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David Knapp
03-22-2010, 09:44 AM
I made it up to the park yesterday to fish the hatches. I was on the water by 12:30 or 1:00 which was when the bugs have been starting from what I have heard. First pool yielded 6 or 7 fish and the rest of the day continued the same. Everywhere I fished I saw lots of Quill Gordons hatching as well as Blue Quills later in the day and some stoneflies sporadically throughout the day. I started out with a parachute adams and never had any reason to change flies. I've been waiting for dry fly action like this for months so it was an awesome day for sure!

Here are a few pictures from the day...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/Smokies/IMGP5007.jpg


http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/Smokies/IMGP4983.jpg


http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/Smokies/IMGP4994.jpg


http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/Smokies/IMGP5013-1.jpg


http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/Smokies/IMGP5024.jpg

ifish4wildtrout
03-22-2010, 09:45 AM
Beautiful fish. I really like the colors of that bow.

Speck Lover
03-22-2010, 10:00 AM
Dang nice fish Plateau Angler!

buzzmcmanus
03-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Good report. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

Carlito
03-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Man, you got into some pretty fish! Like the looks of that fat brown!

Hal M
03-22-2010, 11:44 AM
You definitely had a Super Day!! Great pictures and fish.

Hal M

MadisonBoats
03-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Excellent Pictures! Thanks for sharing! Good job with the rod too!

Carlito
03-22-2010, 12:53 PM
P.A., what were you shooting w/? Looks like DSLR quality sharpness and color.

Grannyknot
03-22-2010, 01:16 PM
David...i made it out friday afternoon and found quill gordons on almost every dry rock exposed to sunlight. I even saw several fish working the surface.

I managed to trick this guy from behind a big tree using a long, soft, upstream cast with a quill gordon wet fly (thanks grouseman).....then proceeded to take a terrible picture of him.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/WPLR3-19-10.jpg

gmreeves
03-22-2010, 01:20 PM
Boy, am I envious of all of you that have easy access to the park.

Carlito
03-22-2010, 01:44 PM
David...i made it out friday afternoon and found quill gordons on almost every dry rock exposed to sunlight. I even saw several fish working the surface.

I managed to trick this guy from behind a big tree using a long, soft, upstream cast with a quill gordon wet fly (thanks grouseman).....then proceeded to take a terrible picture of him.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/WPLR3-19-10.jpg

Got a little excited when it came time for the shot? ;) That's a nice lookin fish. Up for another afternoon trip this week?

David Knapp
03-22-2010, 03:44 PM
P.A., what were you shooting w/? Looks like DSLR quality sharpness and color.

These were taken with my Pentax Optio W30. I'm still too nervous to carry the DSLR on mountain streams...I fall down too much...:rolleyes:

GrouseMan77
03-22-2010, 05:03 PM
I managed to trick this guy from behind a big tree using a long, soft, upstream cast with a quill gordon wet fly (thanks grouseman).....then proceeded to take a terrible picture of him.

Granny - glad the wet fly worked out and nice bow. We need to get P.A. to give us a few camera lessons.

P.A. - fantastic job with the rod & camera. Thanks for sharing.

I hope to work on a little park photo essay of my own this weekend.

onthefly
03-22-2010, 06:10 PM
I too was out on Saturday and caught the biggest Rainbow I've ever caught in the park. After measuring it against my fly rod it taped out at over 14.5 inches. Needless to say very memorable for me.http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/Onthefly73/P3200001.jpg

David Knapp
03-23-2010, 02:27 PM
Onthefly, that is a great fish and definitely a big achievement...congrats!

flyred06
03-23-2010, 10:00 PM
Very nice fish. PA love those photos. I am definately envious of you.

onthefly
03-23-2010, 10:34 PM
Thanks Plateau

Bran
03-24-2010, 09:37 AM
Nice, David!! Good looking fish.

Onthefly, nice one there too.

Grannyknot
03-24-2010, 10:01 AM
We need to get P.A. to give us a few camera lessons.


Considering I use the same camera as him...yes, it would appear that I need lessons. :redface:

Carlito
03-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Considering I use the same camera as him...yes, it would appear that I need lessons. :redface:

LoL! What we need to figure out is how to keep that lens from foggin up all the time!