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ChemEAngler
05-01-2009, 10:26 PM
Here is the official thread, show us what you got.

Please remember to include what it was caught on and where it was caught (if it is not too secretive).

David Knapp
05-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Caney rainbow caught May 1 on a zebra midge...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMGP4389.jpg

nvr2L8
05-02-2009, 03:25 PM
Jumping in there early, aren't you, David? It may be mid-month before I get to go fishing for the first time in May. Chomping at the bit and no way to get there.

15 and rolling!

David Knapp
05-02-2009, 03:27 PM
Yeah, I've got a busy month coming and am not sure how much I'll get to fish much less remember to post a fish here... Hope you can find time to get on the water soon! Mid-month is a loooong time to wait...:eek:

BlueRaiderFan
05-04-2009, 04:14 PM
My entry from March. Elk River, TN caught on a Benjamin Franklin Dropper:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/March%202009/Picture014.jpg

May submission, ELk River, West Virginia. Caught on an orange stimi dry:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/Elk%20River_WV_2009/Picture051.jpg

ChemEAngler
05-04-2009, 05:14 PM
BRF,
Sorry, but I cannot officially count your submissions since they were not entered before the end of each respective month.

Don't mean to sound harsh, but those are the rules.

BlueRaiderFan
05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Sorry, the one that says April was in May. I'll edit it.

ChemEAngler
05-04-2009, 09:34 PM
Sorry, the one that says April was in May. I'll edit it.

Thanks BRF.

BlueRaiderFan
05-04-2009, 10:48 PM
I did have one in April. It was on the Clinch and would be an invalid entry.

fishNlady
05-11-2009, 10:15 AM
May 10th Holston River caught on a #16 Dun elkhair caddis.

http://www.camospace.com/file/pic/gallery/226394_view.jpg

nvr2L8
05-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Good to hear from you after so long! Welcome back.

fishNlady
05-12-2009, 05:57 PM
Good to hear from you after so long! Welcome back.

Thanks! It's good to be back fishing again. I've been working alot for awhile now. My husband lost his job and things got pretty tight. I've also been in hunting mode too so now it's time to relax and get back to the fishing.

:smile:

ChemEAngler
05-13-2009, 09:29 PM
May 13th, Holston Tailwater. Caught on a #16 BHPT.

http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v7/p542974890-3.jpg

Carolina Boy
05-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Ain't trout pretty! Nice fish Chem

nvr2L8
05-15-2009, 10:11 PM
WPLP-5/15, #14 PA
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/nvr2l8_chuck/WPLP024.jpg

David Knapp
05-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Good job Charlie! Glad you were finally able to go fishing...

ALflygirl
05-16-2009, 05:02 PM
5/16/09 - Cypress Creek (AL) #6 Yuk Bug

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii13/ALflygirl/P5150111.jpg

nvr2L8
05-16-2009, 07:57 PM
Thanks, David. It was the first time in weeks since I'd been fishing and I was about to go crazy. Looked for you last night at the Troutfest banquet. A fun time was had by all.

Congrats, Rachel. Let's see, I believe that's about 15, isn't it? Nice fish, ugly fly (guess that's why they call it "Yuk" - but apparently the fish like it). Have you guys found a time in June to visit us?

jzimmerman
05-16-2009, 09:08 PM
Hey here are some more cats that I caught over the weekend I'm getting pretty good at training them to line up.;)
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3892/47/25/26517522/n26517522_34840721_7164197.jpg

Here are the two biggest next to me.
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3892/47/25/26517522/n26517522_34840727_3035971.jpg

ALflygirl
05-16-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks Charlie! Yes that is #15. Congrats to you and David on #15 as well. The streak is alive!
We have not made a decision on June yet. nothing like waiting til the last minute, huh? We keep waffling back and forth on what we want to do!

troutslayer3393
05-17-2009, 09:41 AM
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=15&pictureid=161caught on a #16 BHPT

ChemEAngler
05-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Hey here are some more cats that I caught over the weekend I'm getting pretty good at training them to line up.;)


Here are the two biggest next to me.


John,
Looks tasty. You catching those on a fly?

Worrgamesguy
05-18-2009, 05:10 PM
John,
Looks tasty. You catching those on a fly?

How could you?

ChemEAngler
05-18-2009, 06:15 PM
How could you?

I have heard of some guys flyfishing for catfish, but I have no idea using what or how.

dalerio
05-19-2009, 02:36 PM
clear creek ky
green rs2
5-18-09

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/jeffro396/05-18-09_1918.jpg

jzimmerman
05-19-2009, 04:07 PM
How could you?

sink tip, 2-3 in goggle eye in boat below lock and dam when they are generating with all gates open. Drift fishing. My goal is to get the Mississippi record cats for all three species this summer.:biggrin: If they are biting really good you can catch blues if you can get a clouser below the school of shad. It's a lot tougher than it sounds with the white bass run here now.

flyman
05-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Fat Boy Rainbow I caught the week before Troutfest. I was going to wait until the end of the month to see if I caught a bigger one, but it looks like fishing is over for this month with all that "She who must be obeyed";) has planned for me. I was scared to take it out of the net for fear of hurting it with it's own weight, but I think you can get the idea. The Frying Pan model of the Brodin net I am using is a pretty good sized net:smile:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y166/flyman1/fishing%20and%20misc%20flies/GraphicDesign349.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y166/flyman1/fishing%20and%20misc%20flies/GraphicDesign351.jpg

Stonefly
05-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Flyman, where did you catch that dude? Fly? Details, man, details!

