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PFF ~ my take

Started by Woolly Bugger, May 21, 2006, 19:42:55 PM

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Woolly Bugger

May 21, 2006, 19:42:55 PM Last Edit: May 24, 2006, 11:04:17 AM by Woolly Bugger

False Start from W-S  >:(
Jedi thought the shortest way to Shady Valley was via 421 :-\ 3 1/2 hours
Tent City - Big Thanks to GARY for the Super Cook Shelter! Talk about going the extra mile.
S.H. Sulphurs on Big Spring Rd. with DD, Carter, & Jedi
Landlocked for being the banker!
Big Brown sippin Sulphurs at Rockhold ;)
Bill's Low Country Boil - Thanks to Bill and Croaker too
Meeting Cyberfish ~ Long Distance PFF award winner!
Psycho & Carter eating mayflies...
PeterP's Scotch - gone in twenty minutes  ;D
Blue Ridge's Stagger
Finding the right Blue tent for Blue Ridge....
Noise Patrol
1:00 AM Thunder Storm
6:30 wake up by the Breakfast Delivery Truck
Creek Scums' Early AM Coffee. Thanks David!!!
Cold Hard Biscuits with cold gravy - left too Early for Jules Sausage and HOT gravy :(
Hitting the Watauga with Jedi.
Blown out Sycamore Shoals, but still manage a nice brown from the big water!  ;D
Watching the PFF toon flotilla passing by.
Cooking Loon Stew with Jedi, FT's son and friend... Thanks guys!
Cook's privilege of raiding coolers for beer!  ;)
Thanks DD for the extra ice.
Just how do you get a Winston Rod apart? 40 PFFers couldn't do it....
PFF 14? Shenandoah, Appletree, Shenandoah, Appletree, Shenandoah, Appletree, Shenandoah, Appletree, awe heck let em vote on it......
Early to bed and late to rise....
Packing up ~ enjoy that extra loon there JT!
Fishing the Beaverdam with Jedi and DD, fast deep runs with 4 split shot to catch a nice bow!
"Sitting Down" in the Beaverdam
Heading North to  I-81 to go home the "short fast" way 2:30 hours

Thanks to all for making this another GRAND PFF Adventure.

I'd also like to thank the guys and gals (PeteP and Amy among others) who stepped up and helped with the clean-up of the cook tent.
Everybody's effort makes this a most enjoyable experience. Can't wait to do it again. But I don't think I'll make the smallie show, I'lll be chasing Landlocked Salmon, Trout, Smalllmouth and Stripers in Maine...... ;D ;D ;D

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!


THX to Woolly and Billres for the good food  (Streamer too)
Thx to Devinsdad for the cook tent duty
Thx to Brent G and Streamer for a "PERVERTED" day on the creek
Thx to Croaker for tha good seafood

My Take

Red Quills
Jedi's Back Pain medication
PeterP's Grass wallow
Billres ' killer day on the B-dam
cold biscuits
cold gravy
only 4 noise complaints on Bkatz
Olyns' smoked em on tha Watauga
Bennybob's chalet
Buck toothed  rat skeleton
Cadillacs monster brown
Ditch diving
Tennesse Wulffs
Judy's bear scat pile
Blood red wild rainbows
Dry campsite-- Yeah!!
Dome builder caddis
Peach stomp
Lavender flowers
Blue Ridge's triple face plant  (8.7 stlye points)
Leaky waders fishing vehicle
Golden horse shoe nymph

Most amazing feat of the trip ---Streamer did not fall in all day

Thanks for the memories


Woolly Bugger

May 21, 2006, 21:24:58 PM #2 Last Edit: May 21, 2006, 21:29:16 PM by Woolly Bugger

Two more photos from Jedi's cell phone camera...

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!


Excellent pic's guy's. Looks like very good water and fun to fish     0--0

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.


when's a newbie no longer a newbie...


My Takes on PFF V 13.0

·   Fishing with Billres & Yakfisher on the Beaverdam on Friday. Lots of laughs and lots of fish. I didn't fall in the creek.
·   Swapping flies with BrentG. Those flies catch fish!
·   Low country boil by Billres & helpers.  Delicious ! ! ! ! And I didn't fall in the pot.
·   Saturday a.m. sausage cooked by Discomidge & Cmiller. Thanks, y'all.
·   One of the best fishing days in my life with JT and Brent. A serial killin' of wild rainbows all day long. I didn't even mind the blindfold. And I didn't fall in the creek.
·   WB"s excellent Loon Stew!!!! And I didn't fall in the pot.
·   To all the coffeemakers.....Thanks! Y'all saved my life in the mornings.
·   Watching the Stomp victims careen across the campground. Some were assisted, some were self-propelled.
·   Listening to all the snatches of conversation around the campfire. Enlightening, entertaining.....all the good things that campfires bring out in all of us.
·   Flytier's audition for "American Idol".
·   Meeting Cyberfish. What a nice guy.
·   Me and Bkatz....Still undefeated C'Hole Champs. May turn pro.
·   Some rain, but spaced conveniently for fishing/meals/campfires. No spirits dampened except by Stomp, Single Malt, and Woodford Reserve.
·   Ralph, thanks for sharing the tent. Again.
·   Thanks, Gary, for lugging the shelter &  burner up there for us. Sorry I missed you. Wish you'd stayed longer.
·   Thanks to all the folks who stayed and helped break down the shelter, clean up, bag the trash, etc....
·   I'm already looking forward to The Smallie Show, and seeing all you folks again.


