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 Post subject: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:37 pm 
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I finally got a decent weather report for Martinsville without rain and high winds, so I headed North. I knew I was going to have a late night, so I slept late. I didn't leave my house until 10:00. I arrived at the river after 2:30. I talked to the gentleman who is kind enough to let me park in his yard for awhile and then hit the river. I decided to start fishing beetles where I was and then head downstream looking for sulphers later. I was hoping the beetles would work this early. They did! I caught fish on the beetles for the next couple of hours. Most were browns except for a few rainbows, including one large one. Later on I headed downstream looking for some sulphers. I found some and fished for about an hour and caught a few more. I left before dark for my jaunt home. I am glad to see the Smith finally start to fish like it's supposed to.

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 Post subject: Re: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Good job Ben

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 Post subject: Re: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Ben,


Good fishing and good pics !!!!! :D :D

The fish look thin to me ------- your comment ??



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 Post subject: Re: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:40 pm 
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JT hope 5x doesn't mind me commenting but in the upper end of the river-- because of the generation surge and temperature spikes--there is not as much food.The fish live almost dormant and some fish may be 6-7 years old and only 10" long.5X has he river under control and can catch a truck load with the beetles and his new found sulpher patterns he is tying. Good job

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 Post subject: Re: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:43 pm 
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It's those scrawny Smith River browns. Disgusting, ain't it?

:mrgreen: OK, I'm green with envy. I just can't seem to find the time to head up there.


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 Post subject: Re: Beetles and Sulphers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Thats right phg fished up there today and just couldnt wait to leave. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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