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  1. #1
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    Default Brooks and Browns

    Made a last minute trip into Cataloochee valley and the brook trout and browns were quite cooperative. Best day fishing GSMNP so far; both quantity (9 total brought to hand) and size. My son landed a nice one as well. Elk hair Caddis and Stimulators were on the menu.
    Here are the highlights...

    A nice brown


    And a beautiful Brookie


    Check out the belly on this one...



    This is one my son landed...


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    Really nice fish ,thanks for the post sounds like a great trip , need to put that on the list of places to explore

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    Nice post. Thanks for sharing. Cataloochie is a beautiful place. Someone I know called it Cades Cove without the people (minus elk rut)

    I would bet there was a big crawfish or salamander in the belly of that one Brookie

    If you up to catching 9 you are most of the way there, and have now learned most of the basics, and should be catching big numbers soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
    Really nice fish ,thanks for the post sounds like a great trip , need to put that on the list of places to explore
    Yes, definitely put it on the list. I am an amateur at best and have always been rewarded for my efforts in this area, even the first trip after only 6 months with a flyrod.

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    Just 6 months! Dude, it took me 6 months just to catch a fish when I switched to a flyrod. If I was making reports back then, they would have been just hiking reports.

    Nice job.

    Thanks for the report. I really need to get out and fish.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    took me 6 months to get the flies out of the trees!

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    Very nice report. I hope they are still that willing the last weekend in Sept. i will be camping/fishing over there then. I can hardly wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streamhound View Post
    took me 6 months to get the flies out of the trees!
    A year and a half later and I'm still in the trees!

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    Default And a Rainbow makes a Slam?

    Quote Originally Posted by RagingBull View Post
    Made a last minute trip into Cataloochee valley and the brook trout and browns were quite cooperative. Best day fishing GSMNP so far; both quantity (9 total brought to hand) and size. My son landed a nice one as well. Elk hair Caddis and Stimulators were on the menu.
    Here are the highlights...

    A nice brown


    And a beautiful Brookie


    Check out the belly on this one...



    This is one my son landed...

    Hit Greenbrier area today and three rainbows came to hand. It's a lousy pic, but here is one of them...

    Guess I don't know the rules on a Smoky Slam, but doesn't that count? 3 creeks, 2 Days, 1 trip and all three trout.

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    I love me some Cataloochee, my favorite place in the GSMNP. That brook in the first pic would like and taste great on a stick.
    Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.

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