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Old 05-17-2012, 02:25 PM
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There used to or at least when I fished the park with some regularity big fish. I have seen three big bows, one on the Big Shoe of Abrams, two on the Little just after you turn off to go into Elkmont. The biggest fish, a brown, I actually hooked with a 6-7" native bow attached to a chartuese elk hair caddis one day! It came out from under a ledge on the Little above the terminal end of the road (back when you could drive past the houses and the road ended in a little parking lot) and swallowed my fish. It's the pool about 40 yards up from the lot, and the last time I saw it there was a tree in the middle of the pool. At the time of this fiasco, there wasn't a tree. I was wet wading and went down two pools with him before he let go. This catastrophe was witness and horse laughed at me by Andrew Betts, son of John, who we all have used his fly tying material from time to time.

I vote yes.
I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.
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