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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by shrpshtr, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. shrpshtr

    shrpshtr

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    i posted a couple of these in another thread but i wanted to get them out there again for all to see.

    like many here, i am a new fly fisherman. after gearing up and practicing during the majority of the fall and early winter, in March this year i went to Western NC on a fly fishing trip. in four days, my buddy and i caught a total of 76 trout. it was a blast, we mainly fished the east fork of the French-Broad river and some over at the South Mills river. both were fantastic, here are a couple of the pics from our trip.

    [​IMG] Rainbow Trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Brown Trout

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    Brown Trout

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    Brown Trout
     
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    NIce fish, goes great with butter and over a fire.
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    You can also wrap them in tinfoil and throw then in the coals for a while. They are mighty tasty that way too. Thanks for the pic. I have not gotten a chance to get out much this year yet. This makes me want to throw the fly rod in the van for those times I am driving next to a river
     
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    All of you sould come over to NW Ga and the Alabama line. We have some awesome trout fishing here. Those are great pics, congrats on the mother load lol.
     
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    thanks all! i had an absolute blast on that trip.

    hey kim, say when! ;) i am always looking forward to a good fishing opportunity!
     
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    Catch and release.
     
  7. shrpshtr

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    in NC, from what i understand, all waters are catch and release until april. so, unfortunately, none of these fish made it to the skillet. in october (my next trip) however, all of those fish won't be so lucky...;).
     
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    At least you have dates to know when to catch and when to release. Here in Montana there are sections of the river that are catch and release. Some of the river is normal fishing, then there will be a 1 1/2 mile strecth that is catch and release only, then it will be normal for a couple of miles then some more catch and release. You have to a surveying expert to know exactly where you can and cannot catch and release,
     
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    i always thought that was weird in NC too. a lot of the rivers up there are laid out in similar fashions. probably not to that extent because most of the ones i know of have a significant landmark, etc. to differentiate between the 2 different types of waters.

    heaven forbid they make things easy on outdoorsmen.
     
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    Are sure that big one isn't a Brookie? Check the White edge on the anal fins. Also not a lot of color = planted?

    The little bow with the spots is spectacular!

    Sounds like a great trip. What type of Rosco do you guys pack when fly fishing?
     
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    Here we have alot more free range in fishing. I live right by the Alabama line so if it's not good in GA go 20mins and it's always great in AL lol..We don't have season of catch and stuff here..too much water for them to keep track lol. Most of the time when we go out we can set up camp on an island and fish forever lol.
    Just let me know when ur free and we can set up a trip.
     
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    Good looking fish! I have not ventured into fly fishing for trout YET, still using ultra-light spinning gear. I used to go to the Little Red River in Arkansas twice a year. The world record brown trout came from this river. It weighed something like 43 lbs. Saw a replica of it, and it was HUGE. Didn't really look like a trout.

    Last time I went trout fishing in Oklahoma, I caught a 3 lb. rainbow. Sure was fun, and I kissed it and gently placed it back in the water so someone else could enjoy the fun I had.

    Am starting to have trout withdrawal just from reading this thread. Need to find time to get back up to Oklahoma and catch more.
     
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    I like fishing as much as the next guy but please tell me that you really didn't kiss it.
     
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    I actually DID kiss it. I kiss all the bigger fish I catch to thank them for the good time. I know I am not the only person that has ever kissed a fish!!!;P
     
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    your not the only one lol...adventure is fun
     
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    In Texas those make great bait for Stripers.
     
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    I was layedover in Houston alot, so took up to fishing off the docks close to the truck stops...The fish are hugh there and a simple worm won't catch a thing there lol...I miss that place;a
     
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    You're not, Roland Martin does it all of the time.
     
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    I usually just give them money! ;)
     
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    Glad you had a great time fly fishing.

    I'm still trying to master my open spinner reel and rod.

    But my three sons ages 10, 9, 7 caught five bluegills this weekend.

    Love fishing!

    Can clean your catch at the kitchen table.