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Wade Blevins
12-13-2007, 12:54 PM
You might be asking what the heck is CWT? Well for those of us that suffer from Arthritis or just Cabin Fever or in my case recovering from Knee Surgery and all the above CWT is short for Cold Water Therapy. Got the opportunity to go fish a few small streams with two great friends and even had Sunday paid as early Christmas! Wooohooo Thanks buddy!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

So here's a little taste of the trip:
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The fish wasn't happy but I was! Pouting Fish..LOL!

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Having Fun Yet Buddy!

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Pine Needles

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Shallow Runs just below the Canyon.

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Fall Colors

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Yum...Fish slime covered cork!

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Low water at Nacoochee Bend

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The Release

Gerry Romer
12-13-2007, 02:09 PM
NICE fish!

I like my cork with just a touch of garlic butter!!

Thanks for the report.... (drooling).

Gerry

drkorn
12-13-2007, 02:32 PM
Great looking trip.... real nice photo's......thanks for taking us along.....

As for me ------ I'll pass on the "cork a-la-trout"...!

ACinEastTN
12-13-2007, 04:09 PM
Those are some great looking fish! Look at the girth. Come to think of it I am showing signs of early arthritis, maybe I should look into that CWT thing too.

Wade Blevins
12-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Thanks everyone. I had a great time and we saw so many fish even though the water was low. Gin Clear! Lost some giants that literally tail walked across the river and jumped falls downstream. With recovering knee surgery made it difficult to chase down fish that got me into my backing.

Truly an awesome fishery there at the Soque' river.
:smile:

CWT made me forget about my arthritis! But some of those dang rocks still jump up and get ya. Made for hard day on the knee.:frown: But ready to go do it all over again.

~~~waders~~~

donwinn
12-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Wade,

Wade,

One of the things my friend Steve an I talk about is how there is an unwritten rule between fly fishing buddies that one never really reveals the information on his favorite spots. I am not saying that fishermen would ever lie;) or stretch the truth :cool: , they just withhold enough information to preserve the "honey hole". Would it be inappropriate or in poor taste to ask where that is?

Glad you were able to get out. I had a bad knee injury in 1998 - screws and wire type; so, I certainly can relate. It looks like your therapy is going well!!!

Kevin_Thomas
12-13-2007, 08:21 PM
Wade,

I'm from Toccoa and never even heard of this because I just took up fly fishing a couple of years ago. All my family still live in Toccoa and I go home often. Looks like I have some homework to do before I go home for x-mas! Thanks for the report...

Kevin

buckeyetrouter
12-13-2007, 09:02 PM
hey Wade....awsome pics, being from the trout-challenged state of Ohio those pics maked me want to move south before retirement.....thanks for the posting and pics

hey Kevin.....good to see you out there, been doing any fishing??? or is work getting in the way. Did you ever have a chance to try those glass bead head green weenies??? I'm taking the intermidiate and advanced classes first of the year and can't wait to learn more from Walter. I just purchased the Orvis CFO II Trout Bum limited edition from LRO(you can see it on orvis under the CFO reels) and plan on matching it to a 8' 4wt trout bum rod.....can't wait to try that out.....

buckeyetrouter

Kevin_Thomas
12-13-2007, 09:17 PM
Didn't fish much this summer because of the drought. When I did I usually hit a tailwater. I still believe those weenies will work. Hopefully this rain will continue and the fishing will be better next year. When I catch one on one of those I will post it. Maybe we could go together in the spring and give it a try.

That setup sounds awesome for the park!

buckeyetrouter
12-14-2007, 07:56 AM
Kevin.......sounds good to me, I will more than likely be down for the Mothers Day / Troutfest weekend if not before. You will have to show me some of your Brookie spots.....


buckeyetrouter

Wade Blevins
12-14-2007, 11:24 AM
The Soque' (So- kweee) river is nationally known river of North GA. There is a public section that occasionally has hold over fish and fish that find safe havens there but for the most part much of the Soque is private and requires either guided service or daily fees. The Black Hawk, Brigadoon, etc... Definitely not a hidden jewel or secrete. You can see additional info here:
http://www.unicoioutfitters.com/trophytrout.html
Water is very low and many of the streams lost 90% of their fish last year.
Black Hawk was one fo the few to put in weir dams and oxygen pumps into the stream. They were able to maintain many of their big fish.
Great people and great fun!

Wade Blevins
12-14-2007, 11:28 AM
Ohio..trout challenged?????? Hmmmm let me think. Either your hiding something or haven't found the info.

Here ya go sir: giggle
http://www.flyfishblogger.com/flybum

wmwalker
12-14-2007, 11:40 AM
Wade
Nice Pics.:smile: Thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a great trip. I need to try that area out.:biggrin:
Wyatt