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    Upper D on Thursday

    Floated on Thursday with my brother. River was up again from previous evenings rain event. Paraleps and Hendrickson’s on the water starting around 1pm. The fish were clearly not looking up. Water temp around 45 degrees on a day where the sun struggled to break through the clouds. Chucked streamers all day and managed to move some fish. My brother is new to flyfishing and had a blast hooking 3 but unable to land them. I managed a solid Brown to the boat and later a size 4 drink and disorderly altered its flight path and buried itself in the meaty part of my hand. Kudos to the guide who executed the mono extraction procedure about as flawlessly as it can be done. Great to hang with my brother. Can’t wait to get him on the water when the hatch is happening and we have fish looking up. Given my travel schedule I will not see a hatch until mid May unless I play hooky. Another year and the fish gods have denied me a chance to fish the Hendrickson hatch. Oh well

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Very nice fish Mac! Looks like you had a great time with your brother.
    That’s what life’s all about .


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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    You know...
    This is NEFF.

    The highlight of this thread shoulda been a photo of that hand.

    What were you thinkin'?

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Nice dink of an upper D. fish. I've been seeing a lot of this on the shop reports this season. Aren't there any good fish on the upper D. anymore? Early spring/streamer time was always nothing but BIG fish. These fish might be nice by NJ and most northeast PA stream standards, but they sure aren't good fish for the upper D. or a sign that the fishery is in good shape. This one looks fat at least. Some of the browns posted by the shops so far this year were concerningly skinny for this time of year.

    Glad to hear you had a good time with your brother. That's the important part.


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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    You know...
    This is NEFF.

    The highlight of this thread shoulda been a photo of that hand.

    What were you thinkin'?
    You know I am kicking myself for not taking a picture. Total rookie mistake

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    You know I am kicking myself for not taking a picture. Total rookie mistake
    We just assumed you had sold all your cameras like you have all your fly rods....

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Did you sell your brother any of your old stuff?

    You know if you crushed down the barbs it would have been an easy removal.


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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    You know I am kicking myself for not taking a picture. Total rookie mistake
    I heard that you tried to take a photo, but you couldn't see your phone's screen through all the tears.

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    We just assumed you had sold all your cameras like you have all your fly rods....
    They are called smartphones and clearly I have one as you can see from the pics I posted...boob

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    Did you sell your brother any of your old stuff?

    You know if you crushed down the barbs it would have been an easy removal.
    Well I will pass your sage advice along to the guide who owns the fly

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchman View Post
    Very nice fish Mac! Looks like you had a great time with your brother.
    That’s what life’s all about .
    I think you are the last sane man on NEFF.

    And that is very disconcerting

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Not bad for first timer. Your photoshop skills will improve over time but this pic isn't fooling anyone.

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