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 Post subject: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:52 pm • # 1 
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I am recovering from hernia surgery and advised to limit my exercise to walking. I figured swinging a 2wt fly rod with a small fly would not add undo stress to the walking, and besides, I'll catch no sizeable fish on a #14 fly.
I was delighted to be proved wrong this morning. The fly was a #14 Copper John with rubber legs using a CGR 2wt with 30', 76 grains, level line.
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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:51 pm • # 2 
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That's a tank on a 2wt :applause

Never underestimate how irresistible a size 12-14 fly is to a bass despite their huge maw. Small spiders and foam beetles have such charm as well, you think it's a panfish sip until the whole scenario explodes airborne on the hookset.

It's extremely cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:25 pm • # 3 
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Nice fish Jim, that CGR must have had quite a bend on it. I have had a number of big bass take small flies. Glad you are recovering. Have been meaning to contact you. My lungs are playing up since covid attack


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:52 pm • # 4 
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I bet that was fun!
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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:43 pm • # 5 
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Showoff !


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:08 am • # 6 
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Those darn bass showing absolutely no respect for recent surgery. Looks like the bass interrupted the bluegill party. That must have been a pleasant surprise.


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:18 pm • # 7 
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Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:35 pm • # 8 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Catch
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:26 am • # 9 
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Solid fish, Jim! Can only imagine the bend in your CGR when that big boy hit!


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