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Edmonton Lakes Replaced By The Bow


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Wasn't able to get out on a lake around Edmonton and instead I hit the Bow early in the morning, about 5:00. A few risers about but not too much action to start on the stones. So I switched up to a nymph rig with a large black stone. Had an immediate take and knew it was a big fish, it ran out into the river, then ripped line off as it went downstream. I tried to control it and was trying to run downriver after the fish, I won some line back and lost some, then the fish started to really peel line and got into my backing. I was reeling and all of the tension came out of rod. The flyline came off the backing. It was older line and still floated well, cracked a bit but I thought I could get another summer out of it, there was still a stub of line on the backing so it sheared off somehow. So I broke out the spare rod and then they started to take dries. Some were sippers and some were smashers. All were very nice fish, but the one that got away still haunts me.

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