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Ice Out -- for awhile at least

Postby meatstick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:50 pm

It got up to 61 degrees here today ... so I thought I'd check out the pond.

Yippee, no ice ...water was a horrible pea soap color though. Started with a # 8 soft hackle wet fly.
Caught two bows and hooked an LMB that spit steel, before I snapped off the fly high in the one aspen tree that was planted too close to the water.

Tied on a big # 4 green wooly bugger with gold bead head.
The bows could find this one better in the murky water.
They chewed the palmered black hackle off of it.
I like a material called ice-dub for the bodies.

I went back to where I hooked the bass. This time I got him on the bigger fly.
It tried to tail-walk, but only got 1/2 way out of the water.
He didn't care if it had hackle or not.

Total 6 bows and one LMB.
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Re: Ice Out -- for awhile at least

Postby bhorsley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:37 pm

growing old ain't for sissies

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Re: Ice Out -- for awhile at least

Postby Emerson » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:16 am

Great job John... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Ice Out -- for awhile at least

Postby Cutter » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:19 am

That is a fine little pet pond you have there. Unfortunately, the ice is coming back.
The world is your oyster-
So show up with a knife and know how to shuck.

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