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By fatman

There's something about a native fish. Not just wild, but fish that are "supposed" to be there. Fish that were there before all the bipeds started spreading stuff around. I'm not immune to the attraction of "big" fish, or even "lots" of fish. But natives are something special.

Last year, on the way back from a fishless trip to Canada with Surly, we made a little side trip. I had mentioned that I'd never caught a brook trout in its native water. He has a camp in the eastern mountains that is surrounded by brook trout water. An hour stop, a few casts, and I had a "native" brook trout under my belt. But what with all the road burn and sleep deprivation that go along with a major expedition, it wasn't really an immersion in the country. We made plans to change that this fall:


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By Transylwader
Jah praise! Fat Man gets it! Well played. Headed to the homewaters right now to harass appalachias native chars :cool
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By LA Fly Guy
I’ll have what he’s having.
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By Redchaser
When I read "Gone Native" I was afraid there would be nekked pictures of Fatman, glad I was wrong. Looks like a beautiful way to spend some time.
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By LA Fly Guy
It always amazes me how small of water trout can inhabit and thrive.
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By BigTimber
there's fish in there? I think I've taken pisses with more cfm than those creeks.

He takes after his mother, that’s for sure.

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