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The Journey

Started by benben, June 07, 2015, 10:49:38 AM

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Hell of a day yesterday.

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Major highlights are four major waterfalls scaled, lots of ground and elevation covered, some solid trailess bluelining and bushwhacking, and brookies caught at over 5,100'.  This one goes down in the history books.

I met John for the take-out shuttle at 6:30 AM.  We got back to his car at 5:20 PM.

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First major falls in the distance there

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Close up

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One of about 10 brookies stacked up at the base

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Second major falls in the next four pics

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Third major falls

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Double hook-up FTW

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Once we topped 4,800' the nicer brookies started showing up, seemed like the smaller the water was the bigger the brookies were.

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This fine specimen was landed at over 5,100'

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4th and final major falls

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Jfey

Interesting about the bigger fish in small water.  Less competition probably

Yup, going fishing

Big J

That is has brookies at about the highest elevation in Virginia  bd;0

And I usually notice the opposite of you all in most streams I fish.  Fish get skinnier as stream gets skinnier. Few streams break that mold, but I like when they do.


bullship

It's all shit, piss and bliss.

"This is the low rent district, and much like a trailer park, it doesn't attract the most upstanding citizens.
You can't piss in a mr coffee & get tasters choice."- Grannyknot

The Dude

June 07, 2015, 11:19:09 AM #4 Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 11:26:25 AM by The Dude
Quote from: benben on June 07, 2015, 10:49:38 AM

#MaltLife
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#over16inchesofbrooktrout
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I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

The Dude

June 07, 2015, 11:51:38 AM #5 Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 14:21:29 PM by The Dude

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That's Ben on the upper right......
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........and finally to the top.
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When we got up into the skinny water, we were literally sighting fish and calling our shots.
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The Dude selfie
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Why you can't drink the water
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I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

ptfranze

Beautiful water guys and an awesome looking trip  'c;


Dee-Vo

One badass adventure fellas. Over the top reportage.  y; bd;0


Dougfish

Another stunningly beautiful and grueling trip.  bd;0

Catawba Rhodo and Flame Azalea still in bloom. Proof of altitude.

The stream Scott and I fished yesterday is similar in fish size vs. altitude. There it's a run/riffle transition to more plunge pools. Not what I'm seeing on your stream. Badass.


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!

Onslow

That is a trip of dreams.  Damned hard earned goodness.  The brookie double and the brookie pool pics were the stuff.


Rhody

My picture weighs more than your picture.
J.M.

OldDominionAngler

June 07, 2015, 22:54:06 PM #12 Last Edit: June 08, 2015, 08:41:51 AM by OldDominionAngler

Yall take ever last bite..respect.


bmadd

Great report. Y'all bring the goods.


The Dude

It took us 3-yrs to finally get back to this trip. At 37-yrs old now, I don't know if my knees will still be able to handle it another three years from now when I'm 40.

I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.


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