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tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk
Saturday morning I got a chance to go to a local lake and wet a line.. I decided to take my new 3/4 wt rod and reel...

the lake is a very small lake in the middle of a housing community but is open to the public...

I chose a spot on the rocks near a large bed of reeds..

I tied on a small chartruesue wb but got nothing.. just a lot of practice roll casting.. :-)..

I switched to a dark red wb and again nothing but casting practice..

I then tied on a # 10 renegade ... and started roll casting again.. I was roll casting out near the reeds and then would let the fly settle .. once it settled I gave the line a very light tug so that it drifted back toward me..

I did this three or four times when I noticed my line inch forward slightly.. I lifted my rod and pulled on the line it was fish on.. Smile...

After a short but hard fight I landed a decent sized bluegill.. it was about 7 - 8 inches long and kind of chubby..

That was the only fish I caught all morning but it was worth the time on the water..

Even though I had my camera on me I did not get a picture.. I had not checked to see that the hook was debarbed so it took some time to correct that.. since I was concerned about the time I had the fish out of water I decided against the picture...

All in all it was a good morning ...

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
Right on! Always good to feel the tug on a new rod.
So how was it?



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Re: [flygoddess] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
the whole setup was SSWWWEEEETTTT... the rod is nice and responsive.. and the line that was on the reel when I got it was soooooo smoooooth.. I gots to find out what line that is... even a novice like me had no problems doing decent roll casts..

as for as handling a fish.. it was so easy and smooth.. this is defintely my go too combo when on smaller waters where I know I wont tie into a behemoth... Smile

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
NICE!!! The line is Orvis Superfine. Smaller diameter so less wind resistance.
I like it on the smaller rods.



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Re: [flygoddess] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
how is that line on say a 5 or 6 wt.. or is that the time to go to say a rio grand or sharkskin??

all I know is that the line matches perfectly with the rod and it is sooooooo smooth.. loved it... :-)

MacFly




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
It goes as high as a 5 weight. Like I said it is a thin diameter and works best on smaller weight rods.
As for Sharkskin....well that is like Bacon. Just makes everything better...LOL Watching a cooking showWink

Now if you want that 1/2 size heavier, then SS GPX or Rio Grande. But is you want a thinner shooting line like the Superfine, then Windcutter is the answer.



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Re: [flygoddess] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
the rio grande works very well on my mojo rod.. but still thinking I should of gotten or may still get the windcutter once the pennies are saved up.. :-)..

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
Like I said, one is 1/2 size heavier and one 1/2 size smaller than marked size on the shooting end. Running line is the size posted.



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Re: [macfly55] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
Glad everything worked out for you mi amigo. Getting the skunk off a new rod & the day is just the beginning of a successful new season.

A double skunk!






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Re: [Dryrod] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
I agree.. felt good to catch a fish.. and since I hate skunks as much as I hate snakes.. it felt even better to get rid of that scent.. LOL..

hey.. Ive seen that pair before.. I think they were in my backyard about five years ago.. Sly

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Yea they found a home in mine. LOl




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Re: [Dryrod] tried out the new rod and reel .. no skunk In reply to
sorry amigo.. tried to send them in a different direction but they one the fight once they lifter their tails. :-)

MacFly




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