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Old 06-27-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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I have a nice first timers story for you. Sorry it has taken so long to post. One beautiful Sunday morning at approximately 11 am, the sun was shining down on the sides of alwaysfishing's north river boat. The air was crisp and clean. The water flowed smoothly around the boats and rolled along the bank we were anchored next to.

Alwaysfishing taught me how to cast spinners into 6-7 feet of water and I caught on like a pro. The best teacher anyone could ask for, alwaysfishing knows how to communicate the language of fishing. The green lamiglas rod I used was excellent and casts smoothly. I felt like I was using the best equipment money could buy and that was very exciting. I am so used to using hand me down trout rods and things like that, so the change was very nice.

After about 30 casts, I finally hooked a summer salmon. At first, I thought I caught some salad, but when I saw the silver tail slap the water, I knew I was into some fish. Alwaysfishing was excited for me because it was my first salmon. He coached me on how to reel it in. "Pump it up, reel it down." I'll never forget how nervous I was. My hands were trembling because I feared I would lose the fish. Wanting to catch it for myself, family, and alwaysfishing, I concentrated hard on pumping up and reeling down. So excited about it, I shouted "this is better than sex" loud enough for alwaysfishing's buddy to hear. Oops, I thought-that was a silly mistake. Later I told my man, "I was just teasing about the sex comment." He just laughed.

When the 25 pound fish made it into the boat, it was an awesome feeling. I stared down at the gills and watched as she gasped for air. Feeling a little sorry for her, but knowing how good she'd taste later, I thanked the heavens for my fish. I felt tears of joy well up in the corner of my eyes. I will never forget the day I caught my first salmon. It was the most exciting day this year! Thank you Shane!

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Old 06-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #2
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That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the good story and welcome aboard!

I can only imagine the look on Alwaysfishing's face when you shouted out....
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:53 AM   #4
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Great story, thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the story.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:38 AM   #6
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awesome sounds like a blast. i love the feeling of how pumped you get when you have a big one on. Nice Report!!!
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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awesome sounds like a blast. i love the feeling of how pumped you get when you have a big one on. Nice Report!!!

It was really exciting! I am going to read up on how to post pictures and post a picture of the salmon by Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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congrats on the salmon, maybe one day I will get one as well, I think after being on this board for awhile I have absorbed enough info to get my self in trouble....lol.....welcome and I hope to see those pics.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:46 AM   #9
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It was really exciting! I am going to read up on how to post pictures and post a picture of the salmon by Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!


Look forward to seeing that. Great story and welcome.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:57 PM   #10
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Now Trouthouse has experienced Paulina for kokane, we are headed home with a full cooler, what a good time and the weather was nice!
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:33 PM   #11
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Shane, I can remember when you were learning how to fly fish., nice to see you passing information on.
Trouthouse, welcome to the board & great story. But where's the picture.


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Old 07-02-2007, 07:54 AM   #12
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Hey Jeff, look at the PM I sent you, maybe page 4-5.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #13
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Welcome aboard.
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