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Offline emac

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Shad?
« on: March 02, 10:26AM »
When is the best time for Shad?
Anyone have have any luck in 9 mile river or on the Truro side of Halifax?

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 10:32AM »
April/May down this way....there are thousands of them in the river

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 12:34PM »
silverox can chime in on the shad in shubie an 9 mile  i do beileve he goes there often on the elmsdaale side...

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 01:23PM »
Mid april to end of may on nine mile..thats when i go...not to say lil earlier or later then these times wont work either..

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 01:35PM »
Hey Tony, is there much room for fly fishing? You spend most of your time down around elmsdale area?
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Re: Shad?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 01:35PM »
i went in with tony one day an we fly fished a good stretch of river with tons of fish..

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 01:40PM »
Yes theres plenty of room in certain stretches to swing a fly..more n more guys are using fly rod for them..sum areas are all spin fish..can meet up with ya there one day n show ya couple spots tho if ya want..

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 01:43PM »
Tony,
I'll send you a PM.
Thanks

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 01:43PM »
cool.. 8)

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 02:07PM »
Hey guys,
What weight rod 6 or 8?

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 02:14PM »
Im sure a six would be fine..i was using 8..myself..wasnt sure if my  five was enuff..but im sure it would be too..

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 02:26PM »
6wt is plenty

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 02:27PM »
Great, I'll bring both but will go with the 6.

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 02:41PM »
Hi Tony and All
This talk of rods and shad remind me of the time I took a fellow from the USA who wanted to fish shad.
He had a bamboo rod his Grandfather had given him with the instructions that he was to catch one fish on it and they put it up in a place of honour.
I said since we were using cone head flies, the river was fast and the shad strong maybe he should put that rod away and we would go where he could catch a trout for the last fish on the rod. He said his Grandfather had caught many fish with the rod which he was quite sure were bigger than any shad in this river. He had been warned so down to the river we went.
After a couple of casts a big one took the fly. The lad knew even less about playing a fish than he did about rods - which was little enough. He tried to horse the fish in - the rod bent in a hoop - and the shad cutting about. Next thing there was a load bang - the rod flew into kindlings and he had the butt in his hand.
How will I explain this to Grandpap - he said.
Easy I answered - tell him it died in battle.
Probably still pieces of it in the Annapolis yet.
At least he had the Butt to put over the fireplace.
Have a nice day
Paul


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Re: Shad?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 02:48PM »
LMAO     

Paul  I love your "battle" stories.    Thanks for sharing

Pay attention Erik!!    ;D
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Re: Shad?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 02:49PM »
Lol good story..

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 02:57PM »
Great story ;D

And if you're going to break a rod, do it at the end of the season, not the start ;)
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Re: Shad?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 03:04PM »
Great story Paul...LOL....you can break a rod on any fish if yah don't know how to use it, you can even break them without the fish like I did last spring  >:(  >:( >:(

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 03:22PM »
I'm putting that in the bank, my 6 wt is an old ll bean rod, although it is my fav rod.....
I think that I'll leave the 8 wt home.

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Re: Shad?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 03:46PM »
lmo thats an awesome story paul