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1st Home Town Striper on the FLY 6-4-09

This a banner day for me - one I will not soon forget,. still smiling ear to ear,

Off the train @ 6:20...skys look to clearing.. I am going..I've chomping at the bit to try my NY spots with the Fly rod after the Orivis school this past weekend..Plus the wind dropped off completly and just casting with no wind will be nice and help me get the feel for shooting line..any line..I had my back up rod already in the truck ...never ever casted it so that will be nice to try as well.
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On the water @ 7pm
high @ 9:30ish - sunset 8:20pm
air 60s
wind zero.
water 61?
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Grey grey skys with the sun just peaking through..
put on a yellow deciever on that Cast a fly gave me..
water pretty high and moving in fast..
after a great 1st cast..I thought this will be great..3 casts later and a tree and a the grass snagged and then line tangled in basket in a ball..then around basket 4x ..yeah not so great ..but I do like the back up rod..maybe better than my St croix..we'll see. The reel is definetly not as good..been sitting for 3 yrs? not in 100% shape..but workable for a back up.

finally got a few good casts..and then a HIT! saw it too as the yellow disappeared..cool. missed it though..small fish..

then 4 more cast and big swirl behind the fly..turned away..Very cool..

Deciever just not getter down enough...decided to clouser it..picked out one I made...plunk..shoot drooped in 4' of water..could see it..tied on a store bought grey/white yellow eyed clouser..and used it for the next 5 min.. to get the one I made back..10 min. later --determined.. I used the rod tip to hook it..worked -- good thing the water is crystal clear..
now around 7:50...back to fishig..but just used the Ebay special..about 20 more casts...Fish ON! mirco 10"..hit @ the rod tip..still a Fish! my first NY - hometown fish on the fly--sweet..

8pm back to bad casting and BUGS BUGS BUGS..in my mouth , ears , nose , eyes..running along my glasses..geez..in all my excitment..forgot the spray.....weeds. coming in on every other cast.. was determined to get some good casts off.. Just kept thinking I just need a few..just need to get this little looking right...bam! another hit..missed ..then AnotherBam..missed it --tiny fish as I saw him turn away,,..

8:15--got into a good groove now..then BAM! A nice big bite that I could fell and instinct set that hook well..he just sat in the tide...flopped once or twice tugging...then finnally ran and I was ready..slipping the light smoothly until I got it too the reel..I was nt losing this one My 1st nice fish..ZZZZZZ drag! good thing I remembered to set it..Thanks again Orvis school.. after a great fight...gently landed a 26" fish..this was what I waiting to feel for the 1st time..and it was AWESOME.
8:20pm...got what I needed packed it right after the release..

Just kept saying AWESOME..AWESOME...just AWESOME..on a very sweaty bug bitten walk back..
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total
2 Fly Schoolie bass. (10", 26")
3 missed bites.
1 cool swirl.
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-nice sunset as well..RED RED sky as the sun just got out from under the thick grey blanket of a sky..

I one happy and Blessed angler.

now camera..but crappy cell picts are better than nothing..

Pd

This post edited by pdspeh69 12:45 AM 06/05/2009

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