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Milligan Trout Phenom
10-17-2008, 12:53 PM
Ben and I went to the South Holston on a warm day last sunday. We fished the weierdam early that morning and caught a few on the brown san juan worm and thread midge, but no good size. After leaving there we stopped by rivers way about 3 miles from webb bridge up stream around 1:30 and I hooked up with my biggest brown on the fly rod, it was 19inches. 3 casts before that fish i had a big brown 20+ hook up and break me off on a strong run down stream. 5 casts after the 19inch brown i caught my new personal best brown at 21inches...i caught all my fish on the san juan and thread midge...what a day! I love pre-spawn fishing on the SOHO!
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flyred06
10-17-2008, 02:11 PM
Very nice fish. Be sure to put hose in the fish of the month thread. Congrats

wynnsman
10-17-2008, 04:40 PM
Wow great browns, way to go. Ill be there Sunday. What is a thread midge and what color worm? Again way to go.

milligan trout degree
10-17-2008, 06:02 PM
cute fish, i'll take half credit for tying the fly.

ChemEAngler
10-17-2008, 06:48 PM
Nice fish guys, the browns are really starting to show the spawning colors up there. I need to try a San Juan worm some time, never think to tie one on. You mentioned River's Way, last year I was told that it was only open to paying guests. Have they decided to open it to the public now? Nice water and fish in that area.

Travis

golfballs03
10-17-2008, 08:44 PM
Phenomenal

Milligan Trout Phenom
10-18-2008, 12:10 AM
Wow great browns, way to go. Ill be there Sunday. What is a thread midge and what color worm? Again way to go.

Thread midge is as simple as it sounds....size 20 hook and thread rapped around it....black for the thread midge and caught them on pink, red, dark brown, and light brown san juan worms.

Milligan Trout Phenom
10-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Nice fish guys, the browns are really starting to show the spawning colors up there. I need to try a San Juan worm some time, never think to tie one on. You mentioned River's Way, last year I was told that it was only open to paying guests. Have they decided to open it to the public now? Nice water and fish in that area.

Travis


I was in an unknown location between hictory tree and webb bridge...first time there...sry, but yes river's way is for private fishing only.thats what was close so i said that sorry.

Worrgamesguy
10-18-2008, 08:33 PM
What's that I see in your bottom lip? Haha I got sick off dip twice, and I'll never do it again.

milligan trout degree
10-19-2008, 02:17 PM
What's that I see in your bottom lip? Haha I got sick off dip twice, and I'll never do it again.


big fish and big dips go together, it does take some getting used to. in fact, im grabbing a can and headed to the watauga now.

Worrgamesguy
10-19-2008, 04:17 PM
big fish and big dips go together, it does take some getting used to. in fact, im grabbing a can and headed to the watauga now.

Haha I never finished a can, and I probably dipped once or twice a month for the better part of 3 years. One day after soccer practice I sat down in a bath and chilled out with a lip of Grizzly Wintergreen, and the waves in the water made me nautious and I lost it... And the last time I dipped was this summer at the paintball field, I was tossing a football with a buddy and the heat combined with over buzzing made me sick... I'm done with the stuff :frown: