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Old 04-11-2008, 12:08 PM
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Default Camping trip in Elkmont

I heard a comedian say once that rich people have glorious weekends while poor people just get a couple days off. I'm somewhere in the middle which means when the wife and I get a same day off we attempt to make the most of it. Anyway we were off together thursday so it was time for a mini getaway. We decided on Elkmont campground. We set up camp along the river and then hiked up little river trail to catch some dinner. The fishing was fair, probably didn't hike up far enough, we brought 10-12 fish to hand and kept six for some fryin. The highlight or lowlight depending on which way you look at it was me hooking into a real trophey fish. I was fishing nymphs deep when I received a strike deep in a pool. I set the hook and the fish didn't moved just began shaking violently. My 5wt helio was bent double. I fought the fish for 2 to 3 minutes which felt like an enternity. I never seen the fish. He ran down stream still deep and the battenkill reel probably thought I was marlin fishing. The fish found an undercut rock and went under it I waded to the rock and attempted to flush him out. When I arrived at the rock nothing but my nymphs was on the end of the line. I was kinda bummed but you have to tip your hat to a fish like that he earned his freedom. Anyway here are some pics from the trip. I like to live vicariously through other pics posted and I'm sure others do the same.
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