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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burrrr View Post
    Eagle River Brown. Friday April 17th, size 20 BWO. Maria "Rod" had this fish on in less than 10 minutes from when I first stepped into the river.
    Nice. What section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushmouth View Post
    Oh yea! 2 for 2! I hope I'm not the first to throw up an 0-fer on her.

    What were your thoughts on how it handled that size fish?
    It handled just like a good lady, soft with a nice mid flex. Fish on, it wasn't very sensitive. I'm sure it would be able to handle something larger. I would say that she is a perfect large/smallmouth bass rod.

    The wind was blowing steady on Friday. It loaded like a champ and stuck that litte #20 anywhere I wanted it to go.
    The beatings will continue until moral improves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Nice. What section?
    The little stretch of public access before Wolcott if you are driving west from Edwards. Across the road from the post office.

    FYI, I'm handing the rod off to Mary Jane Hottie tomorrow.

    I added a "Made in Detroit" sticker to the shipping tube. I thought it complimented the "Say yah to da U.P., eh!" sticker nicely.

    Cheers!
    The beatings will continue until moral improves!

  4. #29
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    Ah, post office hole. Know it well.

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    This is a pretty cool idea. That rod will be well travelled and catch a shit ton of nice fish this season! If people had more time on their hands to write about their favorite fishing holes that they took the rod to...it would make for a REALLY cool book. Pictures and maps covering all of the maggots favorite fishing holes around the world...obviously it would take a couple seasons, and we would need more maggots that fish to spend time in this forum, but anyhow...just thinking of the possibilities of The Travelling Rod: Some catchy title of the worldwide fishing adventures of a single rod that bind the maggots together...
    "We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)

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    where is the fish stoke?
    Harvest the ride.

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    Any update on when this is coming my way?

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    Sweet - adding stickers to the rod tube = nice touch. I will have one from my area to add when I get my hands on it.
    "Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy

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    Hey Wart, rod can go out to you today. Just finished a great trip to the N. Platte. PM me your address.

    TR to follow soon. Maria lost count of her numbers shortly into day one.
    "Pffffft, Please."
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    Looking forward to seeing more photos!

    Does anyone know of a free online mapping site where we could visually track the progress of the rod across the country? ...keep track of distance travelled, etc...??
    ...And the greatest ice must crumble when it's flower's time to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushmouth View Post
    Looking forward to seeing more photos!

    Does anyone know of a free online mapping site where we could visually track the progress of the rod across the country? ...keep track of distance travelled, etc...??
    Map my walk/run? My wife uses that to calculate running routes and it seems like it would work. I'm not even sure of the actual web address or anything, but if someone wanted to do a search and figure it out, it might work.
    "Shit, I'll choke her while she's cleaning, and I'll do it wearing a helmet cam mounted on a full-face helmet.
    I'll have meatdrink9 do the lighting for the shot. He'll make it artsy as fuck."
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    TR TR

    Maria left the metro area in light rain that briefly turned to snow in Wyoming. Things cleared nicely and several days of solid fishing ensued. The rod was paired with a Ross #2 and windcutter line. Worked very well and landed most of the fish pictured. Many beers and rum drinks, grilled shore lunches, great times.

    Good luck Wart, your next.
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    This is shaping up rather nicely.

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    Looks like she had a sweet trip to the N.Platte!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwerty View Post
    Looks like she had a sweet trip to the N.Platte!
    And if I can work it right, she will return!
    "Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy

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    Can't wait- got a loaner reel waiting for her.

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    Wow, those are some gnarly fingers.... Nice fish, though!

    Which one is you, Mary?
    "Shit, I'll choke her while she's cleaning, and I'll do it wearing a helmet cam mounted on a full-face helmet.
    I'll have meatdrink9 do the lighting for the shot. He'll make it artsy as fuck."
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    how does one get on the list for the traveling rod? I would love to play. Im in utah.

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    The rod made it's way to sunny FLA this past weekend. It has caught 2 camera shy Bass so far. It will be getting salty this weekend. I had a little competition at the golf pond last night. He was a better fisherman than I.



    Here is the rod in action at my secret spot- caught a nice 3-4 lb bass right after this photo, but the pic was out of focus, and the fish was too lively to deal with. He hit it right at shore- and I had about 3 seconds of fight on the rod. I shoulda let him run for a bit.



