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  1. Streamers in the Rain 2/7/13

    Awarded by , 02-08-2013 at 04:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dylar View Post
    Got out to do some streamer fishing for the first time. The weather didn't fully start cooperating until later in the day. Stretched my casting skills to the max and managed four nice 'bows, the largest around 22" or so. Got a hard follow from a massive brown in the 28-30" range, but he pulled up at the last instant when he saw me. Had another fish that felt larger than the ones I landed pull off after slipping into
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    Freshwater Fishing , ‎ Fly Fishing
  2. 2/5/13: Troutin' in the Sun

    Awarded by , 02-07-2013 at 09:05 AM

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylar View Post
    Got out on a bright and lovely winter day, and fished the main stem of the French Broad near Rosman. Picked up a borderline obese buck brown in the 18-20" range on a gold Rapala floater. He puked up a bunch of what looked like larval salamanders—presumably washed from their rock crevices by the recent high water—then flopped back in before I could get a clear shot at him with my phone. I didn't get any more action
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    Fly Fishing
  3. Davidson on the Fly

    Awarded by , 01-29-2013 at 11:24 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylar View Post
    Finally decided to put on my big boy pants and try my hand at fly fishing on something other than private water. I really wasn't sure I was ready to for real fishing with the long rod, but I went out on the hatchery section of the Davidson. As it turned out, the mostly close quarters fishing allowed me to cover up my serious casting deficiencies. Unfortunately, no such luck on covering up my serious hook setting deficiencies.
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    Fly Fishing
  4. More fun in the rain

    Awarded by , 01-17-2013 at 01:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mrpossumtail View Post
    Recent weather has blown out about 99.9% of the area trout streams but lucked out at a small tailwater flow. No sooner than I arrived rain started falling briskly. Thankfully I was dressed warm enough to endure the cold temps being soaked. I only fish this stretch in flood situations due to the lack of access and remote nature. There was about 25 cfs of discharge but noticed a significant spike in volume as a
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    Fly Fishing
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  5. A picture taker, finally!

    Awarded by , 01-16-2013 at 09:25 AM

    Quote Originally Posted by finstalker View Post
    This is a week late, work and a stomach bug have kept me sidelined. Went out on the 6th for a couple of hours. Bypassed my favorite holes and headed downstream to a spot I had luck at last January. Pool had silted in by 40%. Managed 3 small ones. Worked upstream about 200 yds to some fast water. Cast to the tail of the fast chute and the bite was on! Caught over a dozen from the one spot, including a 13"-14"
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    Fly Fishing