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Started by Dougfish, July 08, 2018, 07:46:54 AM

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Dougfish

J has been a bachelor for most of the week and the rains have been timely. So I talked him into a new stream we had targeted for our spring hike/camp/fish trip.
Nobody would commit, the weather would not cooperate, and that trip did not happen. Let's do a stupid road trip?! Get on the road early, hit it and be back by 6.
What could go wrong?
Ring, ring.
Wifey is coming back hours earlier. Plan B. A closer stream that should be flush with water. Finish by 2?
We still started early. It's a pretty good leg stretcher.
Rigged up at 7:30 streamside. Cool temps! Nice.
Overcast. Dark! It had just finished up raining. J had reel issues, I couldn't see to tie knots or thread on a fly. Fukkity.
Up the path. Humidity was about 125%. 45 minutes later we hoped into the water.

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The camera was having a tough time in the low light focusing on the wet fish. I just gave up and did my best.  b';
Dry dropper action.

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Good fungi day. Everything was wet. Tribs were pumping. Newts abounded.

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We hustled it up, scrambled, hit the trail at the top and cruised back to the car. Only 15 minutes late.

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"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? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Big J

Good day fishing.  Stream had a lot of water pumping from the previous rains.  Most of my rainbows came off the dry and most brookies off the dropper.

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Rhoda for Ben

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False Solomon's Seal fruit

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Doug missed this fish and couldn't get her to recommit, told me to give her something different, boom.

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We saw about a dozen of these newts.

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Doug going the "easier" way

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Rattlesnake orchid getting ready to do it's thing.


Woolly Bugger

Good chit guys! Eastern newts (Red Eft) in the terrestrial phase are cool creatures!

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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

Cool little box canyon there.


Fishbug

Schweet.

That mossy crossing looks treacherous.

You ever harvest/eat wild mushrooms?

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Big J

Quote from: Fishbug on July 08, 2018, 23:34:15 PM

Schweet.

That mossy crossing looks treacherous.

You ever harvest/eat wild mushrooms?

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I can't even ID a daffodil bulb so I figure I should stay away from eating wild mushrooms.

Dee-Vo

Doug is getting ballsy.

Cool gorge. I likey.

I never see those newts. They're cool.


itieuglyflies

In the mountains where I grew up the old saying was " there aren't too many OLD mushroom tasters around"


Big J

Quote from: itieuglyflies on July 09, 2018, 14:06:22 PM

In the mountains where I grew up the old saying was " there aren't too many OLD mushroom tasters around"

The other saying is "every mushroom is edible at least once"



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