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David Knapp
03-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Today was so beautiful I just had to sneak away for a few hours and get some time on the water. Much of the day I simply spent looking for better fish. Finally I found a nice brown rising and it ate on the first cast...can't ask for much more than that! This fish ate a parachute Adams with one of those slooow rises that makes you want to set the hook too early. Thankfully everything worked out well and after a few jumps I had the fish in the net...

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flyman
03-29-2011, 11:32 PM
Showoff ;):biggrin:

rbreedi1
03-29-2011, 11:33 PM
That's a dandy for sure!

jeffnles1
03-30-2011, 08:28 AM
Nice fish!

MadisonBoats
03-30-2011, 08:29 AM
Great fish and picture David...Thanks for sharing the report!

duckypaddler
03-30-2011, 09:48 AM
Your skills for finding the Park Browns are amazing:biggrin:. While I have no problem catching Brookies or Rainbows, the Park Browns always seem to stay away from my fly:rolleyes:

Looks like you had a beautiful day!

No Hackle
03-30-2011, 11:08 AM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!

whitefeather
03-30-2011, 11:14 AM
Nice fish! Also nice to hear it took a dry fly. Beautiful pictures, thanks for the report!

ChemEAngler
03-30-2011, 11:29 AM
I am glad to see those fishing lessons are paying off.... :biggrin:

Very nice fish indeed. You my friend are a big brown trout magnet, and I learn something new every time we fish together.

gmreeves
03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Showoff ;):biggrin:

I agree!

The quality of fish you pull out of the park waters is amazing.

rivergal
03-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Beautiful fish ! Your parachute adams seems to work better than my parachute adams !

Ky Tim
03-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Nice catch. I can barely find a brown in my limited trips to the park.

GrouseMan77
03-30-2011, 05:03 PM
David - great fish!

BlueRaiderFan
03-30-2011, 05:55 PM
Yeah, David, excellent brown. Any fish that size is a great catch in the park imo.

spotlight
03-30-2011, 11:17 PM
I'm surprised I didn't run into you? I had the day off and was up there as well I fished some new water, well below Elkmont I was trying to high stick nymph pocket water....someone taught me this trick......all it produced was one small brown. Then I switched to a #14 Adams and caught all browns none larger than 10"

Did you stay til dark and get that blue quill hatch right around dusk? I stopped at the picnic area at Metcalf on the way out and the trout were leaping for flys. I did see two nice browns rising in that one hole you showed me but I never tried to fish for them.

Looks like you had a good day as usual very nice fish David!!

David Knapp
03-31-2011, 12:14 PM
I'm surprised I didn't run into you? I had the day off and was up there as well I fished some new water, well below Elkmont I was trying to high stick nymph pocket water....someone taught me this trick......all it produced was one small brown. Then I switched to a #14 Adams and caught all browns none larger than 10"

Did you stay til dark and get that blue quill hatch right around dusk? I stopped at the picnic area at Metcalf on the way out and the trout were leaping for flys. I did see two nice browns rising in that one hole you showed me but I never tried to fish for them.

Looks like you had a good day as usual very nice fish David!!

Kevin, the nymph fishing was a little slow for me yesterday as well. The takes were mostly really light for some reason. Most of the fish were keyed on emergers or adults and wanted to rise it seemed...glad you found some fish eating on top!

glecleir
04-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Awesome fish... congrats!

ahighlan
04-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Very nice!!