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Drizzley Morning Brownfest in the Smokies

Started by Yallerhammer, September 14, 2020, 17:28:58 PM

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Yallerhammer

I was lazy. I got up an hour before daylight, but my wife was baking cinnamon rolls. I ain't going no damn where yet.

After gaining three pounds, I headed out across the ridge into the GSMNP. It was cloudy, foggy, drizzley. The creek was a wee bit off color.

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Rigged up my nymph rod with a pair of heavy flies weighted with tungsten beads and lead wire, and added a split shot for good measure.

Caught a bazillion of these:

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But, they weren't the flavor of the day...

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Yallerhammer

The browns were on the prod. I caught them right and left, from littluns to bigguns. The biggest one I got into the net was right at 18", but I hung one way bigger that just picked my shit up and toted it off. It got out into the whitewater current, and I couldn't follow it downstream without swimming through a 10' deep hole. It parted my 4x tippet like thread when I tried to clamp down on it.

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Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Yallerhammer

After the sun came out about 1 PM, I headed upstream and rigged the dry fly rod with an October Caddis. Fun was had. Bunch more bows, one 9 1/2" brown, and a few specks.

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On the way out, I met this guy. Bugling every fifth breath, and growling the other four. Strings of snot and foam hanging from his nose. I gave him a wide berth.

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All in all, a pretty good morning.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

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Woolly Bugger

Very nice, I wish I was closer to the park. I miss fishing those creeks, but you bring us along on your days. d:b 

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Stone-Man

Pretty fish,sir   'c;  'c; Nice photos also-------THX for sharing


Phil

Damn. You suck.  /'/

What a day! Mighty fine, Yaller.


JoyJen

That creek looks awesome. I'd spend the whole day there as well!

That moose didn't sound healthy!!


Yallerhammer

September 28, 2020, 17:15:46 PM #14 Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 17:21:03 PM by Yallerhammer
Quote from: JoyJen on September 26, 2020, 11:21:00 AM

That creek looks awesome. I'd spend the whole day there as well!

That moose didn't sound healthy!!

That's an eastern pronghorn antelope, not a moose (easily confused with each other,) and it's quite healthy, just rutted out and on the prod wanting to fight and fuck. It was mauling a spambot the last I saw of it.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff


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