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 Post subject: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:41 am 
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I got a call from DarrinG out of the blue to go fishing. I had to turn him down because my wife wanted to go shopping for kids clothes. :( When I told my wife about it she told me to go on and we could shop Thursday. Yes!! :P Whatta wife. So we hooked up for some wild trout on a stream I had always wanted to fish, but had never gotten around to it. The stream is prettty technical and fished hard as wild streams go around here. We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather. Fishing started a bit slow, but got better as the afternoon wore on. I started off with a March Brown dry and a HE dropper. The dropper seemed to be spooking the fish or the line was getting in the way. So I finally cut the dropper and did much better afterwards. Switched to a Hi Vis ant later and did very well with it. Here are some pics and a vid.

I was catching some very interesting color combinations of bows and browns. Usually most of the fish on a stream look similar, not here though. Interesting.

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And some browns.

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Darrin in "The River Runs Through It" pose. :-/

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And as always, some flowers.

Wild Strawberry

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Bluets

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Great Chickweed

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Not sure on this one, thought I knew. Gonna look more later.

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Knodding Trilliums, white and pink.

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Unsure on this one too. Gonna lock later.

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And the vid.

http://vimeo.com/11485970


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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:24 pm 
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Nice pics! Was that a little beetle in fishy's mouth?

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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Knock ta hell out post my friend !!! :D Really pretty bows and the flowers are good also.

Never seen the last flower flick. Just excellent photographs !! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:36 am 
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timbros wrote:
Nice pics! Was that a little beetle in fishy's mouth?

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My version of the Orvis Hi Vis ant. I love that fly, and the browns do to! :D Unfortunately, I think Orvis quit making it, so I had to figure out how to make my own.

JT, the fern looking flower is Lousewort. I got a heads up on that one over at CFF. Still have not been able to figure out the shrub though. Might have time tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:36 pm 
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Bubba Jason................ nice photo of Wood Betony.

- - - (EDIT): OOPS.................... just saw after I posted this that you called it "Lousewort," another common name for the same plant and also applies
to deputies from Mitchell County. :shock: :o :lol: ;)

On the "pink" (white) trillium, the white ones turn pink after they are pollinated.

Don't reckon you and Bubba Darrin ran into into moonshine stills up there ?

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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Did not know that about the trilliums. Very interesting! Go easy on Deputy Dog, he's a good guy. ;) But you know that. No shine still this time. I think I know where one is next to a super secret brookie stream we both know of. Either it's a still or someone had an urge to pour a big concrete slab in the woods and stick a pipe into the hill to make a spring. 8-) It's been years since we found it, wonder if it's still there?


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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Great pics :) thanks for sharing your alls trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:19 pm 
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flemming...yet again, great photos. bo is correct (of course) about the trillium turning pink. i believe that particular trillium to be catesby's trillium. it helps that i know where you were and that it is very common along that stream. the unidentified bush is possibly a sytrax, a shrubby plant akin (?) to the small tree, carolina silverbell. look it up and see what you think
keep up the good work


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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Like trout1st, I also thought that shrub or small tree photo might be Carolina Silverbell.
The silverbells around here usually come into full bloom around the peak of turkey season, around mid April. Does this seem to fit the time your photo was taken?

On the white trillium, I also thought either Gatesby or Large Flowered Trillium. I think I have seen Gatesbys Trillium bloom earlier than Large Flowered T. I recorded a patch of Large Flowered Trillium in full bloom on 5-2-10 in Yancey this spring.

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 Post subject: Re: Browns and bows
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Great post and I liked the video!

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