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HenryC

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Throwing this out there if there are any other fisho's around? I'll start it off.

I'm a fly fishing, trout bumming completely addicted man that spends most days dreaming or planning of the next trip. Don't spin or baitfish at all these days (used to many moons ago). I have too many rods (according to my wife not me), a 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 9wt). I tie most of my own flies, only started tying a few months ago however.

I caught this nice brownie in a local stream last weekend on a nymph I tied, a trophy fish out of this river that is better known for pan sized rainbows than 4lb browns. Enjoy...

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I'm a salt water guy myself, grew up on the ocean, so it makes sense.

Tuna, Striped Bass, Mahi are all at our fingertips here.
 
Less so these days. Primarily freshwater. Trolling for pickerel (Walleye to most) for eating. Jack (Northern Pike) for the fight. Ice fishing periodically for Whitefish. Grayling when I go up to the Arctic. Great fight for such a small fish.
 
I'm a salt water guy myself, grew up on the ocean, so it makes sense.

Tuna, Striped Bass, Mahi are all at our fingertips here.
Cool, I do a bit of salt water but its a good 2 hour trip for me where as i am in the mountains in an hour or so. Something I'd like to do more but there is only so much time to fish.
 
This thread has reminded me I need to get down to the Keys for some bonefishing/tarpon fishing
 
Do you fly fish or spin? Seen some amazing footage of fly fishing for tarpon up around there, powerful rod snapping stuff.
We have bones up north but xmas island is not a massive trip away either which has some of the best bonefishing in the world. All on the to do list but New Zealand is next when the kids are a bit older and I can leave for a week.
 
Do you fly fish or spin? Seen some amazing footage of fly fishing for tarpon up around there, powerful rod snapping stuff.
We have bones up north but xmas island is not a massive trip away either which has some of the best bonefishing in the world. All on the to do list but New Zealand is next when the kids are a bit older and I can leave for a week.

Both. I'd like to claim technical superiority on the fly rod, but alas, I'm barely serviceable. Fortunately with a good guide it's pretty easy to get in position that even an amateur like me can present well enough. Tarpon on a fly rig is a blast.

I'd love to do some fishing in your part of the world, I'm usually not there long enough. One day I'll have to make some time.
 
You're way more normal looking than I expected. Even holding the fish.
Probably even more normal if you saw me out of my waders...
Despite the business, day to day I dress like most people here from the country do that aren't complete hobos. Jeans/moleskins, RM Williams, a nice not too formal shirt and a jacket or pea coat if needed.
 
Just as well, as that water must be freezing (in temperature, if not in actuality) by now!



Just wait 'til you see him kissing it (old Australian fishing joke).
It is really freezing! I took a few swims while fighting big fish. brrr
 
Probably even more normal if you saw me out of my waders...
Despite the business, day to day I dress like most people here from the country do that aren't complete hobos. Jeans/moleskins, RM Williams, a nice not too formal shirt and a jacket or pea coat if needed.
Squatter!
 
Thought about doing a tie with your flys on it?

I must take a pic of a stuffed Rainbow (?) my dad caught years ago.
 
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No worse than anything else out there i guess but to be honest I've only fly fished for the last 5 years so I'm out of the loop with spin gear.
Our trout season opens today and I'm showing great restraint by not going fishing till tomorrow
 

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