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Started by Woolly Bugger, May 11, 2010, 07:33:03 AM

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Packed the night before and planned my route before I left. Not leaving anything to chance this time. Quick stop for coffee after dropping the kids off at school and I was headed north to chase after some trouts.  I was on the water by 9. It's surprising how dark the river is even with the blue skies overhead the light can't penetrate the forest canopy deep in the gorge.  There was a chill in the air and my fingers were a bit cold. Tiny cream midges were in the air. The only sounds were the rushing water and birds singing their morning songs.

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I worked the usual holes and runs with a Tellico / prince combo, hooking into several nice trouts but the mojo wasn't working and the first three got off. Very frustrating, I checked the hooks for sharpness.  Finally I caught a nice brown out of a tricky pocket. This was one of the nicest fish that I've caught on this stream all year! Unfortunately the photos suck.

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Moving on I hooked and lost a few more before bringing some of the regulars to hand. Everything is very green in the gorge and it is a peaceful place that I had to myself.

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All of the fish took the Tellico and by the end of the day it was torn up, perhaps that added to its effectiveness.
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Up about a mile or so it feels like you are going back in time. The forest is more mature and it opens up, exposing the steep slopes of the mountains.

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All too soon it was time to hike back down the stream and head for home. I'll be back, perhaps Thursday?

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!

hopper

Very nice and quality pics as always.

How do you post more than 6 pics?

If you hunt with your kids you will never have to hunt for you kids.

troutphisher

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tbird4

Helluva Monday, WB ;hb  Mine sucked :(  At least I can look here and daydream a bit.


blue ridge angler

beats the hell outta my monday.. 0--0


kylemc


cmiller51h

"Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way" GEN George S. Patton, 3rd Armor Commander

CR

Thanks for sharing- I need to ditch work for some mid-week fishing bad!

"I Feel God In This Chili's Tonight"

OldDominionAngler

Very cool stream, does it fish well in the summer?  Looks like it might.



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