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Freakin' rain ruined my trip......

Started by AL trout bum, January 23, 2012, 00:42:24 AM

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AL trout bum

January 23, 2012, 00:42:24 AM Last Edit: January 23, 2012, 13:07:34 PM by AL trout bum

One hell of a trip regardless. Fish or no fish, I had a great time hanging out with everyone. I never got the skunk off the entire trip. So no fish pics for me.
Friday afternoon..
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I wonder why they call them the smoky mountains?
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The only thing I caught..
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Friday night activities..
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A few decided to pass time tying flies...
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Saturday was rainy crappy weather that finished off what fishable water wasn't ruined by Friday's rain.....but we still tried
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Saturday night was more of the same: drinking, hanging out, and eating good. Grilled amberjack fillets, cocktail sausages, pork loin, boston butt, chili, etc. Woke up Sunday and everybody parted ways. We decided to go up to higher water with hopes that brook trout would cooperate and hopefully the water would be lower and slower....
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The water was clear, but the rocks were slicker than owl s%#@ and the water was too fast..
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I saw a good pool that I just knew would hold a fish....
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...but it didn't. I didn't even see one spook off. So I tried to take an artsy fartsy picture..
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The view of the stream from the trail...
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We snapped a quick group photo and headed back with the smell of skunk. Had a great time just being outside and hanging out smoking cigars and drinking with the guys. Come spring, I need redemption.........
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"Sloppy and rough wading have saved more trout than any regulation written by man."

Transylwader

Well played Matt. The fucking rain almost ruined my last second dash to tell mother ature to kiss my bollocks. Smokies are especially devious at foiling trips. Fuck it all mate, we;ll smash 'em soon enough ;D -0-


Holmes

Sucks man. Well at least you made it out. I hope to add a TR here by thursday. Shitty weather sure has kept me on the bottle and at parties when I should be fishin' instead....


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!

AL trout bum

Thanks guys. There was no shortage of whiskey and scotch. In fact, the first morning someone said, "You know we've got some good liquor when the Maker's 46 hasn't been cracked open yet." It was a fun trip, but come spring I am going to do another run at it.

"Sloppy and rough wading have saved more trout than any regulation written by man."

benben reincarnated


Aka

Looks like a good time regardless...

Next time ya might drink Mezcal that way yo can use the worm if the troots aren't taking the flies.

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