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Started by Woolly Bugger, October 03, 2010, 23:14:31 PM

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Woolly Bugger

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

October 04, 2010, 08:56:31 AM #1 Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 10:15:40 AM by Woolly Bugger

well, I didn't really buy a '58 vette, I think it belongs to one of the Marketing people for Junior Johnson's legal mooshine business.

Anyway, after having to waste Friday waiting for a client meeting that never really happened and going to my daughter's soccer game Saturday morning (3, 1, 0), I headed up over the bump to meet up with Kyle and Lewis for a float down the 'lower' So Ho.  It was slow going for the first part floating on low water, the trout were rising and despite the clear skies and skittish fish I manage to take a few on the surface with a sparkle dun. Had a blast floating and we took out at o'dark thirty, and missed JT's VietCong Chicken soup.

Fernando, the firebug, built up the camp fire and we all swapped lies 'till late early in the morning.

My bag of fleece was left behind and the fire felt good on a chilly evening.

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Up around eight, PHG had the coffee brewing and after a couple of cups I headed out. Clouds had moved in during the night and the morning was quite a bit warmer than the night.

Mostly rainbows came to hand, had a few good fish on the line. I was drifting over this ledge and when the indicator stopped I assumed that I had snagged bottom. After a few good tugs attempting to rip the fly firm the didymo, I realized that I was hooked into a big rainbow.  They were taking stripper midges, bwo's and black fly nymphs.

Some pics of the morning....

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After a while of moving up and down the river I ended up where I started and caught a few more fish out of a productive run, including this fatty...

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After catching that brown I headed back up to camp. Most had leaf but I said good-bye to the stragglers and then went fishing.
As I was moving out into a run, a PFFer called to inform me that the water was coming up. I thought there was just going to be  a pulse, but not wanting to get caught in the middle of the river I moved on up to the run that they had been fishing.

The birds were active above the river and I tied on a CDC sulfur pattern. The fishing was pornographic, browns on dry flies! At some point the hatch change, or the fish became more selective and they wouldn't touch the sulfur. I soon noticed the flotillas of
bwos sailing down the river. My #18 parachute joined the fleet, and despite the horrific glare I the water I managed to set the hook on a few fish. The weather was turning nasty, cold windy and spitting rain. I was freezing, actually shivering on the water, but I couldn't stop fishing. I knew a warm dry car wasn't far off. Finally I had enough, with no jacket to ward off the cold wind I left the rising fish in the run and headed back on home.

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This was the first PFF that I've been to in a number of years, it was good to be back and see some old friends.
I don't plan on missing any more events.

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!

Devinsdad

First off thanks to Creek Scum for for putting this thing together, he was the brains behind the operation, I just carried the clip board :mrgreen:

Thanks to Blake and Ralph for thier help too....

Thanks to PHG and help for great Gumbo and Hoppin John, I am not usually a fan of Hoppin John, but that was real good.

Thanks to David and Ralph for the great breakfast Saturday morning.  Fried taters, sausage, gravy, and biscuits.  Out of site you guys.

JT and Bill Res thanks for the Muc tak...Muk Tok...Mak Mo... WTF ever it was chicken with Barley can't say it, but sure can eat it.

Ms Melanie... thank you for the cakes, you da woMAN!!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to clean up and help out without being asked.

Peddler, thanks for flawlessly staying the hell out of the way... :mrgreen:  Good to see you on the water again buddy.

Big thank you to Mr Blake for Friday afternoon on the River in da boat.  Caught some fish, had some laughs.... everybody's an assh@le, depending on who's catching the fish....Dan ended up being the biggest Ahole... I don't think he minded since he spanked all our asses with many fish landed by him  :evil:   what a great, great afternoon Blake and Dan...what a good time

Thanks to Juddy for sprucing up the place a bit and letting us share his little piece of heaven.

Some other thoughts

Osprey's are better fisherman than we ever hope to be-  they never miss
"Liability waiver...Oh I can get around that.." spoken as only an attorney can :lol:  :lol:  :mrgreen:
Campfire that can be seen from Bristol and Demascus.. Thanks Fernando!
Great sleeping weather
Rocket fuel grapes
Bluegrass courtesy of Bill and Phil
Moving memorial for missing PFF brothers
trout rising everywhere sipping midges
4 pound browns.. way to go Rueben
more of Creek Scums bodacious hot sauces...MMM MMM
How many pounds of chicken scraps can one dog eat....
Shane's awesome T shirts... as usual. Thanks
Woolly payin a visit... good to see ya man.
catching fish all 3 days
meeting and sharing some water with a fine soldier from Fort Bragg.  I hope you join us again John... He even called me "Sir"... dayum that's training when you can call an ahole like me "sir"  :mrgreen:

Some Pic's

JT and Billres  hard at it
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Peddler and Steve
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Rueben, that fish was not that big :lol:
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Straw boss helpin the cook... no JT did not slice his hand, but he did threaten to let the air out of some folks :lol:
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New guy John
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Christensen caught some fish
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Dan.. it was his weekend for fishin...thanks for the magic fly
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Late afternoon sun on the water below Hickory tree bridge

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The WTF chicken
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The fire pit before...
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Fernando says " Lets see those pyro McStreamers and Devin top this"
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you coul roast a Marshmellow from 30 feet away it was so hot

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The back side of the fire log
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Disco helps with breakfast... er Dinner :mrgreen:
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The rolling Palace
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twilight at camp
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Trout Chaser

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Campfire shenanigans
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Lies and more lies....
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One last cast before heading out
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Across the river
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Camp scenes
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Great trip ya'll  thanks for the laughs and the good times.  Let's do it again real soon.


diaz dassie

Very nice gents! Fernando LaTrucha is defintiley Pyro, holy crap, who woulda through that big ass tree could be set on fire!  V:;


HuckA1A

Looks like a great time.  I had to have passed some of y'all on the water.


Arky_Dan

I missed another 1 ..Mayhap Shady Valley this coming May . I need to break in my 2 new knees on the water.

work is for people who don't know how to fly fish !!!!!!

croaker

Sounds like I missed a good urn.
Thanks fer sharing some pictures and tales.

Hoping to make it to Shady Valley in May...

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Woolly Bugger

missed ya don! but there was enough riff raff without you....

Don't go asking about JT's dream.... what happens at the PFF stays at the PFF....

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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!

croaker

October 06, 2010, 22:28:34 PM #8 Last Edit: October 07, 2010, 22:55:03 PM by croaker
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on October 05, 2010, 20:28:45 PM

missed ya don! but there was enough riff raff without you....

Hell, Shane & Peddler were there to keep up the low standards that the riff raff have strived for for years  'c;

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Woolly Bugger

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!

kylemc

Don't know whos Bullit that was,Peddler? But Thanks ;D


jwgnc

A fine squadron of drunken fishers.   Did you remember to take two aspirin before passing out?

Stalk softly and carry a green stick.

croaker

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Arky_Dan

work is for people who don't know how to fly fish !!!!!!



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