    More to come.
    Last edited by warthog; 05-12-2009 at 08:10 AM.

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    Rod may consider retirement in FLA after her tour. She looks pretty comfortable in that golf course community. Can't wait to see some salty fish Wart!
    The beatings will continue until moral improves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooper View Post


    Wow, those are some gnarly fingers.... Nice fish, though!

    Which one is you, Mary?
    Sick Pants Fish MJH!

    Did you actually catch that with "rod" or did you just snap it out of the river with those fingers?
    The beatings will continue until moral improves!

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    Glad she made it Wart. Now enough with the fish porn. How bout some canasta footage, or shuffleboard or something. Where is the leisure suit?

    Have fun.

    By the way burr, maria is in the background. See that crane fly larva?
    Last edited by Mary Jane Hottie; 05-12-2009 at 01:38 PM.
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    Just about ready to send her on her way. She caught several bass, some small sea trout, and some other small stuff not worth mentioning. I gave her a solid effort on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday threw at some big reds in the mangroves. It was prolly a good thing they weren't eating. I don't think she would have handled them too well. Then it was on to the grass flats. I caught a couple smallish trout while drifting the flats.

    Today- left the house at 5:30, on the water by 6. Fished the beach with Maria- no go. 5-10 mph winds this morning, 10-15 mid morning. Went deep- 12 miles off shore- 3 to 4 ft seas. Caught a bunch of Kings, Spanish Macks, and Bonita. Maria was along for the ride, but only as a spectator. Back to the Skyway Channel to look for Tarpon rolling. Found a ton of small macks crushing bait all over. Maria got cut off first cast. Took out the 10 wt with wire leader, and got a couple. On to the secret Snook spot. We took one on live bait about 2 min. after setting up. Nice 29 incher. I waded and Maria tried her best, but nada. Home by 2. Good day. Sorry I couldn't get any good salt pics with Maria.

    I'll be hitting the 6th hole at the golf course tomorrow. It is brackish, with 2 huge inlets coming in from the bay. Snook, Tarpon and trout are in there this time of year. I'll try to get the ultimate photo- snook on golf course.

    By the list below, it looks like L8APX is up next. PM me an adress, and I'll get her rolling tues or Wed. Let's keep copying this list on this thread. It was 3 pages back already.



    1. HFB, March
    2. Burr, March
    3. Warthog, April ( St. Petersburg,FL)
    4. Mary Jane Hottie, May 1
    5. L8APX, May
    6. MakersTeleMark, TBD
    7. Mushmouth, June 3-14
    8. AKPM, July 15-29
    9. Optimus Prime, Beg. August
    10. NippleHighPow, August
    11. 72Twenty, August
    12. Schwerty, Early September (Jackson, WY)
    13. adipose, after Schwerty is done, (Riverton, Wy.)
    14. WyoWill, anytime in the fall (Anchorage)

    ANYTIME:

    15. Sagamoron
    16. igBand (Bozeman, MT)
    17. Yeti
    18. telee Salt Lake City (UT)
    19. GeoMatt (Ft. Collins/Front Range

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    Caught 1 and only one fish tonight- good thing it was a nice one.

    Perfect cast right under the low hanging branches- strip strip- BANG.

    Actually had to fight this one out- rod handled it pretty well. It also handled the 20+ mph wind to my back pretty well too.



    Still waiting for that PM L8APX. Till then, I will fish it when I can.

    Edit- This is either the first, or the first fish worth mentioning that I have caught on my own fly. I am sending it along with the journal. It is a Redfish fly we call "the gurgler". Bass seem to dig it too. Hook is pretty large, so it is definitely a big bass fly. It floats to the top, gurgles and splashes when slow stripped, and dives when fast stripped. Pretty good little fly.
    Last edited by warthog; 05-18-2009 at 07:59 PM.

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    Nice ending to Maria's brief southern swing, looking forward to seeing that fly!

    Hope L8 gets in touch soon...I don't wanna miss this baby for June 3.

    If you don't hear from him soon, since it's almost June, ship it to me and i'll get it to L8 right after. It's not scheduled to be with AKPM until July 15th, so there's plenty of time after my go around to get back to L8.

    Time flies so let me know what you want to do. I'll PM you my addy.
    ...And the greatest ice must crumble when it's flower's time to grow.

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