Just had to share this

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Just had to share this

Postby Rambler » Oct Sun 07, 2018 8:49 am

Thursday AM I stopped by one of my spots on SC just to check out how blown out it is. On my way back to the car I ran into a guy headed in with his fishing gear.

We stopped to talk - I asked him what he usually catches there. He said, "trout". Now I'm not one to laugh at folks - especially when they're bigger than me - so I kept my mouth shut. I told him I fished there frequently but only caught chubs, 'gills and sometimes small bass. But maybe I'm doing it all wrong.

He had what looked like a medium casting rod with a spincast reel. Looked like 6 or 8 lb line, a bobber & a split shot strung on it. He said he'd cut the tip of the rod off so he could cast into tight spots. I said "good luck" & went on my way.

Reminded me of a chapter from Sparse Gray Hackle's classic, Fishless Days, Anling Nights where he & a buddy run into a guy fly fishing on the Beaverkill. The guy's all excited about the huge trout he had in his creel. He shows them and they, being polite, don't tell him it's a chub.

One man's trout is another man's chub. Just like my larry is your smallie. :D
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby badger75 » Oct Sun 07, 2018 9:55 am

That's so funny! :D :D :D

Too bad you did not get a picture in bad light, bad angle, bad......
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby Woohoodude11 » Oct Sun 07, 2018 11:51 am

Probably one of those guys where if you would have corrected him, he would have fought til he was blue in the face that he was right. Probably the best how you handled it, though.

But at the end of the day you can't help but say, "What a doofus".
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby RonG » Oct Sun 07, 2018 12:18 pm

I think you were chatting to jmdog2003, He has the mad skills to pull out trout from places that may seem unlikely to others. He's far from being a doofus.
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby minstrel » Oct Sun 07, 2018 4:17 pm

I always tell myself that just because people are fishing and have gear that is certainly no guarantee they know what they are doing 8)
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby vman01 » Oct Sun 07, 2018 11:45 pm

minstrel wrote:I always tell myself that just because people are fishing and have gear that is certainly no guarantee they know what they are doing

But it is a good idea to stay out of casting distance from them till you figure it out. Sometimes it can be good for a laugh or maybe a learning experience.
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby urbanHog312 » Oct Mon 08, 2018 9:17 am

another man's chub.


that's it. no more salt creek adventures for you.
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby Rambler » Oct Mon 08, 2018 10:37 am

urbanHog312 wrote:that's it. no more salt creek adventures for you.

Hah! Good luck with that.
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby JB » Oct Mon 08, 2018 11:24 am

I’ve heard similar stories where one mans carp is another mans bass!
To fish or not to fish......that's a stupid question.
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby Phil6 » Oct Mon 08, 2018 12:52 pm

Rambler wrote:He said he'd cut the tip of the rod off


At least he didnt say that he built a custom rod :roll:
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Re: Just had to share this

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Mon 08, 2018 2:31 pm

Hes probably confusing Salt Creek of the Des Plaines watershed with Salt Creek of the Little Calumet watershed. Many, and I mean many guys who fish have made this mistake. I've probably ran into a half dozen guys fishing for Steelhead in Salt Creek on the Des Plaines watershed.
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