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A Sweet Rainbow In High Water


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I had the pleasure of fishing recently for a day with good fishing buddy, fly fishing coach, Guide, Captain Chuck Griess. The Dam had two units running as we explored for Biggen’s. When suddenly we froze on our tracks when Chuck grabbed my shoulder and said, “Look at that”. There she was a dark line in the high swift water. I tried to reach her with the rod I had, a Sage 9ft Z Axis 5wt. I couldn’t present my flies properly, I couldn’t reach it. That’s when Chuck handed me the rod he was carrying, a new StCroix “Bank Robber” 9ft 5wt. Wow! This rod can roll cast halfway across Tanney, throw weighted Sculpins, or a delicate dropper rig with ease! With the higher water condition and where we were, I had no back cast to the fish, so it was a long roll cast to the exact spot and a sufficient mend to get the drift needed. After a refusal of the flies, a quick change of flies and rigging, and she was on! You can zoom in to the lower jaw back in the corner of her mouth and see the scud! I saw my backing two times, the fish taking me right out in the middle of the Lake with 2 units running. We had to chase a bit, but Captain Chuck masterfully netted the fish for me as we high fived.

I'm going to pick up one of the St Croix BankRobber 5wt's cast sculpins and streamers to a size 18 sucds. Anyone interested in a one year old Sage 9ft 5wt Z Axis rod?

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The only good line is a tight line

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As always Bruce, your fish catching ability never disapoints me. Without fail, each and every fall season, you bring to hand these nice fish. I am sure this will not be the last we see from you this fall. Congrats buddy.

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Excellent fish, great colors. Looks like its probably been in the lake for a while.Is that a lamson reel on the bank robber?

"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

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Thanks guys.

Yes that's a Lamson reel. It performed perfectly.

The only good line is a tight line

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