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Post  old man on 9/25/2009, 9:36 am

...to quote bout a dozen guys when I was working the wash n blind casting for hours on end....

...well HERE'S why !!!!





...32" and 14 pounds worth of 'why' ....



....almost sunset ....low tide...and not a swirl to be seen for miles of beach...

....short strips....half way back from my usual 40 foot cast ...letting the rip do it's thing with my floating line and fly and YIKES !!!

...I knew this was not ya 20 inch schoolie during her first run !!!!

...this is the reason why I keep the drag on this brand 'X' reel backed off all the way ...palm the reel to keep a good bend in the rod but let the critter have her head...(I got all evening !!! )

...and that was the plan of attack....hold on !!! I got 2 miles of beach to my left and three miles to my right Very Happy

...at the end of the first run she rolled once and gave me almost all of the fly line back...

...then she saw Block Island off in the distance and said it's time to go !

...it was at the end of the second run that I saw backing on the reel ....not quiet clearing the fly line thru the guides but I saw backing below my white knuckles of my right hand !!!!

...it's amazing how fast you can wind that silly little handle when a fish like this again heads for the beach !

....she came back into the trough bout 15 feet out and bout 10 yards to my left when it was her third run for freedom attempt...

....another palm scaring blast of line taking and one more feeble roll attempt and it was a done deal...

...half way back in she was up on her side and now all I hadda do was work with the next set of waves to get her on the sand......yeah...easier said than done by golly !!! ...I was lucky again !...the wave sets were all of 8 inches high and she almost came to me up to the parking lot !...

....course EVERYBODY is gonna wanna know what she thought was food...

...it was an Old Man "Whatever" ....whatever I got my hands on at the time...LOL

...a half dozen strands of green Krystal flash.....green n silver mylar tubing flared at the end...with a brown 1/8" bunny strip on top.....



...oh don't ask "Where the hell'd ya come up with THAT idea ?".... it's a 'whatever' ...


...but I gotta say that striper is my PB on a fly and I love it !!!!


Enjoy

Old Man aka Bob

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Post  smitty on 9/25/2009, 9:41 am

awesome story bob congrats......

did you get a picture of her??


 

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Post  Minivin5 on 9/25/2009, 9:59 am

Nice to see people catchin them on flies Congrats on your PB Bob that is a beaut of a fish
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Post  eurojett05 on 9/25/2009, 10:02 am

Wow..great read Bob....It was like reading a book by John Steinbeck from the "Old Man and the Sea" Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Very nice authoring.......... Awesome pics too....
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BIG RED AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Post  fishincrazy on 9/25/2009, 10:25 am

AWESOME CATCH BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers cheers cheers

Love your report!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT PIC'S!!!!!!!!!!! :you da man: :you da man:

Does this fly make the wall!!!!!!!


FC

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Post  fish factor on 9/25/2009, 11:06 am

Great catch and awesome story
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Post  whitey on 9/25/2009, 11:24 am

great job bob

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Post  MissRiss on 9/25/2009, 11:43 am

Awesome story and great pics!! Are you sure it was only 32 Inchs? it looked bigger than that, maybe it was the angle it was taken on, great job!!
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Post  stevel on 9/25/2009, 12:41 pm

great job bob and ur detail of ur catch great as always
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Post  buddah on 9/25/2009, 1:12 pm

Sweet catch and story

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Post  Smoke on 9/25/2009, 8:31 pm

WTG Bob...nice fish on da fly..
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Post  rocstar21 on 9/26/2009, 9:21 pm

awesome story bob! and a great catch! congrats!
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Post  REDBASS on 9/27/2009, 8:48 pm

NOW I KNOW HOW YOU ARE FEELING. FLYING HIGH. ENJOY. LUCKY YOU 8 INCH WAVES. WHILE I GOT POUNDED TODAY WITH 5 FOOTERS AND FACE FULLS. BUT LIKE YOU SAID TODAY ITS WORTH IT. GREAT FISH WITH A GREAT REPORT. TIGHT LINES.HOPE YOU FIND A 40 ON THE FLY.
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Post  Old Doc C on 9/28/2009, 1:39 pm

Nice fish Bob! I hope to see you Sunday.

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Geez

Post  sushidatup on 10/1/2009, 11:53 am

nice catch old man! gotta get me one

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he he he

Post  stripercrazy on 12/10/2009, 1:10 am

thats not the only day he out fished the spin guys cheers

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Post  SALTYDOG on 12/19/2009, 1:46 pm

FANTASTIC, I don't care what they say about BLIND CATSTING. if the FLY IS-INT in the WATER you WONT CATCH.
GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN cheers
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