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2weightfavorite
11-30-2013, 08:11 PM
Well I got up at the Elkmont campground just before dawn this morning. I rigged up in the early light and hit the water at literally day break. I caught my first fish on about my third cast, and that was after missing one on my second cast. I was really shocked jus how many fish I caught, especially so early in the morning. Did I mention is was about 22 or 23 degrees? It was typical winter fishing for me. A big stone fly that weighs a ton, a tiny BWO nymph that I'm not sure how they see, and some split shot to round it all out. Not sure how many exactly I caught, somewhere between 15-20. I just wish I could have stayed passed noon...http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g451/troutbum25/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131130_110416_929.jpg

2weightfavorite
11-30-2013, 08:14 PM
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2weightfavorite
11-30-2013, 08:18 PM
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nvr2L8
11-30-2013, 09:22 PM
Nicely done, 2weight. You are a brave soul.

2weightfavorite
11-30-2013, 09:44 PM
It wasn't that bad really. Totally worth it. Had the whole park to myself till about 11. Nothing better than fishing in the snow in solitude...

buzzmcmanus
11-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Great pics! It sounds like you had an awesome day. I love fishing in the snow.

2weightfavorite
11-30-2013, 10:50 PM
I have few more pics of various scenes I can up load if you guys want to see them. Also on a side note. I saw lots of bear tracks today

bigsur
12-01-2013, 12:38 AM
Great report I have been hitting Elkmont every weekend at least one day the past month or so. Looks like you cracked the cold patrol code. Post more pics if you have them, without disclosing state secrets about how far up till the first bear paws? :eek:

Breck
12-01-2013, 07:14 AM
2wt.,
Great report and pics. Keep the pics coming.

Thank You,

Breck

2weightfavorite
12-01-2013, 08:44 AM
First bear tracks were in the campground. Saw so.e other half mile or so up the trail.

Dawgvet
12-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Great post, 2wt! If you don't mind me asking, how were you fishing the two nymphs? Under an indicator or tight-line nymphing? Also, just curious which fly the fish seemed to prefer more often, the big stonefly or tiny dropper? I have not fished a lot in the winter but was going to try some this year and trying to learn.
Thanks
Jed

2weightfavorite
12-02-2013, 10:51 PM
I was using an indicator most of the day. I also tie my larger fly on first then add a dropper off of it. Most of my fish ate the large stone. Possibly because it was deeper..or maybe a larger morsel is worth moving for even in 38 degree water..I put my indicator about 3 feet above the stone fly. I put the bwo about 12 in off the stone. I did also catch a few tight lining, but an indicator helps cover more water a little quicker.