Desert Jewels

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Desert Jewels

Post by DUBBN » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:35 pm

My last day of fishing before the storms hit.

I fished the Gunnison once last week, the Roaring Fork yesterday, and back to the Gunnison today.

I used a size 16 Guides Choice Soft Hackle as an attractor


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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by Roadkill » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:32 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;)
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by letumgo » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:02 pm

I love seeing your days on the water. Beautiful fish. Beautiful scenery. Happy for you mate. ;)

Jewels indeed.
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by ronr » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:50 am

what roadkill said.... I also noticed you net keeper setup... looks home designed... care to share your method?
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by Theroe » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:29 pm

... at least somebody’s fishing.......

Well done!!
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by DUBBN » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:48 pm

Theroe wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:29 pm ... at least somebody’s fishing.......

Well done!!
Thank you!
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by DUBBN » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:09 pm

ronr wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:50 am what roadkill said.... I also noticed you net keeper setup... looks home designed... care to share your method?
Ugh, the things people notice in a photo! 😂😂😂

I have tried and used most every net holder known to man. In the process I have lost two McLean nets, one Fishpond and numerous others.

I went to Home Depot and bought two of those 85 lb NEODYMIUM magnets. One I put on my vest, one I put on my net. I also screwed a washer into a board I have hanging in my garage that I use for hanging my waders and such. The magnet keeps my net in place.
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On the other end of the net I have a carabiner attached to a bungee. I use this to attach to a cargo net I have on my raft. This way I can net fish on either side of the raft, but the net stays attached.

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The good thing is, I have not lost a net in 4 years. The bad thing, when netting a fish the flies always end up on that bad a$$ 🧲.

Surprisingly, the magnets separate quite easily when you pull to the side and allow them to slide apart.
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by letumgo » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:36 pm

Magnets RULE!
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by Theroe » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:03 am

👍👍 neodymium magnets-I made a similar setup for my wading staff.... and I have a couple of larger ones buried in the piece of sheep fleece on top of my chest pack-it keeps on mayflies from blowing away!
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Re: Desert Jewels

Post by ronr » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:30 am

thanks Wayne... I too have tried all sorts of things... the typical magnets on split rings suck... and at different times I use a vest, a sling pack and maybe other times a waist pack... trying to find a cost effective way to keep the darn thing in place and out of the way is a bear.... so much so that I rarely carry a net these days...I presume these magets came with the attachment points that enabled you to connect them to the carabiner, etc...having the flies on the magnet is better than tangled in the net webbing?
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