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Smith-Continued

Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 17:15:23 pm

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Woolly Bugger

I forgot to mention that we saw an eagle dive for and miss a fish on the flat water by the large sycamore tree. Also saw a dead 12" brown... couldn't determine why caused its demise .
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

itieuglyflies

The float bote porn shot ......priceless! And to think I have ridden in that seat and was not told of the many available features.

itieuglyflies

Just opened most recent issue of Va. Wildlife Magazine to find article on the Smith with our own Al and someone named Doug quoted.

Dougfish

They'll quote any jackass, I guess.
"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

Big J

Quote from: itieuglyflies on September 04, 2019, 10:12:45 amJust opened most recent issue of Va. Wildlife Magazine to find article on the Smith with our own Al and someone named Doug quoted.

A bunch of nobodies.  The Corps of Engineers don't even know who those nobodies are. 
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Al

I haven't seen it yet (to cheap to subscribe :embarassed: )  DGIF is sending me a couple copies. I may sign one and send it to my buddy BW.

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Hard to believe the quotes from two of our Smith River sages.

Doug: "The most resourceful way to harvest the wild Smith River browns is with natural baits (worms, mealworms, crickets, etc.) fished on long classic glass rods, held high, allowing the enticement to move normally through the deep crevasses found throughout the river."

Al: "I rarely fish the river with the guys anymore.  It just is not as much fun as it used to be.  Now, angling with the gals, that is a different, more entertaining, exhilarating endeavor. As my pals tell me, I still got game."     
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Fishbug

Caught up on posts...

Nice pics WB

and nice report on the FrankenRaft! - que the bigger browns!

driver

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on September 04, 2019, 11:24:15 amHard to believe the quotes from two of our Smith River sages.

Doug: "The most resourceful way to harvest the wild Smith River browns is with natural baits (worms, mealworms, crickets, etc.) fished on long classic glass rods, held high, allowing the enticement to move normally through the deep crevasses found throughout the river."

Al: "I rarely fish the river with the guys anymore.  It just is not as much fun as it used to be.  Now, angling with the gals, that is a different, more entertaining, exhilarating endeavor. As my pals tell me, I still got game."     


Ha. Sounds about right!

Woolly Bugger


Saturday afternoon I went back to the usual spot. That was a couple of days ago, so I may have forgotten some of the details. I was a bit surprised that I was the only car in the lot. I debated about wet wading and put on the leaky wader pants. I keep meaning to try and fix the leaks with an alcohol spray, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.
The rod was rigged with a dry dropper and stayed with a sulfur comparadun with a splitback. It didn't take long before a fish took the dropper. I caught a half dozen before things slowed down and the fish refused to cooperate.
A kingfisher made a noisy flyby and waxwings few about picking off invisible insects. The sun is setting earlier now so I was off the water by 7:30
Here are a few pics








ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish


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I slipped down for a few overcast hours before generation. I've had good bluebird days, and slow ones, too. Lets see what a cooler, gray day brings.
Well, the first thing it brought was looow flows. And I was the only fool there.





Started euroing on a run I love. But the flows were too low to get really
good drifts. Caught one where I should have caught 5-6. Switched reels and moved downstream.
Medalist porn. I'm using a 1496 and a 1495 1/2 to counterbalance the 10' rod. One set up for euroing, one with a floating line.







Rigged up the dry dropper and went to work.





Caught the usual suspects, but picked up some huskier fish, too.
90% on the dropper. Light bites, too. In the low flow flow, they were very leisurely in their feeding. Some midges, a few big mayflies, and nothing much else happening.





I've been eating/drinking more fruit.





Got another chunky bow from a back eddy after catching 4 splashy browns there already. Dumb bow.



Boke off my rig in a tree and decided to put on a hopper since the sulphur was not getting love. They still took the dropper. Quit about a half hour later and headed out for some work. Finished with 10ish to hand.









Meh. But no ticks.  0:0


"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

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on September 19, 2019, 14:35:31 pmThose beers are ghey  0:0

And those reels set up for right-handed retrieve for a dextral caster are ghey!
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Dougfish

Those reels were made when real men fly fished. 30's - 60's. And RHW was the rule.
Pansy spinning reels brought on the LHW.
Yeah those beers are ghey. Good AM beers, though.
"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

Yallerhammer

Good stuff! (except for the fruity beer.)  'c;

How you like that mono rig? I've became a fan lately.
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff


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