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March 13, 2019, 20:10:05 pm #1546 Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 09:22:31 am by Woolly Bugger
I rode up there this evening. I wasn't too far away with work. I saw a total of 5 caddis, no risers, and caught 1 dink on a nymph.

Woolly Bugger

I though you would have taken a hint from my post, but no, you had to go see for yourself!  :banana072:
ex - "I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!"

me - "There's a season?"


Another week of 24/7 announced.  b';
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970


The bass are starting to bite.


The Smith sucks


March 16, 2019, 09:23:55 am #1551 Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 09:39:10 am by Al
Quote from: Fishbug on March 15, 2019, 20:04:52 pmThe Smith sucks

Got to jump in to defend my favorite river:

Yes, the Smith sucks at the present time because the flows are messed up and have been for the past 2-3 years. But we are working with "the powers to be" to change that to more favorable recreational flows. No decisions yet but they are listening to us - If we are successful you can thank SRTU. Maybe you can even start attending SRTU meetings to show your support and be an important part of the process of making the fishery more angler friendly.

The Smith is the closest trout stream to a large population of VA and NC residents that can support multiple fisherman on a daily basis without it feeling over crowded.

The Smith offers something for everyone - stocked trout for the "put and take" crowd; stream spawned browns for the "catch and release" fishermen; good flows for the paddlers; 95% of the trout holding water is accessible without fear of trespassing - see a pull over, park and go fishing - businesses in town don't mind if you park in their parking lot as long as you don't park near the front door;  there are walking trails for the walkers; boating, fishing, and camping in an undeveloped setting behind the dam; flood control for those downstream; drinking water for the nearby communities; etc, etc.

The Smith sucks if your angling experience / skills are limited to delayed harvest streams or small wild trout streams, both of which are great fun but relatively easy to fish. Have a good day on the Smith on a regular basis and you can transfer the skills learned there to make yourself a better all round fisherman.


I think that was tongue in cheek, btw.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970


I second FB even though I've never fished the Smith.

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