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Unread 03-10-2021, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default Spring is Nearly Here

Bream are starting to bed
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Unread 03-10-2021, 09:14 AM   #2
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We still have several inches of ice here. The ice on our lake usually goes out about April 12-16 most years.

But I can't wait to get back to our place on the lake in Maine. The grandkids catch those and white perch and bass right off the dock.

When the blueberries are ripe on our big blueberry bush we have fried panfish and blueberry pancakes for breakfast pretty often.





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Our spring ice fishing for pike is about on us here. We just have to fly 85miles, dig a spot through 2+ft" of snow then auger through 40+" of ice to get to them!
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We have a small group of us who fly fish for bream around Savannah.
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Nice. That looks like an Orvis Battenkill rod. I do a lot of fly fishing and tying and I always fish with cane. I have a couple of Battenkills, but my favorite rods are the vintage Leonards. My favorite small stream rod is a 6 ft. "baby" Leonard which I bought from the widow of the original owner. I also take it with me when I hike to above 12,000 feet for the rare greenback cutthroats in the Colorado Rockies. It is a hard hike into the trail less area using a topo and compass but its well worth the effort and pain to get there. The trout average about 17 or 18 inches in the Alpine lakes I fish.

A few pictures............a greenback, an alpine lake at 12,500 ft. that I frequent and fish and two bighorn sheep fighting. I see a lot of sheep every day at altitude. I was in the right place at the right time for the big horn fighting photo.
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Water still "turning over" here on the local farm ponds, but with three days of 40 mph winds, it won't take long. But if one did try to cast a fly here now, the fly would end up in Michigan!
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My son Harry loves fishing more than anything else
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Bream are starting to bed
John:

Today, just 8 miles north of Vienna Illinois, the wind is blowing up to 40 mph gusts but the fish are moving. Caught a few yesterday morning before the wind really got up. No pics as there was too much going on.....
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Now I'm inspired...as a recent transplant from northern NE to the SC/GA border I'm going to have to try a little flyrod action...but first, darn it, I'm going to have lunch cause Mr Romig made me hungry!
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Tom, it's an Orvis, Rocky Mt., 6 1/2 ft., 3 piece, 4 wt. bamboo fly rod, sporting an Orvis CFO II reel. And she's my favorite.
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