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duckypaddler
05-02-2012, 10:02 PM
If I lived here I certainly wouldn't be dreaming about the Clinch;)

A lovely day in the Greenbrier. The fishing was excellent, and the weather was perfect. After a short hike I battled with the poison ivy and the rhodo and worked my way to the creek. My first cast landed me my longest fish of the day. It was about 11.5 inches:smile:

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This was the scene above the first pool I fished.

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The picture doesn't show it all that well, but there was quite a hatch coming off above this pool. A good sign for the day

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I called this one Fat Boy, and he gave a great fight with 4 leaps out of the water

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/IMGP4247.jpg

Byron keeps on telling everyone to fish a green weenie - What's that guy thinking:rolleyes:

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Caught some more of these guys

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But was really looking for this guy

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Did I mention the scenery wasn't to hard to look at either

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/IMGP4254.jpg

I finish in next post:biggrin:

duckypaddler
05-02-2012, 10:24 PM
With my ziplock full of rainbows, I was glad I was entering Brookie land as this was what I was after. She was subtle in color except for her beautiful polka dots

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And this one was a bit bolder in color

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I was lost in a blissfull daze of beauty and fish. It was like a great dream:biggrin:


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And like in a great dream I landed my monster Brookie. Somewhere around 9 1/4"

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I caught some more beauties, and was glad they were starting to hit the dry at a good rate (still not enough to make me drop the dropper)

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And then this beauty showed up, and gave a great fight running from one undercut rock to another, then down to the next pool. It felt like tailwater fishing:rolleyes:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/IMGP4271.jpg

It a tough life fishing water like this - but I guess someone's got to do it;)

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I broke off my fly about 100 yards down from where the stream hit the trail and decided to call it a day. While it wasn't one of those days where you can catch multiples in a pool, it was some great fishing and you won't find me complaing a bit.

Well that all changed when I got into cell range and got a voicemail from the wife saying the water heater exploded all over the garage around 1:30. Now I have no hot water tonight, and need to take a bath Mt. Leconte Lodge style with a bucket and rag:(. I'll try to keep my great day in my mind and keep my complaining to a minimum.:biggrin:

And Corbo - I hope you appreciate my sarcasm. I wish I could make you younger or heal your foot because you have a precious gem in your backyard.

ChemEAngler
05-02-2012, 10:45 PM
Ducky,

Once again another fantastic report. Congrats on a great day and some sizeable trout.

AL trout bum
05-03-2012, 12:00 AM
I like that a lot! It's been around 9 months since I've held a wild brookie. I need to change that......

tlshealy
05-03-2012, 05:09 AM
Ducky,
Great report and nice fish, makes me sad that its 7.5 hrs from my back yard. Thanks for sharing.
Tad

Knothead
05-03-2012, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the story and the great pix! Yep, it's tough but someone's got to do it. What is the pink fly I see?

Crockett
05-03-2012, 08:25 AM
Great report man! Love the pics of those plunge pools makes ones mouth water.

duckypaddler
05-03-2012, 08:58 AM
What is the pink fly I see?

I photoshop them into all my pics just to throw you guys off:rolleyes:

David Knapp
05-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Man, you got a big rainbow AND a really nice brookie in the same trip. Looks like you had them figured out. Good work!

Mac
05-03-2012, 12:48 PM
I concur with wishing that was my backyard, i even wish i lived as close as, lets say Knoxville. :rolleyes:

Great report and thanks for taking the time to share.

Mundele
05-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Beautiful fish, beautiful water. Gosh. I gotta go fishing!

tnflyfisher
05-03-2012, 03:33 PM
Nice fish DP!

Makes me wonder though...
With brookies of that size where you were fishing, is a certain trek up a certain fork still worth it... :confused: Of course, I know it would be an adventure so still down... ;)

Tight Lines,

duckypaddler
05-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Nice fish DP!

Makes me wonder though...
With brookies of that size where you were fishing, is a certain trek up a certain fork still worth it... :confused: Of course, I know it would be an adventure so still down... ;)

Tight Lines,

Worth it is a relative term . To me yes:biggrin:
To 99% of mankind - probably not:eek:

When you can make it for an all day trip I have a great section to get you on:smile:

I remember a post a year or so back asking what they planned to do the next year. I was able to knock 60% or so off my list, but still need to get on a few. Plus there are now several more creeks calling me that are getting pretty remote. Plus I need to start doing some more exploring outside of the park. Man I wish I had more time:smile:

Bfish
05-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Nicely done.

tnflyfisher
05-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Worth it is a relative term . To me yes:biggrin:
To 99% of mankind - probably not:eek:


How did I know you were going to say that... ;)
First, I think I'll start off with a trip down low since I haven't even fished GB yet.

Tight Lines,

ifish4wildtrout
05-03-2012, 06:31 PM
That is a fine report. Looks like an awesome day.

txfoneman
05-05-2012, 10:43 PM
I have to say it's time to pack my backs! If only it was in my state or neighboring state (let alone backyard) Thanks for the great report & pix :)

Waterborn
05-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Nice specs. Thanks for the great report. I love that area, though about ten years ago I had my worst accident almost slipping and falling off a small waterfall while rock hopping - tore some lower back muscles. But either way, its definitely worth it.

duckypaddler
05-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Nice specs. Thanks for the great report. I love that area, though about ten years ago I had my worst accident almost slipping and falling off a small waterfall while rock hopping - tore some lower back muscles. But either way, its definitely worth it.

I think I broke my finger higher up there today. When you can't bend it, it's broken right?