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Old 01-06-2010, 12:26 PM
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Angling Goals - 2010?

Curious what others are thinking about for their key accomplishments in 2010... new skills? Gear acquisitions? Destinations to explore? Fly patterns to learn? SGFF? (Supermodel Girlfriend who Fly Fishes)

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:14 PM
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Definitely SGFF and to finish the chronicle of my trip this past summer
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:32 PM
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Nephew's wedding in London, hope for a trip north to the Spey.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:27 PM
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I just want to fish more. Been too tied up with house projects.

Right now, project on hand, is to repair my drift boat trailer so I can get after the steelhead. I can hear them calling as I type this.

I want to catch baby tarpon. Lots of baby tarpon.

I need desparately to return to Kodiak this fall. It's been way too long.

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Old 01-07-2010, 06:05 PM
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To actually get out & fish this year. I only went once in 2009.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:07 AM
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Land a tarpon.

Catch more steelhead swinging flies on the two hander.

Improve spey and overhead casting on the two hander.

Imrpove on sight casting...quicker and more accurate.

Meet more like minded anglers.

Buy a boat.

Learn the Cape Fear area of the southern NC coast.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:02 PM
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I have only one goal for this year, and that is to complete the requirements for my captain's liscence. Everything beyond that is secondary.

Good luck to everyone else in achieving your goals.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:58 PM
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Mark good luck on your captains liscence. Are you after a six pack liscence?

My goals for 2010, teach my wife Tracy how to fly fish, she is interested and for Christmas she got fully geared up. It will be great to share that part of the outdoors with her as we share skiing, hiking and sailing now so fly fishing will be one more activity we can do together. My worry is I will push too hard and make it too difficult for her which is the worst thing you can do. No spring creeks, Henery's Fork and no steelhead fishing. Just Oregon rivers where trout take just about anything and are easy to wade. I'm excited to teach her not only the fishing end of it but also the watershed as a whole, insect life, seasons of the river and all the other aspects we enjoy when fishing.
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I certainly understand, but don't rule out spring creeks. Those are my wife's favorites . . . and she's not a great caster.

After many years I've taught many people to fish on spring creeks . . . Nelson's in particular. One good reason: During a hatch, there are many, many rising fish. And if you screw one up, then go on to another, then another, then another, etc. I know it sort of sounds like starting out working on your phd, but there are so many chances, the learning curve can be shortened considerably. And with so much activity, boredom never occurs.

As a matter of fact, I think I remember my wife's first trout was caught on a midge pupae in the surface film.

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Mark good luck on your captains liscence. Are you after a six pack liscence?
Yes. I don't have any particular plans to use it right away, but I've been told that the best time to get it is when you don't need it. Sorta like getting a passport I guess.

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Mark, winter is a good time to get liscence plenty of time to study compass readings on charts and all those rules of navigation. I would think one would feel more confident cruising about after gaining your six pack. I never took the exam because I'm color blind and you used to have to do eye exam as part of test.

Bill, Boy Nelson's spring creek is a blast from the past. Used to live on Pete Storys ranch in the 70's then got my own ranch. Fished all the spring creeks in the valley, I liked O Hares best but I guess the floods years ago really destroyed most of it. But you are right though spring creeks can be difficult but they provide so much activity and entertainment. Guess Oregon has a lot of spring fed rivers we can try.

Another 2010 resolution for us is to keep pushing our son to graduate high school a year early so we can get back to New Zealand and buy our perfect little farm to hang out on. Plenty of old man surfing, fresh and salt water fly fishing, might even fix some fence once in a great while if I have time. I'm really liking this retirement thing, more to do than I have time for.
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I'll go for the SG, the FF is not important.

New fishing goals are becoming more and more difficult.
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* Get both shoulders working correctly

*Return to Everglades for Tarpon fix

*Expand & increase Two-handed (Spey & overhead) fishing

*More local fishing including some new "targets"

*BFT
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mine this year are - catch a wild brookie and tube for bass round here in the evenings.

I also think i'm going to invest in a switch rod for the creeks, and I need to find somewhere that fishes well on a high tide.
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I'm headed to Acklins in a few weeks and aside from catching as many bones as possible, I'd like to get my first permit, tarpon, and barracuda on the fly.

I also picked up a drift boat last year and plan to visit as many rivers as possible.

Last year was my first year in a long time I didn't catch a 20" trout. I definitely need to get that streak going again!

As for buying gear, let's not get into that. I'm already into the thousands spent on gear for Acklins, and most of it I probably don't need!
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