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  1. #1
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    Default Report 5/23 Gaintfish and Rattle Snake.

    We got camp set up at Elkmont Thur. by 6:30 pm, I couldn't stand it headed to the river with my newly built 6'6 4pc 4wt. Had a ton or rises, but I didn't get the nickname miss em Bennett for no reason! Missed about 10. Went back to camp dragging my wounded ego!!!
    Rained most of the night and into the morning, So I decided to head up WFPR, caught a beautiful Brookie and one small rainbow. But were a victory for me, caught them on my flyrod I built and flies I tied.
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    But that was it for the day.
    Saturday I wanted to head up Litter river and get ahead of the crowd. Hiked all the way to campsite 24 and you would have thought we were on the Caney, I have never seen that many fly-fishers on the river. turned around and headed back to just above Huskey Branch. Not a sole in sight, caught 6 wen I started seeing the wetfoot prints, Man I was still fishing 2nd water.

    But if was beautiful. Oops picture of different river. Still a nice picture. Then I spotted the someone in front of me, he headed across two runs then tried to get close to the bank. Asked how I was doing, OK but only 6 fish, WOW what are you using BHPN, thats the same thing I using. I then politely suggested if he worked up stream he won't spoke the fish. After he left I caught 4 more believe it or not. But Gaintfish was having a hard day still had a big Zero and was ready to go.
    Dropped hem off at camp and headed a little lower on LR.

    Caught this nice brown and six nice fat rainbows.
    Sunday headed up WPLR, caught 8-10 more nice Rainbows. They are really fat this year. Had to head out around noon to get home to make Momma happy. But ran into a road block on the trail.

    and he would not move, I guess he was sunning and he was content, had to climb the bank to get around him. All these times I have joked about nothing up WPLR but rattle snakes is coming back to haunt me.
    overall we had a great time. Gaintfish did manage to bring one to hand, and of course Dear old dad was just lucky!!!

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    Default ha ha...

    glad i'm not the only one missing fish consistently. looks like a grand time was had by all, even the lazy trail boss. the fish i've managed to land seem to be fatter as well. good to see healthy sized fins. nice lookin fish too.

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    Default Snake?

    Is that a rattler or a copperhead? Might just be my old eyes, but the picture looks more like a copperhead to me

    Mike
    "Fly-fishing has many attributes, but none more pleasing than it's ability to liberate the young boy that still hides within me and to let that boy live again without embarrassment or regret, sorrow or anguish." Harry Middleton

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmike View Post
    Is that a rattler or a copperhead? Might just be my old eyes, but the picture looks more like a copperhead to me

    Mike
    You might want to schedule an eye exam.
    Jason

    jasonkelkins at yahoo dot com

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    I have seen more snakes already this year than I have in the past three years combined. Nice rattlesnake.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Default It is time for that exam...

    Might be my pc's color messing me up as well, the snake in the pic looks much lighter in color than most the Rattlers I've seen up that way, thought they were much darker

    Of course i gotta say I really wouldn't want either one to see me first or bite me :O)

    Thanks,
    Mike
    "Fly-fishing has many attributes, but none more pleasing than it's ability to liberate the young boy that still hides within me and to let that boy live again without embarrassment or regret, sorrow or anguish." Harry Middleton

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