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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: A Big first Reply with quote

Our son Nathan managed to catch his first trout on a fly rod tonight..hes been trying for awhile and the last 2 nights has been down in a local river whipping the water and tonight it paid of. its around the 2lb mark and Im sure the memory of it will last till his old age.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

How come you weren't out there with him mate...he is out fishing you I reckon. Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:21 am    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

you got that right mate...went back down after tea..we saw 10-12 fish all between 1-3lb I managed to get one to take but couldnt get hook to set...fish new what was up as soon as he took fly it turned down stream and came at me with gob open!!!! they not silly Very Happy
young fella getting good at un hooking flies from willow trees Very Happy oh I remember it well Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Congrats .. Nice catch

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Congrats to your son, Elvis. Did you get to enjoy the meal?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Congratulations to Nathan.
Thats a respectable fish and looks yummy..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

He went down again tonight and I followed 15mins later....txt sent to tell him I was coming to join him...got about 250yards from house and heard a yell...carried on and heard more yelling...got to river and " hurry up I need help"
tinny bugger had a good fish on...Dad came along just in time and netted it for him..would have gone 4lb if fat Sad but would have been about 2lb as he was..so lad took crappy photo on his phone and we released hm to grow fatter
he he he he he Laughing Laughing lad is hooked Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

A big congrats to Nathan. Not many youngsters catch trout on a flyrod these days. Hope to see more of his achievements. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

congrats young man !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Congrats to Nathan.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

I gotta find a way, and the money, of getting over to visit you guys Elvis...maybe even get Nathan to teach me how to fly fish...never fished for trout.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Mate that would be friggin awesome.....
went out to another local stream last night and found some good fish there too. big and fat but not stupid...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

persisting down with rain here since midnight so I kicked lad out to go catch a fish before he drove us all completely bonkers(bored teenagers indoors=mayhem) he came back right on que to eat Bec's hot pinwheel scones for lunch bringing this 4lb beasty with him.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

Elvis old mate...the youngun' is showing you the way mate.

Keep up the good work Nathan...you are doing brilliantly mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: A Big first Reply with quote

he had me tying up some dries for him tonight as that is what he caught it on!!!

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