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Spring PFF 2021

Started by Stone-Man, April 03, 2021, 13:54:16 PM

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Stone-Man

OK Cats-WE Gonna have a PFF on May 13-14-15

 And I will run it off the PFF section on Facebook

Most of the logistics are in place now and we will discuss the safety issues on the first of May

  Stone-Man

Woolly Bugger

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check in the mail  :Dance  -+;  /'/  :cheers  <-;:

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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!

Woolly Bugger



PFF has resumed with numero 41! In the 22 years since this thing started we've only missed holding two of the bi-annual events, both last year due to covid

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I arrived Thursday afternoon and set up camp -- a number had already arrived and pitched their tents but there was plenty of space for more. I popped the top on some barley pops and decompressed for the rest of the evening catching up with the gang and making plans for the next day.

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Dinner was served and campfire was lit. Nobody fell in the fire.

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It was fairly cold that night with temps in the 30s.

next morning there was a beautiful sunrise but it took a while for the sun to warm us up while we drank camp coffee.


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Then groups of us descended upon the crossroad restaurant.

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Troutfanatic and I headed out to the soho to search for sulfurs and rising trouts.

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Finding gas was sketchy, I was able to fill up in Winston and I thought it might be best to top off the tank at The Store.

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Back at camp as the sun was setting, we had a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.

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and we burned a lot of wood as this night promised to be colder.

the next morning sunny skies greeted us again.

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I made a beer swap with Eric Troutman (26 Acres) and popped the top on the Reptar Juice IPA before heading back to the SoHo for more sulfur action

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When I returned the crew was cooking the evening meal.

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Then more beer and campfire action.

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It wasn't cold Saturday night, maybe as low as 50.

Sunday morning was spent drinking coffee, and packing up camp.

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Tim, Joe, and Jason floated the Holston for smallies and had a productive day.

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Jfey had a productive day on the Beaverdam with two good fish, despite reports of the river not fishing too well.

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Fred euroed the SoHo with his usual results.

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After packing up and saying good byes, I headed to the Beaverdam.
After cruising through Damiscus to spy hippie chicks at Trail Days, I headed back to the river, but my Tire Pressure Light came on, OH crap! No cell service along the river. I pulled off and checked the tires, left front was a smidge low. I didn't want to park and come back to a flat, so I headed back to the crossroads to look for air. The other restaurant was open and I ran into Allen and sat down for breakfast with him before topping off that tire and then I headed back down to fish for a while.
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And that about wraps things up for PFF v41!

Somewhere between 30 and 35 peeps showed up and it was grand!


















 


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!

Phil

'Twas a fine camp/fish. All my fish were smaller than Woolly's, but that's nothin' new. Fish were caught, friends visited, and we FINALLY got to pull off a PFF event after the pandemic year and a flood that cancelled the fall trip the year before.

Stone-Man

Thanks for the flix Keith.  Helluva good trip and it was below freezing for only 4-5 hours

  JT

Jfey

Good pics Wooly.   Was. A fine time indeed.   Been way too long since I've attended.   Great to see you old friends and to meet some new ones.

Got to cast to some snooty risers on the Soho and caught an outstanding spinner fall in the evening.   Fished an out of the way section of the Beaverdam on Saturday which included a healthy amount of fish and watched an otter swim around for a few minutes.   Ended the day with an IPA/bourbon induced nap then howled at the moon into the wee hours.  Look forward to the Fall!
Yup, going fishing

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