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2019 All Things Fly Fishing

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A recent visit to SoCal produced my first fish of the year—Calico Bass, a new species for me & Tiffany

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After returning home to Chicago, the first few freshwater fish of the year came to hand with water temps in the 40s:

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Had an incredible day last Monday out at Deckers with a buddy. Only fished 10am-2pm but we nailed em. 10 or so each, nothing smaller than 16", all healthy, all on midges no bigger than sz. 20. I forgot how challenging it is to keep this caliber of fish on the line connected to such a small fly. Lost an absolute monster on the last cast of the day - it ate and then ripped upstream in heavy current, wrapped the tippet around a rock, and broke me off. Not his first rodeo.

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But last weekend, we did a little collaboration with Geoff from Brackish Flies and he got us on some really beautiful wild brook trout. Banner day in the rain. Just recorded a podcast with him for Seven Stripes, will be out soon. Really fascinating to learn about the history of wild brook trout and the streams they inhabit. 

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Put a lot of time in to get this science experiment too bite. 24” on 6x. Very memorable 30 minute quarter mile fight. Definitely made up for a crappy weekend of high water. 

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