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Post Posted: 08:24am - Aug 13,19 
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On the river. Have been hunting the west branch with my 3 wt TFO (God, I love this rod). A black Boogle Bug popper has been killing the smallies with a few big ones (16+ lengths) landed. I even watched a big carp chase down my popper as it floated in the current and suck it in. Then the fight (unequal) was on for about 4 minutes when the carp just said "the hell with this" and gave a quick lunge going with the current and snapping a 3X tippet. So far, 2 Saturdays on the river and 2 enjoyable days. It was topped off with a herd of deer walking the river eating the succulent grass anchored to the bed.
The 7-1/2 foot, 2 piece rod is light and sensitive for the panfish yet 2-3 times gave the strength to take on a Duper carp.
Now, I must find out, again, how to post my photos of the smallmouth caught.

Knee-wise, the new knee is about as good as the one God gave me. If I had to do it over, I would opt for cortisone shots until I couldn't take one.

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Post Posted: 10:36am - Aug 13,19 
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Great to hear about the knee Chuck. Glad to hear you are back at it and giving us those great reports again. I sent you a PM, give me a call and I will walk you through the picture process.

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Post Posted: 12:25pm - Aug 13,19 
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great job. you're braver than i would be fishing 3x on a 3 wt!

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Post Posted: 06:56pm - Aug 13,19 
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Glad the replacement knee is working well, the recovery is long...........my Mom had both knees done and lasted her over 30 years and escorted her into heaven.

Looking forward to your expanded reports now that your back in action.

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Post Posted: 12:14am - Aug 14,19 
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Are you saying your not happy with the knee replacement. Just asking cuz i may be in yohr situation

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Post Posted: 08:37am - Aug 14,19 
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bill77 if your in constant pain and it stops you from doing everyday chores or worst yet stops you from fishing, DO IT. Had both my knees done and the only regret I have is I waited too long to have it done. Sure theirs Therapy and some moans and groans but in the long run you'll be ahead of the game and back in the swing of things. First knee 10 years ago and second knee 4 years old.

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Post Posted: 11:00am - Aug 14,19 
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Great job! I have yet to fish the Duper but your reports definitely make me want to give it a shot

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Post Posted: 06:34pm - Aug 14,19 
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Always enjoy your reports. Glad you're back!

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