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#1 flytire


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:13 AM

.....had a bad day?




been there done that! more than once :)


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:34 AM

It still looks better than a day at work...

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:45 AM


"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:21 AM

More than once.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:24 AM

I thought that was a normal day !

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

 Holy Sheep $%^1, better you than me. And yes I have days like this too.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

Yep have many times. Makes it even worse is when it happens right before dark and it's almost impossible to see to untangle. That's when I'll just cut the whole damn thing and redo a new leader rather than sit on the bank in the fading light swearing up a storm lol

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:49 PM


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:55 PM

Only when when I'm floating past the best part of the river.smile.png

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

Not like that with a fly rod anyways, that's pretty serious.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:59 PM

Nope!  Never had anything like that happen.  And I'm sticking to that story as long as none of you see me fishing !!!

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:59 PM

When you're loch fishing a team of 3 flies and one gets just a tiny tangle on the top of the rod, and everytime I think, I can just waggle the rod about and shake that out. And everytime the whole point lot needs cutting off and starting again.
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#13 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:18 PM

Yep, more than I'd care to admit... there are some days when I point my anglers to a spot and say "toss here" - and of course the fly lands - there... As one guide I know put it - the only thing my anglers could hook today - was me...


We do have minor and not so minor tangles on a regular basis - but nothing beats what a motor can do to a fly line if it's anywhere near the prop when it's shifted into gear...  Outboard motors are hard on fly lines (and any other kind of line as well...).


My booking tomorrow night will start after the sun goes down and end around midnight... I keep a Petzl headlight around my neck ready to turn on whenever tangles happen... Night fishing is a lot more fun when your fly is in the water - particularly when small tarpon in the 20 to 40lb range - are right in front of you feeding on shrimp riding the tide... and you're out of action with a tangled fly rod...

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:44 PM

If I'm shad fishing that's a great day. It means every rod is popping and I have to quit because my arms are sore.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:58 AM

Only while fishing within site of the women's fly tarpon tournament in Port Charlotte.