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buzzmcmanus
12-05-2010, 02:05 PM
Since I had a freezer full of meat and a head at the taxidermist, I decided to call my buddy MTB and let him know I was ready to start giving him fishing lessons again. He said "lets go Saturday". Saturday rolled around, and I met him at the Powerhouse. They had 2 generators going, so we headed up into the by-pass.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9472.jpg
The fishing was good and we caught lots of these.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9474.jpg
and some of these.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9475.jpg
At one time, we were visited by a family of otters. The fishing slowed down for a while afterwards, but picked back up shortly. They didn't exactly hold still for me to get a picture, but I tried.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9473.jpg
I know some of you hate otters, but I don't, and think they only added to my experience for the day.

After lunch, we decided to head over to Tellico and try to catch a few in the delayed harvest section. There was a lack of fishermen, however the roads were crowded with bear hunters waiting for dogs, but they weren't a bother.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9481.jpg
I had my personal best day for there. Not sure of the exact number of fish, but it was enough to lose count. Which can be any number greater than three. Here's a few of the fish I caught there.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9483.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/Fishing/DSCN9484.jpg

The fly of the day was a variation of a size 10 BHPT that someone posted a recipe on here years ago. I've tied it in sizes 16 and 10, and that's pretty much the only nymph I fish with anymore.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSCN9486.jpg

I hope some others managed to get out this weekend, because the fishing was good.

Streamhound
12-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the post
From my armchair you had a great day

Maurer
12-05-2010, 02:46 PM
Great report, looks like you had fun. I didn't know if you would be willing to share that recipe, I did a search and couldn't find it. It's hard to tell the colors on the picture (it could be my junky computer too). Thanks.

MadisonBoats
12-05-2010, 04:00 PM
....I hope some others managed to get out this weekend, because the fishing was good....

I got to enjoy a bit through your photographs and write-up. Thanks for taking the time to share with us...Nice that you shared you fly too. I am sure the water was pretty dang cold; but, did you by chance take a temperature reading? - just for my curiosity and comparison.

Glad you got to get out and fish with a friend!

buzzmcmanus
12-05-2010, 05:39 PM
I didn't know if you would be willing to share that recipe, I did a search and couldn't find it. It's hard to tell the colors on the picture (it could be my junky computer too). Thanks.
Kris,
I hate to break the news to you, but it isn't your computer that has the pictures screwed up, it's the picture taker.

Hook - Mustad Signature C49S, size 10
Bead - 1/8" bronze
Weight - 0.20 lead free (I like mine real heavy)
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers, natural
Rib - Fine copper
Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers, natural
Wing looking thing - Spirit River, Hanked Lite-Brite, Polar Pearl (MTB, there you go, that's my secret)
Wingcase - Spirit River, Hanked Lite-Brite, Polar Pearl
Thorax - Peacock herl

Basically, it's a pheasnt tail with no legs and Lite-Brite for a wing and wingcase. The original recipe didn't have a wingcase, if I remember correctly. I tried a couple more pictures, but they aren't much better.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/flies/DSCN9493.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/flies/DSCN9492.jpg

Sean,

The temp on the HI was 40 or 41. MTB is the one with the termometer, and I remember him telling me that. I don't know if he took the temp on the Tellico. He isn't computer savy enough to figure out how to sign on to here again, or he might post the temp.

MadisonBoats
12-05-2010, 07:21 PM
Sean,
The temp on the HI was 40 or 41. MTB is the one with the termometer, and I remember him telling me that. I don't know if he took the temp on the Tellico. He isn't computer savy enough to figure out how to sign on to here again, or he might post the temp.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know...No worries for MTB to repost. We all have our savy points in life.

Murray trout bum
12-05-2010, 09:22 PM
HA! HA! Guys... I did not take a water temperature at Tellico. Frustration had my attention like a busted boo rod and my fly landing in places other than the water. :mad: It's amazing how much better one fish can make you feel.:biggrin:

Owl
12-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Let's try this: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5130/5242629878_12349caedb_o.jpg


They look anything like that? ;)

buzzmcmanus
12-08-2010, 08:13 AM
Let's try this: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5130/5242629878_12349caedb_o.jpg


They look anything like that? ;)

That's it. Those are what I was using. Thanks for cleaning the picture up.

MadisonBoats
12-08-2010, 11:45 AM
Let's try this: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5130/5242629878_12349caedb_o.jpg


They look anything like that? ;)

I love this nymph. What material do you use for the wing-bud?

JoelO
12-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Shawn, he mentions the recipe earlier in the thread...

Wing looking thing - Spirit River, Hanked Lite-Brite, Polar Pearl

buzzmcmanus
12-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Shawn, he mentions the recipe earlier in the thread...

Wing looking thing - Spirit River, Hanked Lite-Brite, Polar Pearl

Shawn (I'll spell it right this time), That's it.

Knothead
12-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Good report. I have fished above the PH in the winter but find the rocks are slicker than greased glass. Have caught a few there. Good report and pix. Thanks for sharing.