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    I was just wondering if any of you guys and girls out there keep a journal of your fishing? I have several volumes and although usually behind i chronicle every time i go out and chase fish. Lots of pictures, and a good bit of humor, usually i write at night after a few cold ones so when i look back it can be kinda funny, you know stories like sticking my first trout in the park, or my first bonefish, venturing through the woods and coming up on a woman drunk as can be on shine, having an elk scare the heck outta me at Cataloochee, fishing in Ireland, or consorting with some very nice ladies from KY, i think? a few camp sites over at elkmont...you know fishing stuff! Just curious, oh and when i do settle down my wife who i haven't met yet she will not be reading these! Sorry
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
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    Carolina Boy,
    I do and I think they are fabulous tools and fun reading at times. I suggest everyone to keep a fly fishing log. This could be an invaluable family memento for future generations...
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
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    Yea man, I get a kick out of looking back and remebering different stuff that happens out there, as well as my interpretation of it from back then, figured I wasn't the only one!
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
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    www.projecthealingwaters.org
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    I have a journal dating back to 1979. Like you said, it is kind of fun to reread at times.

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    I guess my blog is my journal of sorts, but for more detailed information I keep a fishing log that includes weather, water temp, clarity, fishing techniques, successful flies, etc. It has been very useful.

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    If I kept a fishing journal here's what today's entry would be. Paula and I pulled the boat over the Foothills Parkway to Tellico Lake. As usual, motorcycles were on our butt and passing on double yellow lines. Three guys did just that. I commented to Paula how stupid they are. We drove down the road on our way to fish going under the speed limit. We came up on an accident scene. One of the three riders had run off the road in the best place he could have picked. His bike was wrecked but he was OK. A park service person was there in uniform. I drove through, turned around and drove back to the scene.

    I walked up to the Park Service fellow and told him I was a material witness to "wreckless endangerment", "The State of Tennessee vs. those three men." The man in uniform told me he was a maintenance person. I told him I would wait for a ranger. He said the guys told him not to report the accident. I told him he had to report it by law. He walked away.

    So I decided to ream the bike riders a new one. I stood there on the side of the road telling these men that this is not a race track and their actions were wreckless and stupid. I told them I live here and drive this road almost weekly to go fishing. I said a man was killed on this road last night and his wife was flown by helicopter to UT. I told them wild animals cross the road. I explained that deer, wild boar and bears run right out in front of you often. I said a motorcycle rider hit a bear three weeks ago. I told them another person died on "the Dragon" this week.

    Paula said my arms were pointing and moving. She was worried we would get into a fight. All three were much bigger than me. They agreed with me, we shook hands, I left and we went fishing.

    At the ramp this evening a motorcycle went by flying. We commented that he had to be doing over 100 miles per hour. Jack, who does not stretch the facts guessed 150 miles per hour. We talked more, maybe for a half hour. We heard a siren. An ambulance flew by. Then a State Trooper flew by with lights and siren on. We're sure that person is probably dead.

    Tonight we were driving home. A motorcycle rider was right on the back of the boat tailgating us. A bear, a very large bear ran across the road right in front of us. If I had been speeding we would have hit him. I looked back and the motorcycle was gone. I don't know if he ran off the road or pulled over for some reason. What a day. I deal with this every time I go over there. Some of them are careful. Some are dangerous.

    One of the guys at the accident scene told me "we drove 600 miles to come here and kill ourselves". I thought to myself, people drive further than that to come here and kill themselves. This "Tail of the Dragon" thing is getting out of hand.

    Byron
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    I bought a pocket journal from these guys to carry on road trips. They are small enough to put in your pocket and make timely notes.

    Check it out at http://www.journalsunlimited.com/.
    Last edited by donwinn; 10-28-2009 at 09:46 PM.
    Don Winningham

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    Yes SWAMPUS very wise observation sir!
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)

    www.projecthealingwaters.org
    "Healing Those Who Serve"

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