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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:55 am 
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Warpaint Shiner
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Hello, I'm a new member here. I recognize many of you from some of the other forums.

I'm a wild trout, blue line junkie. I fish for browns, rainbows, and brooks. I also enjoy backcountry backpack camping but will car camp/RV camp once in a while. I've made several camping trips this year with most being solo. I do most of my fishing solo but will venture out with other anglers at times.

I really don't have a favorite species. I like them all. I like browns as they tend to run a little larger. I like brooks since they are so beautiful and are our only true native species. I like rainbows as they tend to fight harder size for size than the others. I also enjoy their aerobatic displays.

I try to get on the stream every chance I get and I've got about 60 days on stream in 2010, that's not enough to satisfy my addiction.

I have not been fishing in 10 days and I am "jonesin'" bad right now. I'll be on the water Tuesday, hopefully the upcoming rains will help the water levels.

I fish small high gradient streams, I feel totally out of place on larger water and on flat water. I prefer my streams 20 feet wide max.

I do most of my fishing in Pisgah, but do venture to GSMNP and to VA once in a while.

I have yet to catch a really big trout. My largest trout to date is a GSMNP brown that measured 14 inches. I catch a fair number of 9-12 inchers, but that's pretty much as big as I seem to catch.

I practice capture and release almost all the time, but I am not opposed to keeping and eating an occasional wild trout.

It's not all about the fishing, I just love to be out in them hills and all that comes with that experience.

I really don't consider myself a trout fisherman, I'm a trout hunter. That's the way I look at it. The stalking, the guerrilla tactics, and all that involves hunting the elusive wild trout.

Here's a few pics from this year.

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Nice flicks,

Good to have another Blue Liner on the board. Welcome

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Ditto what JT said. Welcome!


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Welcome

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Welcome aboard! You've set a scary precedent for yourself, but thanks for the pics and the intro. I'm a small stream junkie, too, with a lifetime of bluelines to keep my mind busy. Thanks for sharing- you'll like it here! -Knox

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Welcome
Thanks for the pics


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Aren't you a South Carolina boy, or do I have you mixed up with someone else? Welcome by the way!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:23 am 
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OK, I'll say it. Getting the crayfish to hand is impressive. :lol:


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5xTippett wrote:
Aren't you a South Carolina boy, or do I have you mixed up with someone else? Welcome by the way!


I lived there for a few years. NC is my home now.

Thanks for all the welcomes, guys.

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Nice intro - 14" brown in GSMNP is one heckuva trophy in my book


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