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    Default South Cherokee National Forest was smoking on Sunday

    And I do mean smoking - I felt like Jeffrey.





    Anyhow, I don't count after the first one so I'd guess I ended up with about a dozen. All on hare's ears - first half dozen or so on a beadhead and the other half on a parachute. Switched from the nymph to the dry when I started seeing fish rising to the hatch. Not that large of a hatch but the fish aren't that large so it seemed fair. Largest would have been about 9" and the smallest is below.

    I do have to note that for the first time in my life every trout I caught was large enough to be a keeper.



    Dave
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    Pretty fish man.

    I was floating the Hiwassee on Sunday and the smoke was super thick until noon when the wind shifted. I had my radio tuned to police and emergency but never heard what was on fire or where. Any clue?

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    The FS was doing some controlled burns south of the skyway.

    The whole operation looked well managed. They even had flashing road signs warning motorists about a half mile before the area being worked. When I pulled off to take a picture of the smoke I wasn't there two minutes before a FS employee showed up to offer a brief on what was going.

    Dave
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    I read in a paper that there was a big brush fire in Tellico...30 cabins got damaged or ruined by the fire..im guessing that might be the cause of the smoke... of course, the paper was vague, and I am in florida, but it was first page news...

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    I heard and read about the fire in Pigeon Forge burning acres of land and destroying cabins, but nothing around Tellic Plains. I cannot find anything on-line validating a fire in Tellico, anyone else have any information on that?
    God gave fishermen expectantcy so they would never tire of throwing out a line.

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    I think the FL paper might be confused. I was in the area this weekend and the only fire / smoke I saw was the controlled burns being conducted by the FS.

    Dave

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