Things not to worry about

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I tied up a nice fly last night to take to the Sandy River today. I weighted the fly with several wraps of lead then added a beefy set of dumbell eyes. So I get to the river and begin to worry that the fly might be to heavy and Ill snag the bottom for sure. I make several cast and all is well but I still worry about sagging the bottom. I'm carefull and if I feel a bump I raise my rod. Then it happens I wind up the spey rod make a nice long distance cast and stick the fly in a tree limb that is overhanging on the opposite side of the river. So much for snagging the bottom. I had to laugh at myself. At least I can still see the fly when ever I go back there!;)
 
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ROFL yeah i know that one... I can tell you exactly where are least 2 dozen of my flies are.. and they aint in the box with the rest. Also know a few places where a nice Steelhead Stalker or Thill float may be found.

If you aint losing gear.. then it isn't in the right place..

But man... fish dont live up trees.
 
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They should put warning labels on spey lines like they do for ammo: Range 5miles be careful.
 
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I bet we can hire a monkey to fetch the 3oz 'fly' you tossed across a fairly wide section of the sandy... all in all a good day.. at least we didn't leave any in the bottom of the river this time!
 
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At least I am not the only one. I can show you spots in AZ lakes where there are at least 15 $10 crank baits in mesquite trees along the bank. I know I put them there..LOL

Funny how a a treble hook will stick in a tree, brush, clothing, flesh or car upholstery, but a fish can come unbuttoned in a heartbeat

Great Post !!!!
 
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Nice to know I'm not alone! Eggs and I hit the Sandy today and I showed him that fly before we hit the river. He was there to see it hanging from the tree like a Christmas decoration too, along with another one of mine. He didn't loose any. Now that just not right!:D
 
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What do they say if you are losing gear, you are fishing where the fish are?? Soooo 20' up and across the river in the trees?? I will have to remember that spot...

For me, I just wasn't fishing where the fish are since I didn't loose any flies, but I did snag some other peoples mono that was lost on the bottom of the river..

Ohhhh and Lonn keep your chin up, you got a free bobber and 15 cookies!
 
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Sounds like a fun day all in all. I need to get out there some more even if I do leave a fly in the tree.....:D
 
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