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    West Branch Float


    Did a float on the upper west branch Tuesday. River was high as we put in above barking dog. Started out with streamers and my brother nailed a nice brown within the first 30 min. Overcast day to start and was hoping it would stay that way but we got bright sun around noon that slowed up the start of bugs hatching and fish rising . Brother got another nice rainbow on a perdigon nymph. Started seeing targets around 3pm with steady actions for the next 2 hours. Mix of Hendricksons, caddis, blue quills. They were keyed on the Hendricksons for the most part. Weather started getting a bit sh!tty and we picked back up with streamers. About an hour before takeout found a big brown feeding in a side cove in fairly deep water. Put a bunch of solid drifts over him with different flies but he was having none of it. Rain came down hard for about 10 min then we got ahead of it and got off the river before it turned ugly. Great day in the river and stoked my brother got into some good fish




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    Re: West Branch Float

    I see the resemblance. Nice trip and float!


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    Re: West Branch Float

    Looks like you guys fished with Marty and had a good trip, he's a good dude.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    Looks like you guys fished with Marty and had a good trip, he's a good dude.
    Marty was excellent and worked his ass off all day. Great guide!!!

    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Nice fish and nice report Mac. Looks like you and your brother had a great time.


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    Re: West Branch Float

    I wonder how often he is called Marty McFLY?

    Now a great gift to him would be an Orange down Fly vest...

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Marty was excellent and worked his ass off all day. Great guide!!!
    I thought you had your own boat? Sell it, or just wanted to be guided for a day?

    Where did you float too, Balls or Shehawken?

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    I thought you had your own boat? Sell it, or just wanted to be guided for a day?

    Where did you float too, Balls or Shehawken?
    I was thinking the same thing. Didn't remember seeing a drift boat for sale....

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    I thought you had your own boat? Sell it, or just wanted to be guided for a day?

    Where did you float too, Balls or Shehawken?
    Sold it like 4 years ago. We took out at Hales.

    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. Didn't remember seeing a drift boat for sale....

    You boobs canít even recognize a good deal on high end fly rods. Plus I donít like to make people feel bad they canít afford a driftboat.

    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Sold it like 4 years ago. We took out at Hales.
    Been a while since I took out there. How is that boat ramp?

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    Re: West Branch Float

    Quote Originally Posted by Catskill Lover View Post
    Been a while since I took out there. How is that boat ramp?
    Still terrible

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