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tnflyfisher 01-29-2013 09:56 PM

The first nice fish of the year.
So between all this recent hot then cold, then hot again weather here in middle TN, I managed to go hit the Elk River this past week and found some hungry fish. While they didn't come very easily, they were there and if you were patient enough, the bows and browns cooperated.

All in all, I found seven bows and two browns throughout the afternoon including a nice 16" brownie to start the year off right... ;) My friend who either wasn't as lucky or just not as skilled, only managed two little bows. He likes to think that he kept the little guys away from my fly so I could catch those nice browns. Regardless, it was just a beautiful January afternoon to be on the river with a good fishing buddy...

This guy slammed my clouser as it drifted under his log...

Tight Lines,

David Knapp 01-29-2013 10:33 PM

I'd say that's a great start to the year! Good work!

tnflyfisher 01-29-2013 11:11 PM

I'd say yours is better... :cool:

Tight Lines,

waterwolf 01-29-2013 11:35 PM

That's a fine fish out of the elk for sure.

tnflyfisher 01-30-2013 12:17 AM


Originally Posted by waterwolf (Post 104809)
That's a fine fish out of the elk for sure.

A good fish no doubt... year after year quality bows and browns like this guy find their way to my net. However, just fyi but they do get a LOT bigger than 16" on that river and that's about all I wil say... ;)

Tight Lines,

flyman01 01-30-2013 01:04 PM

Very nice fish, good pic too. Congrats, nice way to start the year off!

Wilson10 02-01-2013 03:14 PM

Congrats - Nice fish. I hope I can start off my year in a similar way

MadisonBoats 02-02-2013 09:06 AM

That is a pretty fish. Interesting pattern and lack of coloration.

whitefeather 02-02-2013 11:56 PM

Nice fish! Thanks for sharing your adventure and photo.

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