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07-01-2013, 09:31 AM
Yesterday, I hit a NC blueline for the first time in months. Maybe it was just "my day" or maybe taking some time off has improved my fishing skills. Today, I caught the most fish I have ever caught in a single day. It was awesome and I even had a slam complete within 30 minutes.

I fished a dry/dropper all day, I'd estimate 75% were caught on the dry. I did not take many pics and I actually caught 2 really nice brooks that escaped the camera. The coolest thing I saw today was a hawk swoop down to the stream with a rabbit in it's talons and it dropped the bunny in the stream. Too bad I did not have a camera in hand to get a pic of that.

Here's a few pics...

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This hole gave up 12 brooks in about 10 minutes.

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07-01-2013, 11:45 AM
Taking a break has never been good for my hook-set so I don't think that could have been it. I think it comes down to some days are really awesome when multiple conditions line up. I love it when there are a bunch trying to fight for your fly:smile: Although I don't think I have caught 12 from the same pool before, you must have been doing something right:biggrin:

Maybe the lucky feathers?

Great report and thanks for posting:smile:

No Hackle
07-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Great report and pics. I think getting a slam is a pretty cool deal. It seems like when you get to waters that have all three all are not biting. Its either all rainbows,browns or brook. Seems they never come on the same day. I once caught all three and a smallmouth inside the Smokys. Something I'll never forget. Thanks for sharing.

07-01-2013, 12:07 PM
The weird thing about the slam was catching a brown at 4000+ feet. I fish that stream a lot and have never, ever caught a brown further up than at least a mile downstream from where I was at. After I got him, I kept hoping for a tiger. :biggrin:

I still think taking a break did help me. I know my casting was better than ever. Maybe I had just gotten burned out.

Oh well, none the less, I had a freakin' blast yesterday.

Haha, the lucky feathers were from the poor bird that my cat enjoyed for a snack last week between hearty meals of Friskies and Kit n Kaboodle....I thought they might come to good use. :smile:

The pool that yielded 12....I caught 7 and then ha to stop and put on a new fly and took a smoke break. I guess after resting the pool for a few minutes 5 more decided to come out. I have never caught that many before out of the same pool, though.