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Last night I learnt that....................
« on: March 05, 2011, 12:31:30 PM »
You never play a fish off the reel unless you can keep the line from tangling and clear of things like handles etc

Fly line burns are something else again.  No cuts, just blisters

Backing cuts

Reel handles hurt when they hit and fingers get tangled if you get them too close.

Palming a reel is cool, even when it also leaves track marks on your hand.

A fly line resonates like crazy when held under load across current.

That was a first and definitely want to do that again :)








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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 01:23:19 PM »
sounds like an enjoyable and steep learning curve Dick. Nice work on the wand.  8)

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 06:22:22 PM »
What an awesome fish caught on fly.

If my memory serves me well and correct me if I'm wrong, was it only last year that you thought of picking up a fly rod again after a long spell?

Looking at the size of the fish, I reckon it would have taken you to hell and back before you got the upper hand.

Well done Dick! :youbeauty

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 08:03:06 PM »
What an awesome fish caught on fly.

If my memory serves me well and correct me if I'm wrong, was it only last year that you thought of picking up a fly rod again after a long spell?

Looking at the size of the fish, I reckon it would have taken you to hell and back before you got the upper hand.

Well done Dick! :youbeauty

I first took up the wand about two years ago, stealing my son's gear.  Last year about this time (sooty time) I decided to break out my Grandfathers rod, buying a reel for it (I did think of him last night as I held the fish). The thing is 50 years old, near enough about a nine weight. It handled the fish pretty well once I sorted out what you don't do with fish over 2kg.

Cant get over the the mechanics of a fly reel when its unloading line at speed. OH&S mob would have safety guards all over it ;D.  So opposite to the usual run of gizmo's  8)     

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 10:18:30 PM »
great fish Dick i could only imagine how the fight was just picking up a fly rod myself.

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 08:23:33 AM »
Only you know the real meaning of that capture- among the others!
A proud moment indeed.
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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 12:47:59 PM »
Awesome fish. Dog's photography skills seem to be slipping somewhat.

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 07:06:50 PM »
Alas dog was indisposed on that night, therefore the old tripod set up had to be used :-[

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 10:31:09 PM »
That is a bloody awesome fish there mate !!!! :OMG

I love the look on your face in the pic though.  Looks like the aftermath of an titanic battle ;)

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 08:01:29 AM »
What's the song that's playing?

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 10:20:54 AM »
What's the song that's playing?

Dance Commander by Electric Six just started.  Had it on shore by the last chorus :P

I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever
I wanna make it last forever

Ooo, baby!

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 09:04:34 PM »
Just saw this one Dick,great stuff mate nice fish on fly,
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That was a first and definitely want to do that again
and again and again it's addictive.

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 10:16:27 PM »
Didn't deserve that one Paul,a made too many mistakes. Plenty of fish I deserved ended up lost though so you win some you loose some ;)

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 07:02:35 PM »
Dick if you make the cast,hook the fish and it all comes together you deserve it,sometime luck is your best friend.
Don't sell your self short,hopefully you'll do it again soon.

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Re: Last night I learnt that....................
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 02:42:05 AM »
I will have to apologise in advance, for digging this up, I am currently reading back through the archives and found this.
Fantastic Dick and great photo  :thumbsup

 

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