325 Boatworks 17'6" "Kentucky" technical poling skiff.
Found the right kind today. Worked hard for them but got it done!
Thanks! Usually in those situations with a fly outfit I’m totally confident in the connections. However, for my leader butt to flyline connection, I recently switched from loop-to-loop to a nail knot and a couple friends insisted that I’d lose a fish sooner or later and be sorry. So that was in the back of my mind for sure. Yes the net handle could have been a disaster. Also, I trimmed up the trolling motor with the remote just seconds before the fish made a final run under the bow and that one could have otherwise wrecked the rod tip or sheared the line. The water was less than two feet deep so there weren’t a lot of options for protecting the rod.Congrats on a stud Red. How many times in that 6-minute fight did you pray your knots would hold?
Love the moment the fly line got wrapped around the net handle....oh boy'...... you dodged that bullet!
Awesome! I know exactly what canal you’re talking about and I got my first peacock there too! Fantastic! Congratulations!Just returned from a week in the Keys. Thankfully managed to get a few days in with a guide out of Big Pine. We really lucked out with some beautiful weather considering the front that's moving in this week.
Went 1/3 on juvi tarpon with a shrimpy toad. Also had multiple shots at laid up and cruising fish in the 80-120+lb range. Had several nice shots at permit, including a 25lb-er that tailed on an orange/tan/brown strong arm merkin but sadly never came tight and followed the fly all the way to the bow after the missed eat (that was a heartbreaker and will be haunting me for the foreseeable future). Finally got my first bonefish on the last flat we fished that day!
Few days later fished a canoe out of Flamingo, ENP for a few hours. Had some follows from snook and baby tarpon but no eats. Stopped by a canal on the way out of the park and landed my first peacock bass on an EP everglades special to save the day. Can't wait to come back!
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