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: Nuther legal on the Merrimack...

06-17-2002, 04:25 AM
I don't get it....
3-4 years of off and on flyfishing with no legal size stripers.
Now for the 2nd trip in a row, score a legal.
Must be my "guide".
Then local fly fishing buddies are having incredible seasons....and not to mention, I thought that this would never happen....but the fly rod is getting picked up more and more...while the spinning rod is getting used less and less....shhhhh.
I can't tell stories like some of ya can, so I won't bother with any "gory details".
BTW.....blues are around the Merrimack/Joppa area.

06-17-2002, 05:47 AM
Doug - nice work!!!!!!!!

I still have not got a keepah on the fly rod. Maybe I should hire your guide.

I gotta get out more often!

Again - nice work.


06-17-2002, 09:33 AM
Good goin Doug. What? Blues up the river to Joppa? Is that normal? I thought they stayed down by the mouth. Any size?


06-17-2002, 10:11 AM
In past years, I have caught blues up at the Chain Bridge. (It doesn't happen often.)
Blues always manage to show up on Joppa for atleast a couple of days each summer.

06-17-2002, 10:27 AM
way to go Doug - you're up on me now. I've only got the one to date...

looking to breakl the 30" mark, then 36" then approach 40" as close as possible - all with fly.

jury is still out on the soft plastics (don't think he'll try 'em) but I'm pretty sure he likes the pliers...

06-17-2002, 10:41 AM
40 incher is the next goal....
yesterday's fish was almost a "knuckle buster"....thought it was much larger than it really was. Quite shocked when I realized..."is that all?" :)