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December 13, 2010

Adventures of The “Jerky” Boys

by mrbrownliner

So Bob and I went up to fish the Erie tribs today and had a pretty rough go of it.  The rain came down hard and steady all day and it was pretty darn cold to boot.  I landed one small hen but that was the extent of the action for the day.  At first I thought it might have been the weather, or maybe we were on the wrong stretch of water?  Then it dawned on me and I can’t believe it had escaped me during the day.  We were missing the most vital ingredient of success that has accompanied us on every fishing trip we have ever taken…….

Secret flies?  Nope

Lucky rabbits foot?  Nope

Polarized glasses?  Nope

Yes, you gussed it, the most vital ingredient to fishing success!

Yes… Beef Jerkey.  Our luck turned so bad today due to a lack of salted beef products that when we were changing out of our waders we put our rods on the roof of the car to keep them out of the mud and ice….. and yes…. we drove away with both of our rigs on the roof.  Lucky for Bob, his caught on the roof rack and is fine…. I was not so lucky.  My Lamson reel is now in need of a new spool as it spins like a tire that has been through a two foot deep pothole.

Moral of the story… Don’t forget the damn beef jerky!!!!!!

PS… The beef jerky is strictly used for human consumption and not for scenting our flies!  I figured some joker would ask so there is the preemptive answer 🙂

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