.

 

There are bigger ones in the pond, and have caught Shellcracker from them. Suspect the fish have "mixed it up" several times over since it was last stocked (think it's been over 10 years). 



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:18 AM

Thanks, I'll see what I can do.  I bought the GoPro used, so I didn't know there WAS a GoPro Studio ... I'll have to chec on that.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:41 PM

Give it a shot mikechell... went out again this evening.  Had some rain earlier in the day.... Things started of with a missed hook set, and then no hits for a while. Then, lucked into a little Bluegill, and a couple of Bass.  All went for a Foam Damsel Fly!

 

Today's Video.

PS: I cleaned the lens but it's a scratch on the housing. Gonna have to find another housing lens or something.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

Now it's my turn to help.  Go to the GoPro site ... you can  buy replacement lenses for the housing.  But this video is much clearer.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:20 AM

Thanks... I did, I have the Hero. They are out of stock for replacement kits as well as new housings. May need to try eBay.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

Found a pattern this round... noticed small dragonfly looking bugs hovering over the water's surface. Not sure what they were, but they looked to be about a Size 12 and were reddish/brown. Found a Size 12 Dry Fly that had a little color to it in the fly box. Tied it on the line, and started hooking up with Bluegill and a couple of little Bass! Today's Video.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:46 PM

Late start today; made it out for a quick trip. Fished with a Balsa Popper Fly we made the other day. Managed to catch several Bass and a couple of Sunfish this round. Fun stuff! Today's Video.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:49 PM

Fished this evening. Mojo was off with too many missed hook sets and thrown hooks. Did manage to get two Bass. No Bruisers but still fun. One took a Tube Popper Fly; the other went for a Foam Damsel Fly. Today's Video.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:10 AM

Slow go this round. Fished the local pond this evening; managed to catch three Bluegill. First one went for a COAF Guadalupana, next one wanted a Foam Grasshopper, and the last one took a Balsa Popper Fly.  Did have several missed strikes from Bass and Bluegill. Not sure why so many missed strikes... guess that's what happens when you miss a week of fishing. Today's Pictures. May need to go back to jug line fishing this weekend. Craving another Beer Batter Fish Fry.