First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

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First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by Stendalen » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:53 am

Last weekend me and my son Dima was fishing for the first time of the season. Half the lake still covered by ice. Wet in the air and cold. Fantastic to wet the (leaking) waders again but no fish in sight (see pic below)

A warm week made melted the ice and Dima went there yesterday. Hard work for a day and finally he got this nice trout.I trained him well because he got in on an all pink mallard softhackle!! Happy dad!
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Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by daringduffer » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:12 am

Ouch, my eyes are bleeding! Now send Dima to bed, it is too early to go fishing. He ought to wait at least two more months :D .

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Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by REE04419 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:18 am

I got cold just looking at that first picture. I am eagerly awaiting ice out here. Saw an ice breaker on the Penobscot River a couple days ago, so fishing would be difficult at best.

Lovely trout and nice fly. Every now and again you just have to show them something they haven't seen before.
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Post by Old Hat » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:21 am

Burrrrrr......that brought back memories of winter steelhead fishing in Oregon. Good for Dima! That takes some grit and it paid off.
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Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by Mike62 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:50 pm

REE04419 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:18 am
I got cold just looking at that first picture. I am eagerly awaiting ice out here. Saw an ice breaker on the Penobscot River a couple days ago, so fishing would be difficult at best.

Lovely trout and nice fly. Every now and again you just have to show them something they haven't seen before.
When they get done send them up to the Aroostook. They closed so many roads up here due to drifting snow that my wife was trapped in Fort Kent over night.

Those are beautiful pictures, Stendalen. I love the first one of your son fishing the lake.
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Post by REE04419 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:09 pm

I just caught the part about the leaking waders. That makes for a truly miserable trip. Funny how one really nice fish makes it all worthwhile though.
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Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by tie2fish » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:45 pm

Striking photo, Martin, and that a great fish by Dima. Thank you for sharing.
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Post by letumgo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:35 pm

Tell Dima I said “WOOOO!!!” ;) :D

Congratulations guys. I’m happy you got out fishing together.
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Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:22 pm

Martin,
Beautiful....just beautiful! Come on springtime!
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