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Thread: Bradley and Luftee - 5/17

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    Default Bradley and Luftee - 5/17

    My son and I spent the day fishing Bradley Fork and the Luftee. Great day of fishing, managed a bakers dozen between the two of us, with five or six misses each (those fish are so %$#* fast!). Most of the fish were below average size but we did manage four or five nicer ones.

    Used nymphs with a strike indicator all day, never saw any major hatches or rises. We were using a modified hares ear that I tied last week that includes holographic tinsel and centipede legs... I was amazed how productive this fly was. One of the Browns I caught was totally by accident... I was letting my fly stay in the current downstream while I took a few steps forward and a 5-inch brown slammed it. That fly had to have been in one place or moving upstream for 2 minutes before he hit it. I guess that's a good sign that the fishing is good!

    Here are a couple of shots of the better fish we caught. I caught the Brown and my son caught the fat bow.

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    Apr 2011


    Nicely done! Those are some nice looking fish. Was it crowded?

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    We saw maybe three other fishermen the entire day, but there were a lot of people through the park.

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    Gadsden, Alabama


    awesome thanks for posting
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee


    Those are some nice fish I bet that rainbow fought pretty good

    Glad you got out with your son.

    And you got to love catching the accidental fish

    I only caught 3 this weekend and one was belly hooked so he shouldn't even of counted

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    Yeah, the rainbow did fight and it took my son by surprise. That's his largest wild fish to date and it was the last one he caught, so he was expecting another smaller fish.... you could not wipe the smile off of his face for the rest of the evening.

    He's already looking forward to the next trip!
    Kevin Brown

    “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.” – Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting

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