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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 Hendricksonís 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. Canít 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

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

    And that is very disconcerting
    Thanks Mac..... I think!Lol

    I'm far from sane,but what's sane about tying dead chicken feathers on a hook and waving an $800 stick around to maybe catch a trout and then let it go. Sane would be 2 drift boats and a seine net and a fish fry!Lol!

    Forget traditional guided trips on the Upper D. I'm going to outfit a double decker Party pontoon boat with a jet drive outboard and charter party boat style fishing trips with real men with bait casting reels with bait and burlap bags to haul their catch back to their cars ,I'll have mates chumming with powerbait.We'll have a fileting station and wading fisherman will be known as speed bumps ,or buoys to locate the channel .forget catch and release ,catch ,filet , beer batter And 300 degree hot oil. The only reason Lee Wulff promoted catch and release is because he never went to a good fish fry....
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    North East Fish Fry!!!Lol!

    You and your Bro in?


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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchman View Post
    Thanks Mac..... I think!Lol

    I'm far from sane,but what's sane about tying dead chicken feathers on a hook and waving an $800 stick around to maybe catch a trout and then let it go. Sane would be 2 drift boats and a seine net and a fish fry!Lol!

    Forget traditional guided trips on the Upper D. I'm going to outfit a double decker Party pontoon boat with a jet drive outboard and charter party boat style fishing trips with real men with bait casting reels with bait and burlap bags to haul their catch back to their cars ,I'll have mates chumming with powerbait.We'll have a fileting station and wading fisherman will be known as speed bumps ,or buoys to locate the channel .forget catch and release ,catch ,filet , beer batter And 300 degree hot oil. The only reason Lee Wulff promoted catch and release is because he never went to a good fish fry....
    NEFF
    North East Fish Fry!!!Lol!

    You and your Bro in?
    Hey itís all relative hatchman

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Hey it’s all relative hatchman
    What’s with the little sad face Mac! I hope you took my post as the
    Over the top joke that it was. I dont kill trout or any other gamefish
    Other than fluke or flounder. Lol! Don’t tell anyone about my Gill nets
    Below the Weir..... it will be our little secret. ....Lol!!


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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchman View Post
    Whatís with the little sad face Mac! I hope you took my post as the
    Over the top joke that it was. I dont kill trout or any other gamefish
    Other than fluke or flounder. Lol! Donít tell anyone about my Gill nets
    Below the Weir..... it will be our little secret. ....Lol!!
    Of course

    My sad face was directed at the myriad of boobs who sully this fine forums reputation

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    Re: Upper D on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Of course

    My sad face was directed at the myriad of boobs who sully this fine forums reputation
    I would fit that description. Lol ! knew you got the joke.
    It was a little bored and thought I would get at least one defender
    Of the Trout to attack my new guiding venture.


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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

    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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