Long ago one of my clients gave me a few antique decoys, actually about 25 years ago. At about that time I would represent the Maine Professional Guides Association at the National Hunting and Fishing Day event at LL Bean and used the decoys as a conversation starter.
In keeping with my series of great guide stories from my career. This is a grouse hunting story but really more of a, what an amazing individual, story. It is even recent! Keep in mind I have been guiding grouse hunters for over 30 years and have only one other story that is even close to this one.
Got my new Orvis Saltwater rod for clients to use today. A nine foot nine weight Recon rod with a new Hydros reel. To complete what I think is the best set up it has a clear sink tip fly line which I will complete with a nine foot leader with ten pound test tippet. Not that the stripers (and pike) are so big that such a heavy rod is required but rather that I like to use big flies that take a lot to cast.
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