*THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag

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*THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag

Post by BiggerThomas » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:39 pm

:lol: I ventured out to a little stream today and picked up some wild brookies (all on midges size #16). What a nice day. Places like this make me realize life is short.
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Post by coaltrout » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:30 pm

always nice to have a stream not FILLED with thorns on the banks :mrgreen: looks like a great stream to fish.

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am

A size 16 midge? In what alternative universe are midges growing three times their normal size??? :D
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Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am
A size 16 midge? In what alternative universe are midges growing three times their normal size??? :D
?? The package says "Size 16 Rainbow Warrior Midge"...
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Post by lightenup » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am
A size 16 midge? In what alternative universe are midges growing three times their normal size??? :D
I get them big like that sometimes on my porch light. I'll take a picture next time I see a big one.

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Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm

lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am
A size 16 midge? In what alternative universe are midges growing three times their normal size??? :D
I get them big like that sometimes on my porch light. I'll take a picture next time I see a big one.
Please, gentlemen. Can we not drift from the purpose of this post which was to justify the use of a sealed drag on 5-inch trout?
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Post by barkeater » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:35 pm

Did the reel zing when he made a run? :lol:

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Post by lightenup » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:52 pm

BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm
lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am
A size 16 midge? In what alternative universe are midges growing three times their normal size??? :D
I get them big like that sometimes on my porch light. I'll take a picture next time I see a big one.
Please, gentlemen. Can we not drift from the purpose of this post which was to justify the use of a sealed drag on 5-inch trout?
Well ya'll need a fast, overlined 8 wt. to cast them giant midges also...

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Post by JAD » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:08 pm

Was hiking around Merrill Creek Reservoir about 7-8 years ago and there was a huge swarm of non-biting midges that were about a size 16. Diptera/Nemactocera is a large suborder with many families. These were Order Diptera, Suborder Nematocera, Family Chironomidae, genus and species - ?? (there are over 700).

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm

lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:52 pm
BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm
lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm


I get them big like that sometimes on my porch light. I'll take a picture next time I see a big one.
Please, gentlemen. Can we not drift from the purpose of this post which was to justify the use of a sealed drag on 5-inch trout?
Well ya'll need a fast, overlined 8 wt. to cast them giant midges also...
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Post by Fishybig » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:09 pm

lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:52 pm
BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm
lightenup wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm


I get them big like that sometimes on my porch light. I'll take a picture next time I see a big one.
Please, gentlemen. Can we not drift from the purpose of this post which was to justify the use of a sealed drag on 5-inch trout?
Well ya'll need a fast, overlined 8 wt. to cast them giant midges also...
Just make sure you have enough backing😜

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