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Taste of Bronze (An Elongated tR)
« on: June 27, 2017, 16:34:52 PM »





I've got a little time I need to take off from work, so this week shall consist of fishing, Tweetsie Railroad, and God knows what else.

This morning began slow and the trout stream I had in mind was too far for the available time I had. Smallmouth kick ass - plain and simple. That'll do.

Love the rock garden stuff in rivers. Sunday smallmouth outing rendered a few small fries, but generally wasn't that productive. Today would hopefully make up for my shortcomings.

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My second time getting the new boots wet. All good so far.

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Got a little camera happy with this one. Put up a fight. I lost TWO larger ones after landing this one. The largest gave me that sick feeling you get when you lose a trophy. I struggled to shake it off and continue.

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The variations in smallmouth coloring and patterning is one of my favorite things about this fish. I'll be back for those two bastards that eluded me!



« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 09:27:27 AM by Dee-Vo »
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 17:09:28 PM »
Damn nice fish for that stream.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 17:12:33 PM »
Sweet.  Rubberlegs rule
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 17:36:47 PM »
Fishing during the work week, large smalls, and a clam pic. well done.

Do you know what tree that is in your last pic?


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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 18:14:19 PM »
Mimosa.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 19:03:43 PM »
Thanks, Doug. Now you spoiled it. I had no idea what the tree was. I'd planned on Googling it. Oh well.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 19:24:15 PM »
Quite a nectar producer for my honey bees.  Makes a very nice light honey that is compatible with Sourwood, which also happens to be blooming now.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 20:12:10 PM »
Sweet smallies and fine photography, sir.  'c;

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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 20:43:50 PM »
Good looking fish and water there!


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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 20:52:49 PM »
Hell yeah!!!


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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 21:37:37 PM »
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I don't remember the last time I caught a smallie. Been over 2 years at least.

Nice fish! Good looking water. Shitty invasive tree.

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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 21:54:14 PM »
I was surprised to not catch anything other than smallmouth. No sunfish of any kind, no spots, no largemouth, and no stocker trouts. Truly a bronze day.
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 05:58:36 AM »
Cool...this makes me feel the need to get me sum...it's on!  0:0
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2017, 09:18:27 AM »
Good looking water, good looking fishes, and good looking pictures. I like the composition of that last rock shot.

I think you could fit twenty or thirty more rubber legs on that critter fly, though, if you tried. :D
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Re: Taste of Bronze (tR)
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 09:35:11 AM »
anyone want to rec a good smallie float in swnc?  doesn't have to be epic or anything.


 

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