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not a 3 weight fish #13546555 05/05/20 09:29 PM
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Solid 19"

It took me four flies (and four hits) to get a solid hookup, but I finally got her.

My poor CGR was doubled over the entire time, and the reel nearly fell off twice when the little rings came loose (note to self: don't try to fight fish on the reel with this rod), but I eventually got her in and then, after a little reviving, she swam off OK.

Easily my best out of that pond.

And, while that was going on about twenty feet to my left there was a school of about forty six inch bass chasing a cloud of fry around. Then around the corner from that the big sunfish were up on beds and biting aggressively, and another twenty feet down I lost two other smaller, but still respectable 12-14" bass when they threw the hook during a jump (note to self: STRIP SET! Trout setting with a noodle does not work).

All in all a very cool day at the lake.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13546607 05/05/20 10:07 PM
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Lots of fun to catch them on a 3wt. I used a 3 wt. for years on trout streams in the northeast.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13546688 05/05/20 11:20 PM
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Good job! Great color on that fish.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13546718 05/05/20 11:47 PM
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I have seen fly rods with the rings which do not screw down holding the reel on but have never wanted one for just the reason you described.
That would be a fun fish on a 3wt without the rings, with the rings something to be proud of.
Good job.
Sounds like a really good day.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Ocelot] #13546779 05/06/20 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Ocelot
I have seen fly rods with the rings which do not screw down holding the reel on but have never wanted one for just the reason you described.
That would be a fun fish on a 3wt without the rings, with the rings something to be proud of.
Good job.
Sounds like a really good day.



It has literally never been a problem on any of the many many bluegill I've caught with that rod. completely stable. But, it has been a problem for both of the big bass I've caught. I think when the rod flexes that far down the blank it just gets loose.

So now I've wrapped both sides of the reel foot with electrical tape, which is ugly as hell, but fixes the problem.

And I paid $60 for it, so I'm not gonna get too mad.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13546904 05/06/20 02:17 AM
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Nice fish. Bet the fight was AWESOME! boxing


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Great job on a 3wt. When I go for bass I use either a 6 or 8wt, just in case of a big un.

Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13566592 05/21/20 07:31 PM
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Re: not a 3 weight fish [Re: Glitchmo] #13569455 05/24/20 05:50 AM
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amazing catch wish I was there just to watch


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