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nvr2L8
01-23-2009, 02:10 PM
Went to Cades Coves this morning for a quick scout of the Spring Creek portion of Abrams. When I got there, the air temp was 29 and the water temp at the head of the creek was 46. Wet a BWO for a bit but saw no sign of fish. So I went on down to the Abrams Creek Trailhead and went up the creek from there. The water temp was 46.8 - wasn't expecting that. Threw in a #16 Quasimoto nymph and ended up the with this guy:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/nvr2l8_chuck/Abrams003.jpg

Around 9-10". Right after I caught him, I headed home. Why ruin a perfectly good morning? :biggrin:

flyred06
01-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Good catch. I hope you are going to put that in the fish of the month category. Thanks for sharing and helping feed the cabin fever.

David Knapp
01-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Sweet! Glad you had a nice morning...that is a beautiful rainbow...

Hal M
01-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Great looking fish helps cure cabin fever. What is the pattern for Quasimoto Nymph? I've never seen one. Again a great looking fish thanks for sharing.

HalM

nvr2L8
01-23-2009, 03:12 PM
The pattern I use for the nymph is to drive to Townsend and buy it at LRO. It's actually something like a BHPT with a copper head and a bent hook shaft. Has a little green flare to it.

Flyred, I've already posted for the fish of the month or I would stick this one in. Much nicer specimen but I wasn't sure on January 3 what else I might be catching for the month - this was the first time out since then after some bitter cold weather here.

Hal M
01-23-2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm about a five hour ride to get to LRO. I hope to take a weekend and get there for some of the tying classes. I really enjoy reading the forum and seeing the pictures.

HalM

flyred06
01-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Sorry I did not know that you had already made that entry, but darn nice fish and a heck of away to spend a winter afternoon.

PeteCz
01-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Charlie, Nice fish...I think you should edit your Jan 3rd post and insert that guy, as well...its too nice of a fish, in too hostile of conditions not to gloat a bit...the rest of us can only dream about fishing today...

BlueRaiderFan
01-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Wow! I can't even catch 'em in the Spring!:biggrin:

cardfly
01-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Charlie,

Great fish. I'm getting that itchy feeling to get down there to fish. The middle of March can't get here quick enough.