The Dacks and the dark side

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Eperous
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The Dacks and the dark side

Post by Eperous » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:22 pm

We just returned home from several days up in the Adirondacks. We hiked, canoed, socialized with great friends, and I even fished a bit. Though, in fishing I returned to the dark side. :roll:

The first evening I wandered the Raquette River with my good buddy. No flies, no fly rod; just my old ultra-light Loomis graphite rod and a small Shimano matching reel. I picked up over a half-dozen smallies upwards of a foot-long, or so, flipping spinners as the sun set. Sadly I lost my last Abu Reflex orange spinner, when a snag in the dark peat-stained river ate it. That lure was over 50 years old, probably older than many of the SGM board members here.
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We saw mink, eagles, and other wildlife. We ate like kings and drank beer like fools. :oops: I even tossed a black marabou streamer in Raquette Lake, annoying and hooking bass there. :)

But by far, the highlight of the trip was getting up at 5 AM one morning to wait on sunrise. I snapped digital images with my SLR and drank coffee as life all around me came alive for another Adirondack day.
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Back to chasing Catskill mountain brook trout and tailwater browns this week; good to be home again.

Ed

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Re: The Dacks and the dark side

Post by Mantis » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:38 pm

Nice, Ed.

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Re: The Dacks and the dark side

Post by ted patlen » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:48 pm

excellent

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Re: The Dacks and the dark side

Post by JoeCz » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:17 pm

Sounds like a great little trip. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: The Dacks and the dark side

Post by squish67 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:26 am

Great shots Ed, heading up that way Tuesday!

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Re: The Dacks and the dark side

Post by BruceC » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:25 am

Great photos, Ed. You've inspired me to drag out my watercolors.
Thanks for sharing.

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