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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:33 pm • # 41 
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No one fishing lately? I put in the kayak at a local launch this morning, but couldn't but a bite. Spoke with a dozen spin fishermen along the way. Only one had caught a single fish all morning. Just not the day for it around here.

I did catch some spotted bass last Wednesday, but that was on my 4 wt.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:43 pm • # 42 
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I caught a blue crab this morning on a green Berkeley atomic tube thingy. Thought I had snagged it, but was able to gradually pull it in. Lo and behold, it's a friggin' blue crab! Turned out what I thought was a 'freshwater' pond wasn't so fresh. Was using an Ugly Stik, an old Shimano spinning reel loaded with 4 lb test.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:13 pm • # 43 
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My last trip I caught this
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Using this (inspired by that post about retention pond)

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I just haven't been out much.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:04 am • # 44 
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Nice fish and fly.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 am • # 45 
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strummer wrote:
My last trip I caught this
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Using this (inspired by that post about retention pond)

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I just haven't been out much.

Nice to see someone else having success with mini zonkers.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:42 pm • # 46 
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Nice to see someone else having success with mini zonkers.


Yes! All thanks to your post. The banks of my retention pond had since heavy growth, and were unfishable. I know this fly will fish well there.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:56 pm • # 47 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:48 am • # 48 
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Nice looking rainbow!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:56 pm • # 49 
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strummer wrote:
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Somebody tell me about that mini zonker, looks fishy. Is that pine squirrel skin? Maybe peacock herl body? Spill it :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:57 am • # 50 
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lka wrote:
strummer wrote:
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Somebody tell me about that mini zonker, looks fishy. Is that pine squirrel skin? Maybe peacock herl body? Spill it :)


Yep!

Softhackle's version uses pearl ice dub for the body.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:58 am • # 51 
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Beautiful fish!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:16 pm • # 52 
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I'm a big fan of zonker type flies. I don't like casting them, but I do like catching fish on them.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:49 pm • # 53 
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strummer wrote:
Using this (inspired by that post about retention pond)

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Looks like a weightless Slumpbuster. I may have to give that a try as the conehead version is a pain to cast on my 3wt. What size do you guys tie this in?

Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:55 pm • # 54 
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I tie mine on a size 10 standard nymph hook.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:00 am • # 55 
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lka wrote:
I'm a big fan of zonker type flies. I don't like casting them, but I do like catching fish on them.


Fortunately, pine squirrel is a lot easier to cast than rabbit.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:19 pm • # 56 
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Was fishing with my 3 wt again today and caught a small chub and this nice brown trout which was about 15-16 inch and fought really hard

https://ibb.co/vZMvcsx

Looks like the San Juan worm has made its’ way to Europe.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:40 pm • # 57 
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Admittedly not on my 3wt, but got a nice surprise bass while testing out a big Seaducer pattern behind the house last week. Not huge, but bigger than anything I've hooked into since mid-October.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:42 pm • # 58 
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Dang! Those colors look good!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:49 pm • # 59 
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strummer wrote:
Dang! Those colors look good!


Thanks Strummer. Rumor has it, the redfish guides in SE TX are big on Purple Seaducers. Decided I needed to tie a few for the local reds here in south LA.

Chris


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:15 am • # 60 
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The temperature dropped to the low thirties last Monday night to give us our first freeze, then bounced back in the afternoons to the low 60's. Tuesday afternoon was bright sunny with a little breeze. Decided to visit Cibolo Creek were it runs, or rather pools, in a wind sheltered ravine. Caught four fair sized bluegills using a #12 buckskin nymph pattern on my 1wt. Max Catch fly rod. Nice fun watching the fish patrol the clear water, no sign of the local Rio Grande Perch population, a little too chilly for their tastes.


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