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 Post subject: First 2019 Outing
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:15 pm • #  
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We finally broke out of our cold spell, so i hit a lake in the lowlands...the mountain lakes are still deep in snow...got seven of these to the raft...had twice that many on...they're running 15" - 17"...and chunky...they give an ultralight vintage fly rod and Fronce reel plenty of work...

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 Post subject: Re: First 2019 Outing
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:17 pm • #  
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Of you keep posting such enviable photos, people are going to expect you to open a guide service!


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 Post subject: Re: First 2019 Outing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 am • #  
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I know that I wouldn't mind being a mate on that raft. But that will never happen, i'd probably sink us. Do enjoy seeing scenery and the trout Sandman.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:53 pm • #  
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Yeah, those are nice fish!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:01 pm • #  
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Hi Sandman,

That was one heck of a First Outing!! :sSig_youtheman: . Beautiful, big rainbows and I bet it was a blast on your ultra light outfit. Congratulations, and I hope there are more outings just like that in the near future :tup

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Very nice Sandman. That's a great way to start the year off.
I noticed you are from Portland, which lake did you catch these ? I'm on the other side of the mountain. I live in Bend.
My wife and I are getting really anxious to get out and do some fishing here locally, now that the snow finally stopped. Once the storms were done, we ended up with about 4 feet, and even though it has warmed up some, we still have about a foot or so left. Looks like an old Fenwick. What length is it ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:37 pm • #  
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Hi Sandman,
Beautiful catch. Seeing your post made me pick-up my new 2019 fishing license here in PA. If those trout get any bigger you'll need to change to a Mitchell salt water outfit.
Best regards, Dennis2149


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:53 pm • #  
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Thanks guys, made it out again today...got three of these in the boat...we call them footballs....fat as footballs...this one is about 15"...I released a larger one...I only keep two for the BBQ...that is plenty for the wife and I...

Mike, that is a Fenwick 1978, FF605 (6' 5w)...has a ceramic stripper guide so works well with mono...it's a full flexing UL fly rod...a ton of fun with these fish...the 308 is a FRONCE reel with 408 internals...

I wrap the cork with medical gauze and then medical tape...the cork stays like new...the gauze keeps me from having to clean off the adhesive from the tape...remove it at end of each season...

Sandman

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:32 am • #  
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Yep I was wondering about the handle (cork) on that rod. Made my 1st Tennessee handle, for a Fenwick 140. My homemade lathe works well turning cork. Weekend after this opens trout season in PA :sBo_bouncing2:

May your lines always be tight, Don


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