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#12659569 - 03/05/18 03:08 PM Great day on the San Gabe
twstephens77 Offline

Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 210
Loc: College Station, TX
Took the new 6wt Clearwater outfit to the San Gabe this weekend and finally broke it in. Caught one off a laydown and two off beds, which was surprising. Threw a black/white conehead streamer and killed it right in the middle of the beds...they couldn't stand it. Largest went probably 3-3.5 and it was a TON of fun on the to say I'm hooked on the fly!

"You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first."
- C.S. Lewis

#12659793 - 03/05/18 05:31 PM Re: Great day on the San Gabe [Re: twstephens77]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17771
Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Welcome aboard...nice bass
Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach

#12660994 - 03/06/18 01:36 PM Re: Great day on the San Gabe [Re: twstephens77]
Robert Hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3916
Great stuff nice way to break in the rod

#12661226 - 03/06/18 04:56 PM Re: Great day on the San Gabe [Re: twstephens77]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 17409
Loc: Sachse Texas
very nice!!
Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right.

#12661665 - 03/06/18 10:02 PM Re: Great day on the San Gabe [Re: twstephens77]
Canoeman1947 Offline

Registered: 03/13/16
Posts: 56
Loc: Oklahoma
Now that you are hooked, make the addiction even worse. Get a light 2 to 3 weight rod and see the fun go up exponentially. Last summer I went out with my son in law and grandsons to fish some ponds. They started out catching bass on plastic worms. At first I was having no luck until I changed to a steelhead fly I had picked up, thinking it might work for bass. I was using a Redington Butterstick glass rod, 6'2" 2 weight, with a WF3 line. After switching flies I caught 15 bass, most in the 2 lb. range. I had a ball and really impressed my oldest grandson. Now he is ready to come with me down to the Hill Country in May and try flyfishing for himself. I live in southern Oklahoma, but fished the Gabe and Brushy Creek last September. You certainly have some nice waters in your area.


#12661688 - 03/06/18 10:17 PM Re: Great day on the San Gabe [Re: twstephens77]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45223
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. cheers

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