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The first fish of 2015 have fallen.
My neighbor has a small
pond, and I test out flies there. It's all catch and release, since they aren't my fish.
Bluegill and bass...

Rod: 5/6 wt
Line: 5/6 FWF
Leader: 10 ft, hand tied, 20" 3 lb tippet.
Fly: #10 olive, bead head soft hackle...
Olive thread
Gold wire rib
Brown Wyandotte feather
Silver bead

It's the time of year for small, swimmy little aqua-nymphs. So I cast, count down near the bottom, and then strip-and-lift the rod tip.
This mimics something rising up from the bottom gunk, some hopeful, buggy thing making a break for freedom... or into the mouth of a winter-hungry fish.

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Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 11, 2015 at 10:45am
It is. Do you have a float tube, Rick?
Comment by Rick Goohs on March 11, 2015 at 10:21am

Always nice to walk outside and catch a few.

Comment by dick tabbert on March 11, 2015 at 9:14am

That a beauty to start with.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 11, 2015 at 6:28am

Nice job McScruff!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 8, 2015 at 6:57pm
Mark, good to see you.
Thanks!
Comment by Mark Stine on March 8, 2015 at 6:51pm

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Jim Gronaw on March 8, 2015 at 6:05pm

Excellent!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 8, 2015 at 5:26pm
Thanks Carl!
Comment by carl hendrix on March 8, 2015 at 5:24pm

congrats to ya David on the years first one!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 8, 2015 at 4:17pm
It's been a nice day that's for sure, Jeff.

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