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Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:08 pm
by dennis
Happy Birthday goat roper! Enjoy.....

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:11 pm
by Eperous
Many thanks folks for the kind words and well wishes... despite cold--- 37 degrees as the high-water mark--- and lots of rain--- well over an inch--- I did do what I love to do most, flyfish for trout... and fish the Esopus...

I was hoping for a single trout under these conditions, but got lucky... early on streamer fishing I hooked four good fish, landed two...

Here's the first, my "birthday-brown", a 16 inch fish...
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... and here's the best fish I landed, though I'm not sure the best trout I hooked today... :o Yeah, I know we've all heard this before... still, an 18.5 inch brown that ate my white Conehead Woolly Bugger, and I touched...
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Here's my Esopus on a mid-November, wet, cold day...
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Hey, for you dry-fly guys--- Eric, not to call anyone out by name--- there was a sparse BWO hatch today... I wanted to catch a trout on a dry, and caught three on a #22 CDC Mahogany BWO, including this small wild bow...
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I quit after that; wet, cold no more risers to be seen...

It's been a fine day, about as good as it gets... :D

Thanks! ;)

Ed

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:42 pm
by squish67
What a great way to celebrate another one! Hope you got the chance to take a hike too! :D Happy Birthday!

Rich

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:48 pm
by redietz
What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Glad you got out.