Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:54 pm 

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Last Saturday, while my wife went to a family reunion, I met a friend over on a NE WI resivior because it's known to have a musky or five in it.

After a couple hours of fruitless casting, we decided to see how far up the river that feeds the reservoir we could get.

Turned out it was quite a ways...we elected to stop at a spot where there was good structure, and it was castable in both directions.

I hung a black and white "experimental" fly (experimental because it is just a conglomeration of different techniques I was am trying to get better at) on one of my 10 wt. rods, toss it in a couple times...

On about the third cast, up under some riverside alders, I'm telling my friend a story about how I stubbed the hookset on the St. Croix river a couple years I'm describing what that was like...a mid-40s muskie comes out from under the alders and eats my fly. While I'm looking right at it.

I'm too busy telling the story to set the hook right...and she dumps the fly before I can get the line tight.

That's what muskies are like.

I'm still smiling, typing this...

“I dream of an America where a chicken can cross the road without having its motives questioned.”

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