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VCFA House Recap

Postby fishermike » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:45 pm

Hi! Just an incredible, fun filled trip, and very successful as we caught more albies this year than in any of our previous 16, and it wasn’t even close! But that’s not the total story. The real story is all the nice people we met along the way. The guys in their boat who went out of their way to come over and tell the sand people there were breaking fish just around the bend. Tom Earnhardt who we all know puts on a great BBQ, but who also on the spur of the moment while launching his boat offered to take a couple of guys from Toronto, Canada who he didn’t know from Adam, out fishing with him and showed them some tricks. To the unnamed guy who saw us on the beach and busting fish just out of our reach who stopped and took us out in his boat for a couple of shots at those busting fish. For our ferry guide Sandy, who went out of his way to make sure our trips to the beach were fruitful and who used the ferry boat to position us for some shots on our way to and from the beach. To Brian and Sarah for giving us some important tips on locations and techniques that really increased our catching percentages. To all the Cape Lookout Club Fly Fishers who made us feel right at home at their annual banquet. For the people at Billy’s who helped us fix a boat steering problem that was threatening keeping us off the water. For the many new friends we met on the beach and on the water and exchanged info on the water to help us all catch more albies. For all the great conversations we had at the house and in the local restaurants over dinner. And last, but certainly not least, to the Deals for opening up their beautiful beach house to a bunch of fishermen. We had many first time experiences for our members, first time thru the shoals, first albie on a fly, first albie on a fly from shore, first albie on a fly from a kayak, and first triple hookup. We had 15 people cycle thru the house this year and despite the broken fly rods, broken reels, broken lines, straightened hooks, failed knots, tangled lines, cracked rudders, and forecast wx that turned out to be not so accurate, we had a great time and are all looking forward to next year. Thanks to all of you who made all of us feel right at home! Tight lines to all! mike :D :D :D

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Postby atocia » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:48 pm

Tom Earnhardt's random act of kindness and generosity was a class act and undeniably typical of the kind of gentleman he really is. It was a pleasure sharing quality time with him on his boat and his sage advise was very much appreciated. Thank you Tom ! and thank you Mike for your warm and wonderful hospitality, you are a gentle giant. Hope we are all blessed with good health so that we may have a go at it again next year.

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Postby wenzer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:12 pm

Just great posts, mike. Glad you guys had a great stay. I was happy to get my first beach albie and meet/hang out with you guys. Hope to see you all next year. Take care, Robert

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Postby o1pilot » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:24 am

Wow! what a trip this year:) Last year myself and Ed came up from South Carolina for our first Albie trip. The weather was rough and we caught 1 Albie each, but that was enough to inspire us to come back this year. Ended up with only 2 weather days out of 8. Albies have no respect for fly fishing equipment. Broke a rode but caught lots of fish, hooked 33 our last day on the water. Always a good time at the house, great group of folks. See everyone next year!

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Postby meatstick » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:47 am

I like hearing about all the "firsts" ... as long as it's not a first busted yak rudder or whippy stick. :mrgreen:

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