Do Drop Inn – Wiped out by Wipers

| April 14, 2008

hybrids on fly rod

It’s difficult, this morning, to tell whether the Hybrid / Wiper hunts are really worth the physical pain they leave behind – aching joints, hips and stinging scratches. First, there’s the actual bushwhack in to the magical area, then there’s the warfare of bringing one of these monsters to hand, and finally, if kept, there’s the the bushwhack out with said monsters in tow. And what is the true story with poison ivy? I have been seen as something of a “fire eater” – trapseing through the stuff like it’s daisies. Immune? Still resistant? About to have a conniption fit of open ooze?

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+Shannon Drawe
+Texas Fly Caster

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  1. jhays says:

    Ahhhhh. Now you have touched upon the holy grail of classic Southern rock. It’s Blackfoot, one of the most under-rated of bands! Could be a good one to work into the production?!?!?!?

  2. shannon says:

    Yup we started down there the first time we hit that private access. It’s narrow and the bars are definitely there. Lots of bottom dragging in a ‘yak though. Nothing like the pileups we are getting into up at the trestle though. “Train. Train – take me on outta this town.” – Molly Hatchet I think.

  3. jhays says:

    Hybrids woke me up in my sleep last night (or, maybe it was the baby). I just looked at the satellite image of the area. There are some great looking gravel bars about a quarter mile downstream from our “put-in”. KAYAKS?!?!?!??

    I gotta get that new ROD! That brush is not good habitat for a long rod. That 7’6″ 6wt TiCrX would be the perfect tool.