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By Transylwader
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[report]MRL0004 wanted in on some blueline action, how could I deny the man the opportunity at catching 4" fish? Bearsfan was right, I am a daggum trout weenie, but fuck it...

TX hosted us for the weekend and we had a grand ole time up in Appalachia. I spent Friday fishing 8 piss trickles and having a blast with the 2wt.




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A place that celebrates halloween 365. Creepy mountain folk...

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MRL004 made it over Friday eve from the SoHo. Game plan devised...

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Twenty South African Rand to the drakian who identifies this Quilt pattern.

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TX hucked ugly musky size streamers tojack this Cricket bat

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MRL004 found a Roy Orbowson

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Woolly Bugger copyright infringement?

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This brown is bigger than the pune red fish I caught in Florida 2 weeks ago. A sure sign of the times...

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Next stop? The Franzen Homecoming Downtown Lenoir Parade then Steelie Alley with Rammers and Co.[/report]
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By ncguy
#490231
For the record that quilt pattern is the trout variation of the classic bow tie pattern
#490256
Love them blue lines. Also like that 'bleach bypass' editing on the photos. Perfect way to tell the story.
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By NeedmoreDEET
#490274
That was an enjoyable break from my day :cool

Tough getting back in the work mode after a week in Cabo - lol
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By tailchaser
#490276
a little freaked out by the chick (or whatever the fuck that is).. in the window...
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By VTNZ
#490285
tailchaser wrote:a little freaked out by the chick (or whatever the fuck that is).. in the window...
X2. "walk faster and keep yer head down..."

When the season is coming to an end, a trip like that is just alot tastier. Nice stuff man... :cool
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By Transylwader
#490295
VTNZ wrote:
tailchaser wrote:a little freaked out by the chick (or whatever the fuck that is).. in the window...
X2. "walk faster and keep yer head down..."

When the season is coming to an end, a trip like that is just alot tastier. Nice stuff man... :cool
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I so wanted to steal that beer mug. I looked over the rise and there stood the land owner getting ready to fire up the chain saw. We all shat bricks yesterday. Three gun shots were fired, pit Bulls glaring at us in trailers, locals attending church service.
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The Rock woulda been proud...The Peoples Elbow :smile
#490341
Damn fine trip. I'll be hitting the west edge of that range in about a week. Glad to see fish are still somewhat eager.
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By BearsFan
#490407
Well done!



Did I really say daggum? I have been talking to Bobby too much..


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By mrl0004
#490442
[report]Fall to me is a lot of things, but since I have started fly fishing, one thing is usually on my mind.....trout, the brown variety to be exact. With that in mind, I planned to head north hoping to catch lots of browns. Had plans with a friend to fish out of his drift boat, but he wussed out because he now has titanium screws in his hand or some other lame excuse. I told him it would make him stronger, but he wasn't buying it. I took off work Thursday and Friday to hit my favorite tailwater solo and then head over to NC Friday night to spend the weekend fishing with TX and Transylwader. It was a long drive, but anticipation and adrenaline kept me going. Some of these pics are Mike's, thanks again for taking them and sending them to me.

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I arrived Thursday afternoon to find that they were generating, so I went to my cabin and ate a quick lunch.

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I made the best of what little time I had, but no big ones...

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This guy had obviously already been hooked....
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Once generation started, I had about 3 hours to run and fish down low before the water arrived. I fished for most of those three hours without catching a thing.

At least the scenery was nice...

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Left after lunch on Friday to go ahead and make my way over to NC. I stopped along the way for some small stream fishing.

Saw a really cool old bridge:
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Some random shed in the middle of nowhere...

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All I caught were small rainbows..

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So far my pursuit of brown trout had been a failure, or at least the big ones. I met up with the guys in NC Friday night and the beer drinking and BSing commenced.

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The next morning came way too early and I somehow gathered my things and we headed to the first stream of the day. Thirty minutes later, we arrive at the stream. We started suiting up and guess who had left their wading boots? That's right, another hour round trip behind because I am an idiot. Oh well, we got it together and were on the creek in no time. I caught some rainbows that were not worth the time to photograph, so I don't have lots of pics. This is some of the morning:

Transylwader is in there somewhere...

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TX and Transylwader:

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TX releasing a bow:

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Some scenery:

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Then we came across a deep pool that just had to hold fish. And boy did it....

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In that case, a rainbow is ok with me, but I still am striking out on my pursuit of browns. We retire back to TX's man cave and drink beer and eat some awesome burgers.

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We stayed up a while swapping fish stories and watching fly fishing films on the huge projector screen.

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The next morning we awake with the task of getting me my first blueline brown trout. At this point I have accepted that I will not catch a big fish and just decide to go after numbers.

Places like this are worth the hike in..

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We found a beer can older than I am...

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Fishing a 9 feet wide creek is tough with one person, add two more and it is complete chaos. We somehow manage it, but no fish are caught up this high...

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We get on the stream and I immediately hook up (please be a brown, please be a brown)

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Son of a .......

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I swear I am cursed. Why can't I catch the one fish I want, I don't even care how big it is, just let me catch a brown.

We fish on up....

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Transylwader caught a real nice 14" brown, then benben proceeded to catch a nice one. Apparently all I can catch are rainbows.

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We work our way to the last pool of my 850 mile round trip to catch brown trout and I have zero browns to show for it. First cast, BAM! Fish on! The just as quickly, Fish off! :evil: Last cast, this is eat please something eat.....

Thank God!

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I am still in pursuit of that awesome brown trout day. Maybe next time I wil go after rainbows and maybe I will catch some browns then. However, this trip is over. I have a 6hr drive back and I need to hit the road. A quick celebratory beer and in the parking lot and I hit the road.

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On this trip I learned you can't always get what you came after, but time on the water with new friends, surrounded by beautiful mountains, and catching some beautiful trout isn't all that bad.

I had a great time guys. I can't thank TX enough for allowing me to crash there and Mike for driving me around and putting me on fish. Already looking forward to next time...... :cool[/report]
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