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Come On Spring!!

Post By: Coyute      Posted: 1/23/2020 10:23:59 AM     Points: 115    
It's that time of year again when I start getting random texts, phone calls, and emails from my cadre of fishing buddies. Sparse plans and hopes, new strategies, and a fresh outlook.

It generally happens about the time between hunting seasons ending and open water glory nipping at our heels. I look forward to it every year.

That I don't consort with types wanting to sell me on any KastKing gear or Skeet Reese yellow garbage is by design. 🙂

Talking to my fishing pards puts a little spring in my step. Organizing tackle doesn't contain the drudgery it did a month ago. I find myself talking to Wee (my boat) more while giving her a loving pat or words of encouragement. I watch the infomercial snake oil wranglers with amusement, all the while wondering which bait or rod/reel combo they'll choose to pitch.

So if'n you need a little fishing-talk fix, drop on by the garage. The garage fridge is adequately stocked with Colorado Kool-Aid. If I'm not there, I will probably be at Bennetts bait shop or the local watering-hole doing the same thing - thinkin', talkin', lyin' and wishin' about fishin'.

Come on Spring! 🤟
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jan. 23, 11:04:44 AM     Points: 3313    
Great post , I'm doing the same thing re - spooling, cleaning rods and reels and enjoying ice cold Colorado- Coors -Aid ! I drive down to Bennetts from Estes alot , love that place. :) what watering hole do you go to ?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 23, 11:53:45 AM     Points: 55305    
Gear Pimp Coyute - has a ring to it! lol Don't sell you on any Skeet Reese garbage! While I'm not familiar with KastKing.. I wholeheartedly endorse your Skeet Reese comment.

Bought one of those once... took it to the lake and within two casts couldn't get it back to Bass Pro fast enough. Absolutely hated that rod.

agree with the rest of your post too. Find myself caressing my favorite setups.. gazing at my toons and tubes.. and conversing with my favorite lures.
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: Jan. 23, 1:06:32 PM     Points: 115    
@ FmFo, I favor biker bars and honky-tonks. There's a dirty little biker joint across from Bennetts that I frequent. If you are ever in Berthoud, I'd be happy to buy you a beer or three. And talk fishing of course. You can find me on FB under Coyute. Just make sure you leave a message so I know it's you. )

LOL @ Jim. What can I say hoss. I can't help but calling 'em like I see 'em. It aggravates certain critters - even my sweet wife and dogs at times. 🤟
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jan. 23, 6:36:29 PM     Points: 1851    
Well boys Iíve been fly fishing. Dam I donít quit fishing. The last day I fished 12-31 the first day this year 1-7-20... however I need spring to rescue me from the flies Iíve got to fish. These #22s - 24s tying them on is similar to taking an ice pick in the eye.! But I put 20+ in the net Tuesday. Had a genuine toad bust my hook off. Outside of that fish. Nothing was big 17Ē-20Ē fish. They was chewing on my rod tip!

Iíve got 2 out of state fishing trips planed. That Iím truly excited about. Yep it will still be cold. Iím getting too old to sit and wish I had gone. .. So just go plan and do.. anyway here is some fish porn from Tuesday. Iím with you though canít wait til spring warm weather and bigger hooks. I2
 Reply by: Eyefishing      Posted: Jan. 23, 9:38:24 PM     Points: 231    
that first pic is a very nice looking bow, nice to see some open water fishing is still happening.
 Reply by: troutfinder      Posted: Jan. 24, 9:30:41 AM     Points: 51    
I'm so desparate i'm going to hit the S Platte below chatfield on sunday, given these warm temps. I will absolutely prepare myself to not catch anything but will enjoy casting in the clear water for a couple hours. there is not a speck of snow or ice down there and hopefully I'll find a leftover stocker
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jan. 24, 6:37:47 PM     Points: 1851    
Troutfinder, you may very well discover its better than you think. Just sayin... trout, SM, LM, carp of gigantic proportions. They are there. All the way down almost to I-70 can be good. Without blowing up a spot. Be an angler find em. There are some YouTube videos fly fishing DSP. Or South Platte down town fly fishing.

I2
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jan. 24, 7:36:52 PM     Points: 1663    
Yeah I am debating what backing, braid, and leaders I want to test for walleye this year. Boat gets a new impeller in two months, otherwise ready to go.


I do bore the wife and kid with YouTube fishing videos though.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jan. 25, 6:49:09 AM     Points: 6546    
RogBow . . . .Utube will teach you to do your impeller!
I watch about ten different vidio's to find the most and easy way . . .sometimes theres a pro and then it's real fast.
I learned the basics and now can do it in about one hour on the Merc 70 hp.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jan. 25, 9:01:33 AM     Points: 4492    
i2,
You really know how to hurt a guy stuck in sunny Flori-Duh, won't be too much longer, headed back out the 25th of April, hopefully soft water by then. Pretty work on the trout, you definitely know how to find them.
Bill
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jan. 25, 11:23:01 AM     Points: 1663    
Yeah HP that's the plan. I just don't want a new impeller sitting for 2 months even though it may not matter. Will probably check the bearings as well ( and yes I remember Whistler thanks) if needed.


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