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    Man, I would have experienced a heart attack from that situation. I probably would have just thrown my rod down and ran...
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    So would I!

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    I was wading the Harpeth with a buddy a few years ago. I knew he had an issue with spiders, shooting 3d archery he always made someone break trail because of the spider webs. Well on this trip we were fishing a great looking hole when he said we had to move. I kept fishing and about 3min later he came splashing out of the stream like a bear was chashing him. With a confused look on my face I asked what was up. "The spider started coming after me!" I looked and about 15yards away was a huge spider in its wed over the middle of the stream. I guess it was one of those spiders that can jump 50' (: needless to say the fishing was over for the day. This guy is huge bench press @ #400. And has a unreal fear of spiders. But it worked to our favor shootin tournments, all you had to do was take a stick (a real long one or he would kill you) and tickle his neck and he would be out for three targets.

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    Thanks for the story and a good laugh. I now have another "good reason" to buy a new rod-->SNAKE ATTACK! I noticed more blackbears last year than ever in the park, especially Cades Cove. I have become more aware of my surrondings on all of my hikes and fishing excusions while in the park. Thanks for the reminders on bears and snakes!
    Mark <::::><


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    I'd probably be in the market for new waders too.

    I really don't like snakes and always seem to attract them

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    hi pmike.



    Yes, I wish I had just dropped the rod and jumped back a few feet instead of swishing it around with a 1/2 pound of snake on the end of it.

    Also: I haven't bought a new rod in about 5 years. I cannot fathom the price scale on them.


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    Default this reminds me of .... snake or stick?

    A few years back in the Park, my wife, who seldom throws bugs at trout but can be talked into going fly fishing with me on occasion in the Park, had a 'close encounter' with a snake: I was upstream and heard her scream and holler; I got out of the water and made my way down to her location as fast as I could: found her standing on the bank, obviously upset about something; looked around to see if a bear had 'set her off' but no bear
    'what's wrong?' I asked -'I caught a snake!' was her reply in a very shaken tone of voice -'where's your rod?' - 'out there in the river somewhere' she said - what?' -'well, I felt a hit on the dropper, set the hook and as I brought it in saw what I know was a snake on the line, so, I dropped my rod and ran for dry land'; 'where abouts did you drop your rod?'; 'over that way somewhere in the middle of the river' was the reply.
    So, I waded out aways, picked her rod up off the bottom (thank goodness for gin-clear water), while keeping a wary eye out for a snake; recovered everything BUT no snake on the end of the line - did she or didn't she? we'll never know for sure - but good for a chuckle now and then, because I might well have done the same as she did.
    Fishstu

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    I'm starting to wonder if it isn't a conspiracy - these snakes against us fisherfolk!
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