As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Started by The Dude, July 10, 2011, 20:14:54 PM
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
I left the house at 5:30AM, arrived at the pull off at 8AM, rigged up and hit the trail by 8:15AM. I hiked to the trail's end, past the old logging camp, crossed the stream a few times, bushwhackedthrough the rhodos and eventually started fishing by 9:30AM. The woods were like a rainforest, damp from the week's rains and humid air. I was soaked from head to toe busting through the brush and undergrowthmy clothes taking up the dew from the leaves, and sweat from my body. But the good news was that the stream was flowing quite nicely and the fish were feeding happily.
I didn't end taking many pictures today, as I was just content to be out on the stream. I even kept the camera in the holster for the big fish of the day. It just seemed better that way.Anyway, before I make this a really worthless post and any more boring to those who have made it this far, here are some photos from the day.
Guests are not allowed to view images in posts, please Register or Login
Guess I got no life haha but nice report and nice pictures! And I doubt that this will be your last time chasing trout, but if it is, thats a good way to go
I have no life, but I did enjoy your trip report. Looks like you made your last day out count, big time. Best of luck with your re-location and your new job.
Looks like a hell of a way to go out. Well played and you know I have no life.
Thanks, Rich. I'm sure I'll make it back once or twice a year, but just not like it used to be.
I know you love those small streams and brookies
I have an a special place in my heart for them as well
There is a whole world of 6, 8, and 10 weights that are awaiting you. -0-
Give me a call and a place to toss a sleeping bag Ill gladly show you how to double haul.
Good luck on the new place and dont be a stranger
Ill put a bed in the man room for you to crash in when you are up this way.
...and that's what makes it so sweet. Nicely done.
Where ya headed?
Great report Dude and good luck wherever you're headed. 0:0
Great report - best of luck in the new endeavor
I'll be living a more coastal lifestyle down the road in the Hilton Head/Beaufort area.
Also, one thing that I forgot to mention about yesterday's fishing. I noticed "antennae" sticking out of the gullets of 4 or 5 fish throughout the day. I assumed that they had been eating crawfish. Finally, I caught a small speck that had like 3 sets of tentacles protruding from its mouth. I thought there was no way that a small fish like that could eat multiple crawfish and not have a noticable bulge in its stomach. So, I tugged on the "antennae" and it turned out to be the legs from a daddy long legs. I guess that is what they were keying in on, fwiw. I wonder if they all were from instances where the daddy long legs somehow fell into the water, or if they might be jumping up and picking them off of overhanging rocks and branches. Or maybe they enter the water a lot more than I realize.
Im working on ARCGIS. Spent yesterday walking the marsh flats up in Carolina Beach. Still cannot justify salt water fly fishing over bluelining. That brookie mentality runs too deep in my veins. You will be missed bruddah. I will hold the fort on ***** Creek until someone crazy as you can accompany a dumb Saffa
Good report, John-I've been out West with the family on a road trip around the 4 Corners area, so I've been "off the grid" for a couple of weeks (mostly National Park camping in Arizona and Utah). As I type this from a KOA cabin in Durango, CO, I wish you well in the Beaufort area; you will be missed in the Upstate. We will expect to see some redfish pics soon.
Oh, and good to see you on here FlyTiger/Rich. We'll go after some brookies ourselves after I get back. Aaron
Great report. Hopefully, you will be back in G'ville soon.
Hit me up if you ever want to fish I'm on the south side Charleston half of the year a lot of reds down there. Jason Aldean sucks, steals all his music from Brantley Gilbert. But seriously let me know when your all settled down that way I'll be glad to help you make the adjustment