Remember...We all live downstream.


My take.....

Psycho caravan up 421 with ODG3 and Miller.

Arriving at Shady Valley to find LLN already there.

Setting up tents and shelters in the rain and wind.

Wet feet
Trip to Abington with Brent to get dry shoes.

Brats and Jambalaya(thanks Marty and for the beer too).

Fishing the SoHo with BrentG(don't get no better).

Arriving back at camp to help scrape the bottom of the low country boil pot(awesome job Bill and Bob, ya done Croaker proud.........and I whole-heartedly agree that Billres is a true Southern Gentleman, ain't none no better than him).

The campfire Friday night....where do ya start, Brads bud doing a swan dive into the creek, sure am glad he was alright....woulda hated to of been laughing at an injured man.
Gordie being from Vermont......don't even know how to splain it, let's just say ya had to be there.....all I can say is that for about 30 minutes I thought I was gonna laugh til I puked.

Good breakfast sausage brought in by Streamer, sure made the cold gravy seem better.

All I need is an apron like Brent's.....got the rest covered.

Finding a muddy SF of the Holston Saurday morning.

Stuck in Damascus for the hippy chick parade....more pit hair than me on some of those gals.

Hittin' the Holston with Ralph, Marty and Brudog.

Big browns on dry flies.

Watching Brudog's fly line turn into backing, wish we could have seen that fish.

Loon stew, thanks Woolly and Jedi.

More campfire entertainment.

Thanks for the serenade Flytyer(I just can't get that tune outta my head).

Sunday morning coffee and biscuits.

Thanks to all that helped break down the shelters and clean up the equipment.

Glad to see Cyberfish....he sure came a long way not knowing what to expect.

Hope everyone had half as much fun as I, the smallie show sure is a long way off.

Kim ;D
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Brent G

I had a good urn also .....

Man I'm not sure where to start ....... had a GREAT time with all of YA

Marty and I arrived to shady valley on Thursday and it was living up to it's name ...... it was shady and rainy

setting up the shelter and Marty deciding to let me sleep in the same tant with him ..... two old farts with c-pap machines in one tent ..... thanks Marty

Thursday afternoon fishing with disco and Marty ...... had a blast with ya

Friday fishing with disco ....... We fished in what seemed like 20 mph winds and Watching Disco cast and catch fish in those winds was like watching Ole lefty give casting and fishing lessons ...... disco can give that man a run for his money anytime  Thanks Disco for taking me fishing Friday, I appreciate it!! Good memories were made .... that was a beautiful Brown that ya caught !!

Friday night campfire ...... that was a real hoot to say the least ...... had a good urn

Sat sausage gravy and biscuits ..... was real good and Streamers sausage was GREAT

Fishing with JT and Streamer sat ...... It was awesome ..... beautiful wild bows, purdy stream, and GREAT company ...... it don't get any better....
thanks JT and Streamer for making great memories that will last a lifetime

Sat night campfire ...... it was great ...... Flytier you have a winner there .... the official PFF song I wanna go fishing

Ya gonna have a One way ticket ?

Blueridge doing the shady valley shuffle ...... looks just like what FT did last year !!

Thanks to all that made this happen, the cooks , Brad, JT, DD , and all of ya that helped with the clean up both nights and after breakfast ..... thanks!!

thanks again

I Wanna go fishin  :) ;D


Brent G


Quote from: Brent G on May 22, 2006, 19:04:30 PM

I Wanna go fishin  :) ;D


Brent G

Man, I can't get that song out of my head!
"Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way" GEN George S. Patton, 3rd Armor Commander


Kite flying on Friday, only this kite was supposed to be a tent fly.  Sure glad BlueRidge and DD were around to help hold it down.

Having Whitetop Laurel to myself Friday afternoon.  It wasn't "perverted", but the action was enough to keep me entertained.

First fish on a rod I built myself.
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First nice fish on a rod I built myself.
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The gentle patter of a downpour on the tent roof in the middle of the night.  At least it quit before morning.

Hot biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast!  Mmm, mmm!  OK 6:30am was a bit early for most of y'all.  Talk to BR about that.

Dense fog on the Mountain Sat. that didn't lift until after lunchtime.

There are still some brookies in them there hills.
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Whitetop was blown out on Saturday, but the views were great!
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A chilly Sunday morning with no fire.  Next year, I'm going to hide some of the wood on Sat.  Strong hot coffee helped some.  Hot bisucits and gravey helped some more.  Was 7:30 better for y'all?

Fishing Sunday morning with Flytier.
My first time on Helton creek.
My first time using a BH Woolybugger successfully.
A few more fish on my new rod.  I think I'm going to like it.

Good food, good friends, good campfires, good coffee (thanks Jule).

Can't wait till next time.