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Old 02-10-2018, 07:37 PM
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Who's laughing now, Kyle???

New Fenwick Aetos 9' 5wt ----- $160
New Scientific Angler Frequency Boost ----- $50
New Cabelas Wind River reel ------$30
Freshly tied mop flies ----$2
Dumb, hungry dough bellies ----- Free

Having the place all to myself and catching 30+ in the pouring rain and whipping wind on a 50 degree day in February ----- PRICELESS!!









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Old 02-10-2018, 09:38 PM
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That's what I'm talking about. Like those mops with chartreuse beadhead.
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Looks like a great day on the water. Nice job.
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I was sitting by the phone all day waiting for you to call, yet to no avail. I guess this is payback.
Seems like you took them to school in the cold rain! I need to get out there soon and slay some dough bellies. It's always good fun.
I'm surprised DNR didn't check your pockets on the way out. I know you had a couple flopping around in the chest pack!!
I fished Smith Creek DH last week with a friend who was home from NY, and who was desperately seeking some time next to a bubbling creek. It fished fairly good. Getting your nymph down was the name of the game that cold day. He fished daylight to dark, and managed 2 (got a little rusty since he has been in New Yak three years), and I joined him at 11:00 a.m. and cleaned up behind him with a WD-40, and an olive BH micro leech.
I'm glad you braved the cold rain and got out there. Tougher than most of us!!!
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I've gotta say.... I've never fished a mop and it's gotta be the ugliest "fly" I've ever seen, but it sure does seem to catch fish. I may give em a try, and hope my ancestors don't come up out of the grave and get me
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I've gotta say.... I've never fished a mop and it's gotta be the ugliest "fly" I've ever seen, but it sure does seem to catch fish. I may give em a try, and hope my ancestors don't come up out of the grave and get me
I never tied one till a few weeks ago. The one shown here has a chartreuse beadhead just for gaudiness, but I've tied some with bronze heads and olive/tan dubbing and I've got to admit, they look REAL buggy. It's a dead-on perfect imitation of a crane fly larva.
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I've gotta say.... I've never fished a mop and it's gotta be the ugliest "fly" I've ever seen, but it sure does seem to catch fish. I may give em a try, and hope my ancestors don't come up out of the grave and get me
They can't say nothin', they probably fished in the park with stickbait and wasper nests.


Good stuff, Wes. The creeks around here are still about running out in the road. I tied me a few of those mop flies, haven't used them yet.
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[quote=NCHillbilly;11099033]They can't say nothin', they probably fished in the park with stickbait and wasper nests.
....tied to a Birch branch

Pap would tell me about whooping out a nest with a Pine branch for bait as a kid. I don't think I ever saw him catch a trout on a spinning outfit until he was in his 80s. He was a purist most of his life and felt a trout should be caught on a flyrod with drys.
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Who's laughing now, Kyle???

New Fenwick Aetos 9' 5wt ----- $160
New Scientific Angler Frequency Boost ----- $50
New Cabelas Wind River reel ------$30
Freshly tied mop flies ----$2
Dumb, hungry dough bellies ----- Free

Having the place all to myself and catching 30+ in the pouring rain and whipping wind on a 50 degree day in February ----- PRICELESS!!









Nice catches,,,, bake em with lemon butter,,,,
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Nice trout
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Looks like an excellent day on the stream! Thanks for sharing brother!
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