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spotlight
02-17-2012, 07:43 PM
So took the day off from work today and figured it would be as good a day as any to get to the river. I started out with a quick stop to see Daniel at LRO and grab a few nymphs....the ones that produced "zero" fish I might add. I must say the weather was absolutely perfect!

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I decided to try a Tellico nymph with a few split shot at one of my favorite runs and got no strikes. I tried another run same result nothing the water temp was 42 degrees at 12:30 I tried a few more casts still nothing...then to my surprise I started seeing hatches...I was like what? this is February.

Well, low and behold there were some what looked like blue wing olives and Quill Gordons coming off and I started to see rises....I thought great I have Quills.....NOT! my spring fly box was at home on my desk....so I decided on a march brown.....and that's when the fun started!

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This was one was on my first cast....and they just kept hitting and I mean hard and fast. Nearly every cast has a rise.....

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http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad342/spotlight722/IMGP0178.jpg in this photo you can see the march brown.

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The weather couldn't have been better! A day on the stream sure did recharge my batteries. I only seen a hand full of fishermen and caught 2 fish from the same run and not a single rainbow of the 10 fish to hand. I stopped back in to LRO to chat with Daniel and found out he has a horse that paints....be sure and ask him about this one! it was surely a nice day in the Smokies I sure hope this is a sign of what is to come in the spring!

BlueRaiderFan
02-17-2012, 07:49 PM
It's official: I hate you :biggrin:

Rob Johnson
02-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Amazing. I guess you guys will catch them all before I have a chance to get down thare.

David Knapp
02-17-2012, 11:30 PM
Kevin, looks like a great time out on the water! Great to see so many browns...

spotlight
02-18-2012, 12:14 AM
Dwayne....that's just comical.....Rob I set them all free so there will be a plenty for everyone I am sure...David looking forward to seeing your fly tying skills on Sunday....

Grannyknot
02-18-2012, 10:27 AM
Good to see a fishing report from you wild man. I thought you had joined some sort of motorcycle gang. Why don't you plan us a backcountry adventure this spring that doesn't involve monsoons? Awesome fish dude.

spotlight
02-18-2012, 10:36 AM
Cody, send me an e-mail so I will have your address....I sent Grouseman & Crockett a e-mail with trip plans and asked Jason to forward it to you but he didn't have your e-mail.....I got a good one cooked up.:biggrin:

Knothead
02-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Nice! Going by the rod grip and seat- approx. 11 inches total. I'm jealous.

Crockett
02-19-2012, 11:39 AM
I am with Cody on this one I thought you had sold off all your watersport gear and headed out to live on the Dragon terrorizing people in automobiles. Thanks man for the awesome report I got out yesterday and caught a couple of specks on the NC side with my son. We definitely need to do a trip this spring.

Scott H.
02-19-2012, 05:07 PM
Kevin,
Great to see a report from you. I still need to get up there to fish with you!



Scott

duckypaddler
02-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Unlike Cody and Adam, I didn't think you gave up fly fishing for your motorcycle

I thought you gave it up to have more time for your adventure group trips where I see it's typically you and a harem of ladies in the backcountry:biggrin:

Some guys have all the luck:rolleyes:

fishermen00
02-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Nice report, I'm jealous.

spotlight
02-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Kevin,
Great to see a report from you. I still need to get up there to fish with you!



Scott

Yeah Scott, maybe we can do a backpack closer to you on the southside of the park one weekend.

spotlight
02-20-2012, 11:46 PM
Unlike Cody and Adam, I didn't think you gave up fly fishing for your motorcycle

I thought you gave it up to have more time for your adventure group trips where I see it's typically you and a harem of ladies in the backcountry:biggrin:

Some guys have all the luck:rolleyes: James, You at least make it sound good...

ifish4wildtrout
02-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Very nice.