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#11178219 - 10/21/15 10:43 PM Beats working
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I got called for jury duty today, but when I got to the courthouse they announced that the 2 trials scheduled for today had been cancelled and we all got released. Since it was only 9:30 I went home, picked up my fly rod and hit a large pond near my house.

I started out throwing a popper but didn't get any hits. After awhile I tied a woolly Bugger to the back of the popper and tried a popper dropper. My third cast I caught a medium sized tree on the woolly Bugger and broke it off. It wasn't too high but it was up a pretty steep bank and the grass was slick so I left it there.

I tied on a bream killer and moved down the bank. After about 20 minutes I caught this 11" bass.


I fished for about an hour more trying different pond locations and flies with no luck. I got bored and decided to head home. On the way back I passed by where I had lost the woolly bugger and could see fishing line hanging out of the tree. I decided to try and get it back and managed to stumble up the slope, grab the line, and bend the branch enough to get it back.

After all that trouble I figured I should give it a try and tied it on and cast it out. My third cast out I caught a green sunfish.


Two casts later I caught a bluegill.


Then about 2 minutes later I caught another small bass.


After that the bite quit there so I moved back down the bank and caught 2 more greenies one of which I caught when I dropped the fly in the water and was stripping line off my reel to prepare for my first cast.

On the way back to the truck I stopped one more time where I had caught the quick 3 and pulled in one more green to end my day.

No work, no jury duty, and some pulls on the line. Not a bad day.


Edited by j_hirn2 (10/22/15 11:07 PM)

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#11179949 - 10/22/15 08:29 PM Re: Beats working [Re: j_hirn2]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Richardson TX
That is what is called making the best out of what would have been "unproductive". The best choice was made nice report.
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#11180177 - 10/22/15 09:44 PM Re: Beats working [Re: Linecaster]
j_hirn2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Thanks. I'm now sold on the woolly Bugger.

Would you happen to know why l only post a link to my images and not load them on the page? I checked the FAQ on how to post, but I'm doing something wrong.

Newbie fly fisherman and poster.

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#11180267 - 10/22/15 10:36 PM Re: Beats working [Re: Linecaster]
j_hirn2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Finally figured out the photo thing.

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