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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By WVBrookie
As was mentioned, the only hotel in Richwood is...

As was mentioned, the only hotel in Richwood is Four Seasons. If you are set on a hotel and the Four Seasons is full, Summersville and Marlinton are about an hour away.

There are USFS campgrounds...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By WVBrookie
Sorry you haven't made it out, I've only made one...

Sorry you haven't made it out, I've only made one trip to the Smokies but fishing in WV has been excellent this spring! I've made a few trips back home, including one nine-day adventure.....LIGHTS...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By WVBrookie
Specks in the Cataloochee Drainage

Monday my son, a friend, and I spent some time in the Cataloochee Valley - a first for all of us. My friend fished from the church upstream to the end of the road while my son and I hiked the...
Forum: New Members Board 03-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By WVBrookie
Where do you live in Boone county? I transferred...

Where do you live in Boone county? I transferred from WV about 1-1/2 years ago and now live in Burlington. I know what you mean about NO trout around here but I do live within a five minute walk from...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By WVBrookie
I've fished all over the east coast and I...

I've fished all over the east coast and I wouldn't put the lower Elk in the top 20 streams in WV, let alone the east coast - unless you like stocked trout. However, there is a guide at Elk Springs...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-13-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By WVBrookie
My son and I will be down for our annual trip...

My son and I will be down for our annual trip April 10-14.

Chris
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By WVBrookie
Talking I've fished Big Sheep and highly recommend it!...

I've fished Big Sheep and highly recommend it! Two very distinct sections, the willow section (look for a small park) and upstream from that is a meadow section. It's been since 2002 when I was...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By WVBrookie
Thank you so very much for posting! Outstanding! ...

Thank you so very much for posting! Outstanding!

Chris
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,715
Posted By WVBrookie
I only have one experience with horses in the...

I only have one experience with horses in the park and that was with my wife's first and only trip to GSMNP - on our tenth anniversary. Quick, funny footnote: she wanted to go to Las Vegas; I talked...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 01-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,803
Posted By WVBrookie
That's a BIG ditto!! Thank you! To keep...

That's a BIG ditto!! Thank you!

To keep things in perspective (one stream) and possibly stir the pot a bit more ;), take a look at what Yellowstone is planning.

Native Fish Conservation Plan...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-15-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By WVBrookie
As another who purchases an annual or 5-day NR...

As another who purchases an annual or 5-day NR license every year, I am as upset as any. I asked my friends in Virginia TU to pass along my concerns to the VA DGIF and this was the reply I received:...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-13-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,234
Posted By WVBrookie
When I fly, I fly into Denver and I've found...

When I fly, I fly into Denver and I've found Frontier airlines (Denver is the main hub) to have the cheapest flights. From Denver, Frontier also has two flights a day to Durango.

I can't...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-09-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,234
Posted By WVBrookie
Thanks for the offer but I completed my Slam in...

Thanks for the offer but I completed my Slam in 2007. I actually caught the Bonneville and Snake River in two streams each.

I plan to do it again next year with four new streams.

Chris
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,234
Posted By WVBrookie
I've fished both Yellowstone and Montana multiple...

I've fished both Yellowstone and Montana multiple times and I'll take Colorado over those ANY day!

As for my 2011 dream trip, it will be with my son (his first trip out west), backpacking into...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-08-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By WVBrookie
Colorado 2011

I've fished Colorado every year since 2006 and I've fished the Front Range from the Cache le Poudre to the Rio de los Pinos and everywhere in between. I now spend most of my time exploring the high...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,415
Posted By WVBrookie
A couple of things I look for in a wild rainbow...

A couple of things I look for in a wild rainbow are par marks and an orange tint to the pectoral/pelvic fins - then again I haven't caught a stocked fish in years.

With that in mind, here are my...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 10-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,318
Posted By WVBrookie
Thumbs up Very nice reports! I've fished all over and...

Very nice reports! I've fished all over and Colorado is my favorite!

Southern Colorado is amazing, with so much water and so very few people. I've never fished the headwaters of the Rio Grande...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-13-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,081
Posted By WVBrookie
I caught these two SABT in 2009, from two...

I caught these two SABT in 2009, from two different streams - both on the TN side of the park. If you want to talk about the northern strain, I've caught 100s larger than these two.

Also, some...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By WVBrookie
Native Road Trip - Part II

Colorado

Greenback

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/shocchris/DSC04739.jpg

Grayling (non-native)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/shocchris/DSC04744.jpg
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,586
Posted By WVBrookie
Native Trout Road Trip - Part I

7,500 miles driven, over 60 miles hiked, 15 species/sub-species (12 in their native watershed and 10 new ones for my bucket list), and we completed the California Heritage Trout Challenge. The CHTC...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-21-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By WVBrookie
I can't tell you how much I admire the sacrifice...

I can't tell you how much I admire the sacrifice you are about to make! I'm glad you got out one more time.
Stay safe!!

Chris
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-07-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,417
Posted By WVBrookie
On the subject of Salvelinus fontinalis...

On the subject of Salvelinus fontinalis increasing their range: does anyone have historic pH data. With tougher legislation on coal fired boilers and emissions, has the acid rain problem decreased?...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,427
Posted By WVBrookie
[QUOTE=dalerio;82703]Mr. Casada, you...

[QUOTE=dalerio;82703]Mr. Casada,

you actually told "Wvbrookie--I pretty much totally disagree," [QUOTE]

Although I've never met Mr. Casada, I have the utmost respect for him and took no...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-04-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,427
Posted By WVBrookie
I must be in the minority here. I've caught my...

I must be in the minority here. I've caught my fair share of brookies and fished my fair share of "trickles" (but not 60 years worth) and i do just fine with the short rod. ;)

My primary rod of...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By WVBrookie
I love southern CO! If you choose to spend some...

I love southern CO! If you choose to spend some time there, let me know and I'll put you on some very good water.

Rio de los Pinos at Osier, CO just before it enters NM. I have a friend that...
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