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#12327040 - 07/06/17 04:44 PM Finally...First Rio On The Fly
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Many thanks to Chuck (Banker-Always-Fishing) for putting me in the right place!
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#12327390 - 07/06/17 08:43 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
Capt. Mac Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 924
Loc: Sanger
Congratulations!
I've wanted to bag one of those for a long time now. Guess I'll have to get in touch with Banker...
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#12327426 - 07/06/17 09:08 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: Capt. Mac]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Originally Posted By: Capt. Mac
Congratulations!
I've wanted to bag one of those for a long time now. Guess I'll have to get in touch with Banker...

Thanks Capt. Mac! Banker is the cichlid king... he can definitely put you in front of the fish. He's a great guy to boot.
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#12327551 - 07/06/17 10:34 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 648
Loc: W.Texas
I've never seen one of those so congratulations ! Are those located only in a specific area ?
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#12327610 - 07/06/17 11:09 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: RonL]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Thanks RonL for the reply. Not sure of the range, but I've seen them caught as far west as Camp Wood, and at least as far north as Georgetown. They are also plentiful in the Austin/San Antonio area. banker-always fishing is the expert, he's the one that put me in front of Rios today.
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#12327665 - 07/07/17 01:24 AM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3744
Chuck is the man for rios for sure congratulations 1960texan!
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#12327930 - 07/07/17 08:57 AM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: robert hunter]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Thanks Robert!
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#12328339 - 07/07/17 12:50 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41610
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Will failed to tell you guys that his Rio is the pending Catch&Release Flyrod Rio Grande Cichlid record for the Sabinal River. Paper work was sent to the Texas Parks&Wildlife Dept. this morning. It was a true blessing watching Will fight that fish on the fly. He was working a far bank when he nailed that fish. Always enjoy watching a super angler working the water! Huge CONGRATULATIONS Will on catching a SUPER fish. rockon


Side Note: Story posted in Bluegill Section!



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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12328597 - 07/07/17 03:38 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 924
Loc: Sanger
Wow! First Rio is a record - that calls for a whole new round of congratulations!
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#12328622 - 07/07/17 04:02 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
Texjbq Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 89
Loc: San Marcos, Tx
Congrats! I was going to say that it sure looked to be decent sized with a very prominent head bump or whatever it's called. Not surprised it's a record for the Sabinal at all.

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#12328681 - 07/07/17 04:36 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Thanks Capt. Mac and Texjbq!
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#12330784 - 07/09/17 08:48 AM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10676
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Cool video and congratulations on your record Rio.

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#12332498 - 07/10/17 01:40 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3126
Loc: Brenham, TX
Great job Will thumb

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#12332655 - 07/10/17 03:08 PM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: J-Moe]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Thanks Gitter and Jamie for the replies. It was a lot of fun.
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#12335792 - 07/12/17 10:38 AM Re: Finally...First Rio On The Fly [Re: 1960texan]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 11118
Loc: San Antonio TX
Great job and congratulations on catching your first Rio and getting your first record. Love catching those Rio's on the fly and on the spinning gear. woot



Side Note: I have had pretty good results this year catching Rios using a Chartreuse sinking fly. hooked

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