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  • Personal record, 4-12-18

    So I have yet to make a post on here, I have just been stalking all of you guys on a weekly basis. I started fly fishing about a year ago, Got off work early yesterday, ran home and headed to the dam, I got there around 3:30 and started fishing. I had no bites until around 4:30, and then it happened. I was using a dropper and the second time drifting through a hole he slammed it. I was downstream and he was going upstream. I have yet to have a fish on the hooch that pulls my drag out. I let him ride for a minute and then without warning he changed directions and came right at me. Passing me to go downstream. I had a good 40 ft walk trying to not lose him and stumble my way through the water. Finally after about 10 min of this I got him to the net. I understand that he may not be a monster to some of you guys but boy was this the biggest trout I have ever caught on my fly rod. He was the only fish I caught and I'm completely ok with it.
    You can check some more pictures on my Instagram
    @Jriccio53

    http://imgur.com/wrzSF6L
    http://imgur.com/BXfQjwj
    http://imgur.com/4nZ1Lk8

  • #2
    Very nice! It's always fun to let one play on the drag, and landing it feels pretty good.

    Also, welcome to NGTO! I think that's a pretty fine first post!
    If you have difficulty understanding the post above, read it out loud and it should make sense. This NGTO member is known for his poor hill-billy upbringing and his affinity for all things from Louisiana (particularly if it relates to LSU). It makes for a poor mix of accents and much difficulty in translation. He was doing well for so long, but now seems to have regressed.

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    • #3
      Nice fish and congrats!
      Hi my name is Charles and I'm a fishaholic.

      Some days I'm the hook and some days I'm the fish.

      Instagram @charles_the_toothsmith

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      • #4
        First off, Welcome to NGTO - posting regularly gets you some love when asking for advice, should you ever need it.
        Second, dang nice fish! The DNR has been dropping HOG 'Bows in the river; couple that with the fact that the browns are just eating anything in sight - the fishing has been great. I'm not sure if it's associated with the releases, their number and/or size, but if it is, then I am totally OK with missing a day here and there (like this afternoon) because of these monster releases!

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        • #5
          Nice fish!!!!
          "Why me Lord what have I ever done to deserve even one of the pleasures I've known" - Kris Kristofferson

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          • #6
            Welcome!

            Very nice rainbow!
            I like em big fat and sloppy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RiverRico53 View Post
              So I have yet to make a post on here, I have just been stalking all of you guys on a weekly basis. I started fly fishing about a year ago, Got off work early yesterday, ran home and headed to the dam, I got there around 3:30 and started fishing. I had no bites until around 4:30, and then it happened. I was using a dropper and the second time drifting through a hole he slammed it. I was downstream and he was going upstream. I have yet to have a fish on the hooch that pulls my drag out. I let him ride for a minute and then without warning he changed directions and came right at me. Passing me to go downstream. I had a good 40 ft walk trying to not lose him and stumble my way through the water. Finally after about 10 min of this I got him to the net. I understand that he may not be a monster to some of you guys but boy was this the biggest trout I have ever caught on my fly rod. He was the only fish I caught and I'm completely ok with it.
              You can check some more pictures on my Instagram
              @Jriccio53

              http://imgur.com/wrzSF6L
              http://imgur.com/BXfQjwj
              http://imgur.com/4nZ1Lk8
              That is quite a fish and quite a good story! Welcome and don't be a stranger. We love fish pictures...

              DD F
              Fly Fisherman - Part Entomologist, Part Meteorologist, Part Ichthyologist, Part Hydrologist, All Liar.

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              • #8
                Welcome aboard! Nice ‘bow too!

                If you can make it come out to the fling tomorrow.
                I am officially upgrading Gatorbyte from "fly in my ointment" to "thorn in my side". If he happens to elevate himself to "pain in my a$$" I'm gonna blame it on RScott.

                Want to Help Ease DNR's Budget Woes? Buy a TU license Plate!


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by browniez View Post
                  Welcome!

                  Very nice rainbow!
                  +1..That bow is growing some nice shoulders!
                  Tight lines!!

                  Doc

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                  • #10
                    Very nice! Thanks. It brings back a memory of a similar experience I had years ago. It is so exciting, be careful!

                    Jeff

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                    • #11
                      That's a dang good fish anywhere son!!! Welcome to the forum man!

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