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Old 01-10-2023, 04:37 AM
Wapiti340 Wapiti340 is offline
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My grandfather recently passed and was an avid fisherman. He taught lots of people how to tie flys, cast fly rods, and spent most of his retirement on the lake. Even in his 70’s he could outcast me while sitting down. My Dad and I went to his old mountain whitefish ice spot as a final farewell. Once In a while big bull trout cruise through the shallows looking for a meal and wouldn’t you know it we hooked into a once in a lifetime Bully on a micro whitefish hook. You never know what the world is gonna throw you next but we were pretty great full for this day.
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Old 01-10-2023, 06:39 AM
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Sorry for your loss but looks like his legacy will live on

I am now using fishing gear passed down, funny how it brings back memories and a lot of stories of trips etc.

That is a really nice fish bet it was a battle.

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Old 01-10-2023, 08:01 AM
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The fish species that gives Albertans an advantage in Game of Inches.

Nice fish. Congrats. Your grandfather would be proud.
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Old 01-10-2023, 08:35 AM
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Great fish!
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Old 01-10-2023, 09:02 AM
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Thanks Guys! There was a lot of chaos in the tent and it was a battle with only light line and a small rod!
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Old 01-10-2023, 10:25 AM
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beauty fish! I hope my sons get enjoyment out of my gear when Im gone too, awesome way to keep great memories alive!

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Old 01-10-2023, 10:52 AM
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Congrats on a fine Bull Trout. Your Grandpa was looking down and smiling on you guys for sure! Might even have been in that tent!

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Old 01-10-2023, 11:29 AM
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What an awesome memory to look back on as that is such a remarkable fish! I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:41 PM
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Beauty fish & a great tribute to your Grandpa!
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