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    Default PROUD Dad.... (pic)

    So last night I get a call from my second daughter (RodHog) from Anchorage....


    "Dad... I'm going flossing for reds on the Kenai tomorrow and I'm at the tackle shop. What do I need?"


    So I walk her thru the list of sockeye terminal gear, and she dutifully hand picks the hooks, swivels, leader and split shot that I specify. Once she gets it all home I text her some links to some knot tying videos for the egg loop and the Pitzen knot. After watching each of them once thru, she calls me back and I walk her thru the basic rigging, then tell her, "OK... ready to start tying?"


    So she's tying away as I'm coaching her from my cell phone to lend some tying tips to facilitate the process. Before you know it, she confidently declares, "OK.... DONE!"


    Serially?


    "How's it look?" I ask skeptically.


    "I'll text you a picture," she replies.


    Now mind you, this kid's NEVER tied up any fishing gear before... EVER!


    So this is what drops into my phone....





    Even I gotta admit... that's one helluva FIRST try.


    Almost chokes a guy up... ALMOST.
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    Is she single? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by theultrarider View Post
    Is she single? :-)
    Uh-oh...


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post

    So this is what drops into my phone.....
    What........no circle hooks for her?
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Default Ha! KNEW that was coming....

    They had no Nautilus circles at Sportsman's. Next year, I'll be there with her, so it'll be circles all the way.

    Regardless, everything worked out great!

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    [QUOTE=fishNphysician;1495269]They had no Nautilus circles at Sportsman's. Next year, I'll be there with her, so it'll be circles all the way.

    Regardless, everything worked out great!
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    Looks like it did.... You don't like the Octopus circles with the bead as well? If she did that good with those knots, you probably could have taught her that knot just as easy?

    Oh.....and talking about "that" knot...... A couple days ago my kids went down flossing while I was at work then I joined them after I got off. I've had them both fishing octopus circles w/ the bead that I've tied up. I happened to notice that my son had lost one of the circles and tied on another when I wasn't there. I haven't showed him, so I guess he didn't realize the circles were tied with a loop knot and tied a regular fisherman's knot to it.....which of course isn't off axis. His sister also lost a circle to a snag so he tied another one like this for her as well. Although his sister didn't catch anymore fish after he tied hers on like this, believe it or not he still caught a couple reds with it tied this way. I found that pretty surprising, but I guess it can be done....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    OK... so she filled a 6-fish limit with gear she tied herself!


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    She and her boyfriends finished the day with a PILE of sox.





    Now the REAL work begins.... "You CATCH 'em, you CLEAN 'em!"








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    What a lucky gal to have had such a great Dad to teach her all this fun stuff. Super pictures as always.

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