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tennswede
06-11-2006, 12:32 PM
Went out for an afternoon fishing excursion Sat. I have been nursing a cold all week and didn' feel like doing anything. After popping a couple of cold pills I felt well enough to go try Little River. I wanted to do the evening Yellow Sally hatch, so I decided to do a couple of hours on Thunderhead prong and then head down to Metcalf Bottoms area in the evening. I got to to Thunderhead Prong at about 3 pm. I walked upstream and saw two other fly fishermen in the stream. They didn't see me so I went further upstream and gave them a wide berth. I began fishing at 3:30 pm and caught and released 7 small bows within two hours. I missed a few more and then decided to head back when I arrived at the mouth of Sams Creek which is still closed. I went back and ran into another gentleman riggin up at the mouth of Thunderhead Prong. He said he was from GA and he was a beginner. He had fished the stocked waters in Gatlinburg with spinning gear and was ready to try Fly Fishing in the pm. I gave him a few pointers and gave him my Yellow Stimulator which I had been using. I made it to the car and drove down the hills to about a mile above Metcalf Bottoms. I rigged up and fished for two more hours. I immediately lost a Bow by being clusmy. I had slack line and the bow jumped straight up in the air. It was perhaps ten inches. I was using my old standby Yellow Stim size 14. I had many strikes and managed to land 4 Rainbows and 1 Brown Trout. None of the fish were of any size to brag about but fun anyway since they were taking on top. I didn't notice much of a hatch. A few sporadic Little Yellow Stones but that was about it. The water temp was 64. I don't know if I hit it at the tailend or not since we have gotten real muggy warm weather. Maybe the hatch has moved upstream to cooler temps? I dont' know. All in all a good nice day in the mountains nevertheless.

russ
06-12-2006, 09:35 AM
Nice post Hans. I havn't gotten to a stream in a while. How has Sweden done in the World Cup so far?

justincraneman
06-12-2006, 09:53 AM
hans,

sorry to see your team couldn't score a goal the other day, i watched the entire game on the edge of my seat, you do have to give the trinadad keeper credit - he made some nice saves.

i'll let you know the next time i'm down that way.

justin

tennswede
06-12-2006, 07:10 PM
Justin!

They are all over the team in Swedish media. I think it was jitters. Anyway, It's early yet. That's one thing with World Cup you can afford one mistake but definitely not another one.

tennswede
06-12-2006, 07:10 PM
Russ!

They tied the game with Trinidad&Tobago. Not too exciting so far.

Jswitow
06-14-2006, 05:13 PM
Hey, I have a game tonight at 6:30. I just hope I dont get injured! I am afraid may knock myself out of some fishing opps if injured!

Tight lines!