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Best Fish I Ever Caught
It was fun tying a size #32 Kebari but it was even more fun fishing with it. Tonight after I tied the smallest fly I have ever tied I headed out to my local lake to give it a fish. Armed with my Kiyotaki rod and the fly on some size 7X tippet and a very short line I trolled the banks looking for a batch of those baby fish we usually ignore. It took about 5 minutes to find a small school of these little guys. I picked one out and slowly lowered my tiny fly towards him. The fish took the fly immediately but I yanked the hook out of his mouth. These are not bass. Second try he was hesitant but in a quick lick the little guy gulped down the 32 like it was dinner. I set the hook and lifted the squirrely little brat from the water.
He swallowed the fly which was a bummer only because I wanted a shot of my tiny fly on the lip of my new found trophy. I snapped a quick photo and took another one as I released the beast unharmed to fight another day.
I have caught plenty of fish and many different species but I have to say this has to be the proudest I have ever been of any fish I ever caught, even my first brown. Thanks for the tiny hooks Chris, you made MY day!
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"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
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The fish are slippery when wet.
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