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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011
    Race City USA, NC

    Default First Trip of 2012

    I decided to take advantage of the winter heat wave we are having and do a little fishing today. I chose a lower elevation stream hoping the water would not be too cold for a little wild trout action.

    The forest road gate was closed, so I had to walk a mile uphill before I could start fishing. That was grim reminder of how out of shape I am.

    The first fish of 2012, caught on the second cast of the day. What a beast.

    Considering it's January, the fishing wasn't too bad. All fish caught were pretty small, but I caught a bunch of them.

    This dude is a runner. I was 5 miles upstream and one tributary away from the nearest stocked waters. He has done some traveling and is now trying to blend in and live among the wild trout, such a poser.

    I fished a dry/dropper all day, with most fish being caught on a BH hair's ear nymph. I caught a few on the dry and had a lot strikes on the dry. As normal for this time of year, strikes were subtle and a quick hookset was critical. I missed several fish due to slow hooksets.

    I had a lot of fun and it was a great day to be on the stream. 64 degrees in January, at 3500 feet elevation, you can't beat that.
    Wild troutin', blue linin', fly flingin', camo wearin', redneckin' elitist.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Congrats on the first trip of 2012, looks like a great time!

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    Must had been great fun. Wish I had fishable waters closer to home.

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    What a wonderful day you had on the first trip of the year. I was up this morning at 5 am ready to fling my first fly of the year when I checked the generation... Perhaps tomorrow.

    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    such pretty fish. I would be happy catching too many to count of those.

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    Well done. Look forward to some more reports!
    I fish, therefore, I drink...

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