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Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by troutrus - August 19, 2019, 20:24:13 pm
Two hours? Damn! :o
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Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Phil - August 19, 2019, 16:57:28 pm
The camera is definitely an upgrade. Nice fish, excellent photos.  /'/
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Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Al - August 19, 2019, 15:23:39 pm
Even with all the "woe is me" it looks like it turned out well for you Woolly. Love your pictures. bd;0  'c;  bd;0  'c;  bd;0  'c; 
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Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Woolly Bugger - August 19, 2019, 11:47:37 am

One of the hottest days of the year convinced me to wet wade the Smith in the afternoon. No one was in the parking lot when I arrived shortly after four. I dunked the Comparadun into some homebrew flyargra while I geared up. Stuffed some beers into the vest and headed across the field. A deer ran through the mirror plant parking lot and there were a couple more crossing the river below where I stepped into the cool water.

Failed to raise a trout in some usual spots but a little twitch of the comparadun got one to rise in the next spot and number two came shortly after that just at four kayaks floated behing me. The dad hollered out, "Thst the first fish that we've seen caught today!"









I was hoping for a bang up day, but that wasn't in the cards as things slowed down dramatically and I couldn't get another fish to hand. Time for a beer break. I picked up this brew at Trader Joe's. Brewed in Michigan, I thought it couldn't be too bad, boy was I wrong. I really thought it smelled like wet rocks, kind of mineral or chemical odor. Taste not much better, but it was cold and wet and I choked it down.







I moved on down to another productive run and was then high holed by a skein of Canada geese.



The fish weren't biting so I looked around and took some photos and drank another beer or two.





As I was taking a photo of this Garden Spider a moth (I think) got trapped in the web and like a flash the spider was off to inject its poison and wrap up its meal in more silk in a second. Then it returned to its resting spot waiting for another victim. 









Hoof print of a fawn.









Sometimes I just go with a triple surgeon's knot especially later in the day.



I began to see some more risers and went after them.







I continued on until it was beyond reason and I could no longer see my fly on the water.



Saw some ladybugs getting it on. "The mating and courtship rituals of ladybugs are poorly understood but to attract a mating
partner, ladybugs secrete pheromones and, once a suitable partner is found, the insects copulate for up to 2 hours."





Shot inspired by Doug's photo the other day...



There was a truck in the lot when I returned so it got stickered....



Snack....


$2.55 in NC.... Couldn't pass this price...








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Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters / Re: Smith-Continued
Last post by Dougfish - August 17, 2019, 11:25:50 am
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I made a bit of a last minute decision to Smith it Friday morning before the generation. Just a quick attitude adjustment. Kitted up and walked back through the hay (sic) field.



Now, my normal route to the mirror plant does not go over/by the river.
And I did not have a storm at my house on Thursday night.
So imagine my surprise at eyeballing the muddy river.  n!n
I waded in otherwise, changed my planned presentation to a hopper with a flashy dropper. Fished a notoriously good run and .....nuttin.
Walked back down, climbed out and back to the car. Went up towards the dam to get around the main source of the mud.
Still wasn't great, but better. Clipped off the hopper and tied on a largish klinkhammer sulfur and proceeded to whack 6 average browns. No bows for the first trip in a while.
And lost the only husky fish of the hour.  b';









Climbed out at a little after 11 and watched the water come up before boogieing home.  -0-
But I know I wasn't the only one not paying attention. :laugh:

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Warm Water / Re: Carp unlimited
Last post by Woolly Bugger - August 14, 2019, 22:11:49 pm
I spent about 30 minutes looking fer carps in the pond this morning had a half ass shot between trees, lost my fly. Came back later in the afternoon when I had a little more time. Got the  n!n from two and then had an eat but it didn't hold!  -+; May try again tomorrow or the next day...  p;-
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Warm Water / Re: Carp unlimited
Last post by stonerfly - August 14, 2019, 21:32:52 pm
Found about an hour to fish this evening, so I slipped down to nothingburger of an urban creek that flows through my neighborhood.  I have not previously fished this because it looked neither appetizing nor particularly fishy, but it turns out to have its own charms.

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Warm Water / Re: Return to walleye world
Last post by wildmttwalleye - August 13, 2019, 15:11:50 pm
The eye has moved up to #1 for me in all categories. Good shit
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Warm Water / Re: Carp unlimited
Last post by Woolly Bugger - August 13, 2019, 11:28:17 am
Quote from: Fin on August 13, 2019, 09:12:48 amI've been exploring a new carpin' destination from the high vantage point of my Kaku Voodoo. Ran the numbers this morning.  Two trips, 18 miles of shoreline paddled, six carp in the net.  That's 0.333 carp per miles explored.  Success!?!   


damn....

I walked the bank a dozen times this morning, had 3 good shots, was denied...
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Warm Water / Re: Carp unlimited
Last post by Fin - August 13, 2019, 09:12:48 am
I've been exploring a new carpin' destination from the high vantage point of my Kaku Voodoo. Ran the numbers this morning.  Two trips, 18 miles of shoreline paddled, six carp in the net.  That's 0.333 carp per miles explored.  Success!?!   
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