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 Post subject: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Floated the Tuckaseegee on Saturday.

Beautiful day. Beautiful weather. Water was high and with lots of color.
Marginal but fishable. Only one side was generating in the morning but that was still plenty enough water to keep all but 3-4 wade fisherman out of the water, and they wisely hovered near the banks. Later both sides were opened and that slowed the catching.

It is always a joy to spend time with guide Roger Lowe. He is available for a variety of trips and waters. He is now back into guiding full time after over 2 years away. The rumors of his death are muchly exaggerated. I asked if he still had copies of his book of Smokey Mountain patterns and he responded yes.

Susan had a wonderful time. We tried for the Susie's Smokies Slam but she never could get a brown into the net. She was great. Doubled the length of line she was able to fish by the end of the day and was mending like she had been doing it forever. She now knows what a Thingamabobber is and how it works. Why, before the end of the day, she was dead drifting a streamer.

The Tuck will be at maximun fish capacity for the year next week. If you haven't fished it remember before you go to check the Duke Power site for generation schedules. It is typical DH fishing but with plenty of room. Very wide and for the most part a river bottom that is very conducive to wading. No rhodo or briars. Highly unusual to have problems with vegetation snaring your fly. Other than the Nanty I have fished the Tuck more than any other. If you want any local intel message me and I will share whatever I can to help.

Here's a few snaps to document the occasion.

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Yeah, you're right. I overmarried.
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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:51 pm 
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Nice report! I fished the Tuck(section below the 107 bridge) for my first time about 10 days ago and got the slam. First fish was a brown and the next two were brookies. It then became mostly bows with an occassional brown.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:28 am 
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headgear wrote:
Yeah, you're right. I overmarried.


You were reading my mind! :D ;)

Great way to keep the lady happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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how about some contact numbers for Roger's guiding service.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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I was trying to be a little subtle. Glad you asked.

Roger Lowe (828) 400-7415.

He has multiple water craft and a team of guides. He has been on just about every stream and river in W. NC and E. TN. Be sure to mention Susan's and my name. We have been friends with his family for more than 10 years. I promise you will find Roger to be an excellent guide and a great person. You too will feel you have a new friend with a lifetime of fly fishing and outdoor experience. AND willing to share.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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Ben, great report and Im glad you had a good time.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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Great job Ben, the smiles say it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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Great report Ben. Looks like you all had a great time. I was thinking you over-punted your coverage with Susan. Glad y'all caught some fish and shared some smiles.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
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I have wanted to float the Tuck for a while now. Doesn't it hold smallmouth too?

The black and white shot of you and your wife is a wall hanger.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing with the wife, Guided by Roger Lowe
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:49 am 
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Kyle, there are smallmouth below Dillsboro, so you can fish for DH trout upstream and bass downstream. This time of year, since they removed the dam, there are a few trout below the old Dillsboro dam as well, so it can be a pretty mixed bag.

Nice report, by the way. Looks like the wife had a good time too. I've got to get back over there....


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