sb

flyman
05-21-2009, 03:25 PM
I was fishing near Latitude: 35.2913 Longitude: -82.77031 standing on a light colored rock about the size of my kitchen table, river left, about 4pm ESDT. I was wearing nothing but my flowered print Speedo and my Smith Action optic sunglasses while working on my tan. Other fishermen generally give me plenty of room when I show up in that Speedo, so I've become partial to wearing one when I fish places that get a lot of fishing pressure:biggrin:. It was a partly cloudy day and the water was slightly stained from the previous day's rain. I could see the fish winking as he was taking nymphs from the current. He took my Sulphur imitation on about the 3rd or 4th drift. I was using a 9' 5X Rio Fluoro leader with a B split shot about a foot above the fly. I caught it on a Winston BXII with a matching green Galvan Reel and SA #5 nymph taper fly line. I fought the fish for less than 3 minutes. I think because he was so fat he was out of shape and just gave up.;)

Sulphur Nymph
Hook: TMC3671 sz 16
Thread: Rusty Brown Uni sz 8/0
Tail: Red dyed Pheasant Tail
Body: Red dyed Pheasant Tail
Rib: Ultra wire red sz small
Wing Pad: Black Goose primary flight feather
Thorax: Sulphur orange dubbing your choice this is SLF I think.
Legs: Partridge with a V cut of of the tip
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/nepal_flyfishing_guru/topview.jpg

PeteCz
05-21-2009, 04:28 PM
I was wearing nothing but my flowered print Speedo and my Smith Action optic sunglasses while working on my tan.

......I fought the fish for less than 3 minutes. I think because he was so fat he was out of shape and just gave up.;)


Thanks - I needed a laugh!!

Plunker
05-21-2009, 05:11 PM
Unlike Charles Barkley....are you a role model or what!?!?

Thanks so much for the info...beaut of a fly too!:biggrin:

Some can just stare in awe from afar....VERY FAR, VERY VERY FAR if the Speedo is out!
LOL

Chuckwalla
05-21-2009, 07:42 PM
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z26/CaptChuckwalla/IMG_1557.jpg

Carp on a fly.

Stonefly
05-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Yeah buddy, absolutely made me laugh. :biggrin:

sb

3wt
05-22-2009, 07:00 PM
NICE TROUT fly man. That is a serious fish. I was looking at Brodin nets thinking about getting one and noticed that your net doesn't look to be the right shape for the firehole model. Just curious if they changed the shape or if you were mistaken either way great fish. That's definitely fish of the month. We should start voting on a fish of the month here. HHMMM

flyman
05-22-2009, 09:11 PM
3wt you are right I got the two nets mixed up :redface: I had a Gallatin and bought a Frying Pan model. They are both great nets, light and if you fish multiple flies or very small ones like I do most of the time it makes getting them out of the net much easier. The Gallatin was fine for fish up to about 18-20", but anything over that and I was having problems getting it to stay in the net. The opening is large enough but the depth of the net bag will allow a larger fish to flop out. I like the shape and depth of the Frying Pan much better for large fish. I think it's a couple of inches longer and the shape makes it easier for me to net fish. I guess it comes from a lifetime of using teardrop shaped nets with deep net bags. You just get use to netting fish a certain way I guess. If you like the shape of the Firehole and Gallatin better and fish tail waters or places you are likely to catch 20"+ fish I would look at the Tailwater model

BTW-Stonefly email me at syates6006@gmail.com if you haven't filled in the blanks yet :biggrin:

MtnMike
05-24-2009, 09:40 PM
Spent Friday (5/22) fishing the upper reaches of Laurel Fork with a friend. This is a wild brown trout stream with special regulations. We fished from about 11:00 till 3:30, the fish were rising to dries and we both caught a dozen or more, most were 8-10".
Here are a couple of examples caught on a #16 Mr. Rapidan
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/MtnMike-photos/IMGP0420.jpg

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/MtnMike-photos/IMGP0421.jpg

The stream was in beautiful condition and it was fun to be back in the mountains.

Mike

troutslayer3393
05-26-2009, 10:41 PM
Let me guess Flyman...Cherokee

flyman
05-28-2009, 12:07 PM
I caught them on the Davidson TS ;) I've been feeding them Wonder Bread for months :biggrin: From what I have seen and heard about the trophy water in Cherokee though I need to get over there and fish one day, maybe this winter:smile:

PeteCz
06-01-2009, 07:59 AM
I've fished alot over the last couple of months but have never taken any pictures that were worth posting. Until Yesterday (5/31):

10" Upper Deep Creek Brown caught on a #12 Yellow CHC Caddis.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk100/PeteCz21/DeepCrk1.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk100/PeteCz21/DeepCrk2.jpg

ChemEAngler
06-01-2009, 10:41 AM
I hate having to be the enforcer of the rules, but I guess that is why they are posted.

Pete,
I cannot count your submission since it was not entered by midnight on 5/31.

I hope to work on the results from the airport and have them posted later today.

PeteCz
06-01-2009, 11:41 AM
I hate having to be the enforcer of the rules, but I guess that is why they are posted.

Pete,
I cannot count your submission since it was not entered by midnight on 5/31.

Travis, not a problem. I was posting it on the thread to put in the right place, more so than to keep up with the contest. After hiking 3 hours yesterday and and not making it home until after 10p, I really didn't have the energy to download the pics and post them....

Plus, I'm already 15 months behind!!
:biggrin:

ChemEAngler
06-03-2009, 10:31 PM
I tried a couple times the past few days, but for some reason the link did not work. I think it worked this time.

http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p616173670-5.jpg