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 Post subject: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Brown Trout

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So, I looked at the DeLorme and saw a Creek down in the Globe that I had never fished. I knew where it was, however -- on land owned by the notorious Ritch clan. Mean-ass mountain men, they are. Serious dudes.

I told my wife where I was headed. "You're crazy," she replied. "Call me if you can."

I packed the usual stuff with an extra addition. Not concealed -- worn on the hip.
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The stream was a disappointment. A few little rainbows and a brook....
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I was getting to a good looking set of runs, and a loud voice said "Get the F#ck outta here, boy."
"Is that Gaither or Bob?" I asked. "This is Phil from the Woodlands. You know me. "

There was a pause, and Bob Ritch came out of the woods carrying a 30.06. Pointed at me. Needless to say, I didn't pull my .357. I was outgunned bad.

"Phil? What the Hell are you doing on my land?"
"Uhhh -- I didn't see any posted signs."
"There don't need to be no posted signs. Get on back to Blowing Rock. Now."
"Uhhh --Yessir."

I guess the rest of that stream won't be explored by me. If anyone else wants to go, I'll be glad to give you directions. :o


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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:03 pm 
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I ain't going there, but I am curious where you were, so I make sure to not go there.

I am glad you did not get shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:13 pm 
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Go down into the Globe and turn right on Upton Road. It's not marked. Go until you see a gate with an old dead bulldozer.

Or -- better yet -- don't go there. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:41 pm 
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I think 2 fish makes it official that you've caught trout there. No need to go back. :?

Pistol v Rifle is bad odds. Good call.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:39 am 
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Big red X put on that area of the map!!

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:47 am 
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I've fortunately never had that happened before. Being a local and a school teacher has gotten into a few spots that others might not have.

I would be careful up in some of these mountain hollars around now. Pot season brings out some dangerous trap setting bastards this way. Had one on my heel once. On my land :x Took the SOB's trap and let the sheriff and SBI cut down his damn patch.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:53 pm 
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You must miss your Vietnam old days where you went to a place you knew you will get shot at... Try not to get hit again.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Glad you made it out Phil. Don't think I would risk that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:22 pm 
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You are lucky he didn't call the sheriff.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird Blueline Today
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:58 pm 
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Had the same thing happen to me on the lower end of Upper Creek years ago

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