Another strange things you have caught thread?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by tinman207, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Matt Baerwalde

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  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Compared to a lawn chair.... I got nothing.:)

    Once I was fishing with Rocky and Eric at a small cascade stream. It was full of whitefish and bows. We were dead-drift nymph fishing. At one point, Eric hooks into something that is giving him a hell of a fight.

    Rock and I stopped fishing to see what the heck he had on. Steelhead were known to travel that far upstream so we had that in mind.

    Eventually, Eric landed the fish. It was a medium sized whitefish that Eric had snagged in the tail.

    Rocky, who was known to always give Eric a bad time, yelled

    "Hey, Eric! What fly are you using to get a whitefish to take it with its butt?"
     
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  3. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    One year when I first started fly fishing I was trolling a fly using a sinking line, slow trolling a bugger when I got a tug, I quickly raised my rod and gave a strip set only to find I'd missed the fish, I didn't strip in I just left my line out, a few moments later another tug, another attempted hook set, yes another miss. I was new and this happened 4 or five times before I realized that maybe there was something wrong with my hook, I quickly started stripping line in to check it only to discover that I had hooked one of my fins and as the line would get taunt when I kicked it would feel just like a fish tugging at the fly, yes I caught myself.
    Tony
     
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  4. triploidjunkie

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    This spring I was fishing one of my favorite sloughs on the Columbia. Stripping in a leech low and slow on the bottom, I hung up. There is an old steel cable running through there that eats a lot of flies. Great! I pulled, but felt some give. So I pulled harder! More give. Just before my tippet popped, it came free. I slowly pulled in what I thought was a length of cable, but what turned out to be a pair of snow skis. A really nice pair of Volkl's. What the hell? I started looking harder under the surface and could make out other stuff under water. A jewelry box, another set of skiis,other random junk.
    Long story short.... my accidental catch alerted authorities to a rash of burglaries happening to vacation homes in the area. The were dumping all the evidence in the slough, where nobody normally would have found it... if it wasn't for one meddling fly fisherman.
     
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    You guy's aren't the only ones. Whitefish must eat with their butt a lot.
     
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  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    About all I ever found in some skinny water was 10 cans of beer. Don't know how long they were sitting there but they were cold and sure tasted good on a hot day. I even started to get a buzz off of them and didn't care if I caught anything or not.
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Hopefully NOT still installed!

    A bat, beaver, seagull, a grebe, my ears (do multiples count?), hat(s), bull frogs, leopard frogs, a nephew, a rod a guy dropped (hero points for this one), a mink (wasn't hooked, but the trout it grabbed was) & my cousin's wallet (more hero points for that one & that was a hell of a long & accurate cast!), and virtually every variety of streamside foliage occurring along Montana, Idaho, & Washington lakes/waterways. My cousin hooked a truck passing at 30 mph; it spooled him, then broke-off.
     
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    Bet the guy who came back looking for them after a long, hot hike was sure pissed:)
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Don't know about that as it was along time ago.

    I did hook my belly one time. Was spin fishing and got hooked up on the other side of the stream I was fishing on. I was only using 5lb test line so I pulled the line straight and lo and behold it came loose from the other side. It shot across the stream and hit me in my belly. Got two of the hooks on the treble stuck in my gut. I tried to move them around so I could cut off the barbs but nothing doing. I was fishing with my Brother at the time and I had him drive me to Redmond to a clinic to get them out of me. It was so painful that I had to lay down in the bed of my P/U to get there.

    And that same brother was casting a Mepps spinner and it got stuck in the back of my head. Different time, different day
     
  10. weiliwen

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    I was (gear, sorry) fishing for Chinook one nasty day in October. The weather was terrible - in fact, after waking up at 6:30, I'd taken one look at the rain blowing sideways and went back to bed. I got up again at 10:30, woke my buddy up, and went down to the boat at our dock. I showed my buddy how to rig up and peel of the correct amount of line, then did the same. I immediately snagged up - Oregon tidal areas are full of snags. So, I had my buddy reel in, and I slowly motored above the snag, as you can sometimes get your spinner back that way. As I motored up, I felt the snag rolling in the current, so I thought I might be able to lift the branch up to rescue my spinner. As I pulled harder, I finally realized that the branch rolling in the current was actually a chinook. I finally, and this is like 3 minutes after hooking it, set the hook, and I was off to the races. It ended up being the biggest salmon I ever caught (or ever will), just making 60 Lbs.

    So not exactly an unusual catch, but I thought it was for a long time!
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Oh, and a friend hooked an outdrive complete with stainless propeller while ice-fishing for perch on Soda Lake one wintry day. A guy walked past & said: "WTF?!?" Rudy didn't even look up, but replied, "They're hitting cotter pins." I had a hit while drifting jigs for walleye below McNary Dam. The thing fought well, my rod jerking & bucking all the while I reeled it up. My buddy finally grabbed the net & scooped-up a bagel-shaped rock. After we got done laughing, he asked what I was going to do with it. "Have it mounted, of course. Put it in the live well."
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had a friend hook a rock on the N/F Sky one winter day. He swore up and down it was a Steelhead I soon set him straight. It was in the current and his line would get a belly in it and he swore it was taking line. I told him to tighten his drag and then he saw the results of catching rocks.

    You only think of these things when somebody rocks your memory with a similar story.
     
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  13. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I have caught rocks on the sky! The quartz matrix stones often have lots of pits/holes. Perfect for proving youre fishing deep enough (too deep?)
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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