Monday, April 02, 2007

New Rod Review

I love Daylight Savings Time.

After a full day of work I thought I was going to get away in time to give the GC 7wt a try in Evans Lake. I stopped to help out a co-worker who had a flat in the parking garage and got into the heart of rush hour.

Despite heavy traffic, I still made it home in time for a great supper and had an hour or so before full dark.

I first decided to try a light streamer I had designed last year - the "Cone-Head-Rubber-Legged-Bunny.

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Ok laugh if you must but when you get done chuckling, check out what happened after the second cast:

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This guy was right where he was supposed to be - in front of the small cypress tree with the evening primrose wildflowers in the background.

After a fair fight and a few jumps the "Green Trout" came to hand.

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There were several bass still on the beds and I had a great time sneaking up on them along the shoreline.

The new rod performed with style, casting with and against the wind and was fast enough to cut a fair sized streamer through a 5-7mph breeze.

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I picked up a couple more on the bunny and then switched to a #1 Cone Head Muddler Minnow. I spotted two bass "tailing" in the bed like redfish grubbing for crabs and after a couple of adjustments dropped the CHMM right into their space. Needless to say they took issue with that and the fight was on!

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The GC 7wt has found a place in my heart and got "slimed" pretty good for the first outing.

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I fished until the light ran out and headed in. Fly casting in the dark with trees behind you and a weighted streamer can be hazardous to your health!

2 comments:

eatmorefish said...

You even got yourself in the picture..good job. I like the rig guess I will have to play catch up in more ways than one!

Anonymous said...

Those are cute fish; lets' see what happens when a 20-pound red chomps on one of those spoons while you're in your yak. You'll be like the "Old man and the Sea" :)
C-Boy