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    Jan 2011
    Race City USA, NC

    Default Some slow fishing in the high country

    I recently went on a 2 day 1 night trip to the high country. I found out quickly the water is 10-12 degrees colder in the higher elevations compared to the lower elevation streams I have been fishing this year.

    The fishing was very slow. I fished 5 creeks and barely scraped up a handful of small rainbows. No browns were caught but I did at least manage to hook one.

    4 of the 5 streams I fished are streams I am fairly familiar with and they typically yield very good numbers of fish, with a few larger ones thrown in from time to time. I am not the best fly flinger in the world, but I am convinced the water temps had them shut down.

    Yesterday, I fished one of the best brook trout streams in NC and got skunked. I did have one rise to the dry and hooked another with the nymph. That was it.

    I thought yesterday's hike out was going to kill me. I need to drop a few pounds, it was a grim reminder of what poor shape I am in. It is a brutal and very steep uphill hike. I thought my knees were going to give out on me and I am pretty sure I suffered a mild heart attack about 3/4 of the way up.

    It was still a fun trip and the scenery was amazing. The mountains look so different this time of year with no foliage, except for the rhododendron.

    Wild troutin', blue linin', fly flingin', camo wearin', redneckin' elitist.

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    Those are some great pics Possessed, and a beautiful place to be fishing.

    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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    Default Re: Some slow fishing in the high country

    Between this post and the other on Rainbows you fish in beautiful places. I have fished in the Smokey's (TN side) and love the scenery. Your pictures are great and to take a few fish is even better.

    Keep sharing your adventures so I can live vicariously through you.
    Tight lines,


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