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PIKE FISHERMAN

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Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« on: Apr 15, 2018, 12:23 PM »
Not many choices here in Maine, 99% of our lakes are locked in with thick ice. Brooks and streams are running high, so my brother and I hit a local river for some early spring fishing. Found some solid, hard fighting Brown Trout. All were caught off a handmade rod I finished a few weeks ago.

If interested, you can see the footage here. https://youtu.be/VMmGNq-waJE


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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2018, 03:18 PM »
On a homemade rod no less!! Great job and some beauty brownies!!

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2018, 05:34 PM »
Thanks. They were solid!
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2018, 08:38 AM »
Nice action Josh, you deserve some action with these latest temps. Of course it might be a bit warmer if you wait a bit to wear those shorts. ;D ;D
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:43 AM »

Nice brown 👍🏻

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Very nice browns, Josh.  I fished that same stretch at much lower flow on 4/12 (dropping thru the 4,000's CFS).  Nothing doing. I needed to work down to Plan C to save my arse :laugh:

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #6 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:43 AM »
very nice brown trout, beauty!  gotta love early spring holdovers!

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:48 AM »
Nice action Josh, you deserve some action with these latest temps. Of course it might be a bit warmer if you wait a bit to wear those shorts. ;D ;D
Thanks Bob. Not quite cold enough to break the pants out yet!
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Very nice browns, Josh.  I fished that same stretch at much lower flow on 4/12 (dropping thru the 4,000's CFS).  Nothing doing. I needed to work down to Plan C to save my arse :laugh:
It was moving that day, but really my only local option. I like the 3-4000 range much better. Did you tie into any?
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #9 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:50 AM »
very nice brown trout, beauty!  gotta love early spring holdovers!
This is a good stretch, they hold in there really well.
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #10 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:52 AM »
This is a good stretch, they hold in there really well.

i'm surprised your 1/8th oz spinner got down to them in that current, the browns must have been cruising the slack water I guess.

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #11 on: Apr 16, 2018, 04:10 PM »
Not there.  I actually like the water better in the 6-8,000 range like you had.

I found a good option late in the day elsewhere and got a couple good fish.

It was moving that day, but really my only local option. I like the 3-4000 range much better. Did you tie into any?

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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #12 on: Apr 16, 2018, 05:47 PM »
i'm surprised your 1/8th oz spinner got down to them in that current, the browns must have been cruising the slack water I guess.
Most were in the eddy pools or slacker current.
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #13 on: Apr 16, 2018, 05:48 PM »
Not there.  I actually like the water better in the 6-8,000 range like you had.

I found a good option late in the day elsewhere and got a couple good fish.
Nice. Glad you found a few.
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Re: Hard fighting Browns on a handmade spinning rod!
« Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2018, 05:51 PM »
Nice looking browns!! Another good video to boot!

 



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