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    Default Sandy summer on the spey

    After a couple days at the Sandy spey clave I was ready to go fishing and try some of this stuff out and waddaya know it worked. Taken on a pink and orange hobo spey with my beulah 11'6'' 6wt "baby spey" rod. I had been missing grabs and got some advice to "do nothing" when you feel a grab which is the hardest thing to do, even though I have heard it before. When the fish started taking line I lifted and she was mine. Ed took the photo when I saw him down at the next hole and tried to get a grab with my rod on some stubborn fish that were in there. Ed is a pretty good spey caster. Who knew?
    Nice photo Ed. You chromed it up for me with the flash and the tilt.


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    Bitter yo!
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    Alright, way to go Charlie! What a nice fish. I want to try that spey fishing sometime It looks really fun.
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    Charlie, I like that hat dude! The nice chromer fish is pretty nice too. That whole spey thing is still for me at least, a crazy beast and can't figure out how the heck you can get a fish to bite... I dunno, I'll check it out one of these days but you seem to be adapting to it very, very well. Hat's off to you Charlie..
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    Nicely done! Good to see some of that advice from the Clave was put to good use. Wish I still had my toon to float the upper stretches, the drift boat just can't go quite as many places!

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    I see guys rowing dodge to oxbow in driftboats from time to time but you would really have to have it dialed. There are a couple of really long boulder gardens that require a lot of manuevering. The problem with those darn drift boats is they can sink. The cats will float even if they are upside down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twise95 View Post
    Alright, way to go Charlie! What a nice fish. I want to try that spey fishing sometime It looks really fun.
    the casting part is fun....ya don't catch much though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcostborn View Post
    the casting part is fun....ya don't catch much though....
    I am learning that much of my early low success rate was due to being in the learning process (not knowing what I was doing). The learning curve for this is pretty long and it takes a lot of hours to get any degree of proficiency. When I first started I was getting a fish every 50 hours of fishing. Then it went to 30. Now its down to 20. I'll bet by the end of next winter I may have it down to 10. I like things that are hard. I always have. I find the accomplishments much more rewarding when this is the case. I fish a lot since I retired. When I started getting a couple steelhead every time I went drift fishing it started to feel kind of dull. I remember every fish I got on this spey rod this year because I was fist pumping, howl at the moon psyched and thats how I want to feel when I get one. You will get more fish if you keep at it. But I don't thing it will ever be like drift fishing.
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    nice goin but what the heck is a orange and pink hobo? i did a search and all i came up with were lady's purses. i can imagine it might look like a fat freddy, them big yarn balls with all sorts of fireworks coming out of it with tinsel. when are you guys gonna start using real feathers and insects?

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    Hobo's are sparsely tied, usually articulated, swing flies.

    Three or four warps of marabou follow a little bit a lady amherst usually. Very simple, but the little bug fishes "bigger" than its out-of-water look.

    They are kind of the new-skool, Green Butt Skunk.
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