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    Default Sometimes You Get The King....

    ....and sometimes it breaks your fly rod on the strike!


    We finally got into the kings offshore with our fly rods. What a hoot! Those guys can really scoot in open water. The rod was an ancient Sage RPLX 2-piece 10WT, but good thing it broke on my last fish of the day. Only 24#, but it could pull! We got three others ranging down to 18#. Here are a few action shots from the afternoon:





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    Great pics Hank!!! Looks like a blast!
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    That has to be a riot on a fly rod out in the open water! Sweet!

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    Nice, I've been thinking the same thing man, was wondering why I haven't seen pics form you with the buggy whip in the past. I was in the exact spot Fri night, couldn't get thru the cod.
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    They can really rip out in the salt.

    We got into the fish about 4' down in 20' of water, and all they wanted was deep water far away! Couldn't get it in the pics, but most jumped at least once. My wife had one run further into the shallows, jump 4 times, then come straight back out toward deep water and directly under the boat. Talk about a riot!

    We took home 4 fish but forgot to count the releases... 6? 8? Dunno. But we've been waiting all spring to find a concentration in the shallows as we do several times each year for fly fishing, and we got it!

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    Love it...except for the broken hardware of course.


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    That's is awesome!!! That's got to be a blast!!!!!!


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    The scales are in balance now! We spent 6 hours on the water, passing through the same area 3 or 4 times. Lost one and landed one 22# in about 5 minutes. Then it was all over. Low pressure moving in, which always puts the fish down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    The scales are in balance now! We spent 6 hours on the water, passing through the same area 3 or 4 times. Lost one and landed one 22# in about 5 minutes. Then it was all over. Low pressure moving in, which always puts the fish down.
    Still beats the hell out of being stuck behind a desk for 12 hours......

    Keep the reports coming, I'll get out on the water one of these days
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