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    First ever Half Pounder and Steelhead for me
    Swung on the American with a sculpin pattern

    Had 2 more grabs and one 12 inch fish landed aswell

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    fun stuff! congratulations! Feeling like I need to brush up on my casting. May be time to poke around on the American.

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    First ever Half Pounder and Steelhead for me
    Swung on the American with a sculpin pattern

    Had 2 more grabs and one 12 inch fish landed aswell
    YAAAAAAYY !! Beautiful Fish -

    D.~

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    Great JOB! I never fished the American this early in the year, I guess with the climate changes, etc (or maybe not!) the run started
    earlier; Of course, I know nuttin about the American. I used to fish it in NOV on to late Feb on weekends. Sorta of a home town river.

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards, gene

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    Gosh, good for you!

    I've been swinging Watt and B Pond area for a few weeks now and the biggest fish I've hooked is a 6" parr.

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    Nice job, keep at it!

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    Very cool...........congratulations.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

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    What a dandy! Still learning myself, what set up were you using?? ����
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    ACR Nova II, Hardy Bougle, 250 Commando, T8 tip and a sculpin

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    Seems like in the last 10 years or so locals Andy Guibord and Mark Kranhold together developed their own version of a small Sculpin for the lower American river.

    In the Fall, by choice, I only use small insect wet flies, a tapered leader and a floating line to swing in the surface, early and late, but I am guessing Andy and Mark always use sink-tips with their sculpin pattern?


    Over the last 50 plus years many have used the Lower American river as a learning center for fly fishing moving water.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

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