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 Post subject: Bluelining around these parts
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:31 pm 
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Went out with Flydoctor yesterday to check on a blueline he hadn't seen yet and I was worried that the last few years hadn't been kind to. We got over there as the bugs were just waking up. First pool we came by saw two little bows rising reliably.

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As the day warmed the water got a good buzz of caddis and such. No huge monsters. A lot of healthy fish. Larry caught the biggest fish. He has that pic :)

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Stream was really nice and levels were pretty good.

Imagine hard and you can see the three or four fish laying on that tree lap. I know three for sure :)

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Got a chance from high ground to spot for Larry. I called em and he caught almost to the fish. That was as much fun as fishing ;)

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The stream was in great shape. Larry found a brookie toward the top. Pretty sure there's more :)

I personally like catching the bows.

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Looking forward to seeing Larry's collection of pics. There's a bow if it turns out that glowed. First time I had the privilege to fish with the Flydoctor. Hopefully will get into some of those little streams around about here :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:55 pm 
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Gotta thank Brad for playing gillie for me. We chased after bows most of the day before we finally got up above a good waterfall and got a brookie. Too bad we had to leave right after I got this fish but I marked the site on my GPS and will definitely go back to see how good the population is further up the mountain. Nice to see that there really are brookies down here that are as big as those I used to get in SNP. Here are a couple pics of the catches of the day:

This bow came after my EHC in a nice pool that Brad siced me on to:

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Here's that nice brookie that popped up in a nice plunge pool above the waterfall:

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Very nice. Swannanoa River? :) Great looking water, guys, and beautiful fish. As great as the SoHo is, I got home sick when I saw your photos. Glad y'all had a good day and thanks for sharing. -Knox

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Nice fish. I tried to talk the wife into it today. But the kids were beat after walking around the nature center, so I just gave the gear a nice ride. Man, I am itching to hit a wild stream.


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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:20 am 
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Riverview wrote:
Very nice. Swannanoa River? :) Great looking water, guys, and beautiful fish. As great as the SoHo is, I got home sick when I saw your photos. Glad y'all had a good day and thanks for sharing. -Knox


I'm not sure where I was exactly, Brad had me blindfolded on the way in and out. However I did squeeze off a GPS coordinate at one point and it looks like we were within shouting distance of Tenn--Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
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If Knox looks hard and thinks a bit he'll recognize the stream. If he's forgotten his way I would be glad to show him :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
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Oh, I know that stream. That's a backwoods area for sure. There's another stream just down the road closer to to the TN line I've wanted to try. Some good strawberry patches around there, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
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I think that was where we were gonna go if this one wouldn't have panned out.

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 Post subject: Re: Bluelining around these parts
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Beautiful, just plain beautiful!


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