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#12328324 - 07/07/17 12:41 PM Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio !
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40140
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Huge Congratulations to William Atkinson aka 1960Texan for not only catching his very first Rio Grande Cichlid but also getting his first ever Record. Will and I were fishing the Sabinal River and the fish were very active. Will was working the far bank with his Flyrod when he hooked onto a Trophy Size Rio. I looked over to him and saw his five weight flyrod bending and Will fighting the fish. Will got the fish in and it was a very nice Bull Rio (Female). The length of the fish was 9.20" good enough for the pending Rio Grande Cichlid Flyrod Catch&Release Record for the Sabinal River. An olive Wooly Bugger was the fly used. The fish was released. Paper work was completed and sent to the Texas Parks&Wildlife. Again CONGRATULATIONS Will on your Record Rio! Rounding out the trip were some nice Bluegill,Redbreast,another trophy Rio,a couple of Channel Catfish,and some small bass. We finished the trip with a super lunch at the R-BBQ located in beautiful downtown Sabinal. Watching a SUPER ANGLER catching his first Record Rio on the fly and spending the day fishing with a friend. It just don't get any better. fish



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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12328413 - 07/07/17 01:40 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 400
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Thanks Chuck! It's always awesome fishing with you, you are the rio king!

Here's the release video:



Edited by 1960texan (07/07/17 01:41 PM)

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#12328463 - 07/07/17 02:10 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Love that Sabinal Valley fishing. That video is AWESOME. Watching that Bull swim away is "GOOD STUFF"! rockon
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#12329297 - 07/08/17 12:59 AM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1288
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Congrats 1960texan on your record and chuck you always have the best spots to fish! Great post

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#12329476 - 07/08/17 08:24 AM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Thanks Leo for the reply cheers Love fishing the valley-canyon area. hooked As I always say. "You are living in God's country." thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#12329923 - 07/08/17 03:15 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: gar1970]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 400
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Originally Posted By: gar1970
Congrats 1960texan on your record and chuck you always have the best spots to fish! Great post

Thanks gar1970, and you're right, Chuck has those fishing spots dialed in!

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#12332507 - 07/10/17 01:44 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2975
Loc: Brenham, TX
Well done. I caught my first Rio on a woolly bugger too. My first wasn't a trophy though.

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#12332653 - 07/10/17 03:07 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: J-Moe]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 400
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Well done. I caught my first Rio on a woolly bugger too. My first wasn't a trophy though.

Thanks Jamie! When we measured it I had this feeling that the record would stand until the next time you fished the Sabinal, or until Chuck takes up the fly rod! smile


Edited by 1960texan (07/10/17 03:09 PM)
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#12333042 - 07/10/17 07:16 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 741
Loc: La vernia tx
Wooooohoooo wtg will congrats on the record and trophy size rio wtg
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and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12338311 - 07/13/17 06:59 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Wooooohoooo wtg will congrats on the record and trophy size rio wtg




Clayton! You need to slow down at work and make some time to go slabbing. hooked


Side Note: Just kidding. Make that money while you can! Fishing always comes later! thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12341283 - 07/15/17 03:32 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 400
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Wooooohoooo wtg will congrats on the record and trophy size rio wtg


Thanks Clayton.

Chuck, the certificate came in the mail today. Thanks again for a great day fishing!

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#12342422 - 07/16/17 11:33 AM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 741
Loc: La vernia tx
Awesome guys
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Psalm:91

" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12343566 - 07/16/17 10:52 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: 1960texan]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 741
Loc: La vernia tx
But i agree ill try and pick a day this month to take off i sure could use some slabs in my life
Originally Posted By: 1960texan
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Wooooohoooo wtg will congrats on the record and trophy size rio wtg


Thanks Clayton.

Chuck, the certificate came in the mail today. Thanks again for a great day fishing!
[quote=1960texan]


Ohh man seeing that great big envelope so gingerly tucked in the mailbox gets my heart rate going peep rockon
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Psalm:91

" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12343586 - 07/16/17 11:22 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Great fish, congrats thumb

Chuck, it's very cool that you take the time to help us submit records to the State.
I certainly appreciate all the effort you put in to the process smile

It adds extra excitement to the day when fishing with you.
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#12347014 - 07/18/17 09:29 PM Re: Sabinal River Flyrod Record Rio ! [Re: Fitz®]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Fitz®
Great fish, congrats thumb

Chuck, it's very cool that you take the time to help us submit records to the State.
I certainly appreciate all the effort you put in to the process smile

It adds extra excitement to the day when fishing with you.




Andrew. Watching you fly anglers fighting a nice fish. "It just don't get any better"! fish


Side Note: There are a lot of open fly rod records out there along with spinning tackle records also. I am always happy to help out anyone who is interested in getting a record fish. thumb
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