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  1. #1
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    Default Drifting led me away...but I made it back today!!

    Last year purchased a used Drift boat. After a lot of attention and work in getting it river ready and some personal touches and I must admit its hard to get away from the tailwater drift gig when theres no hiking involved.

    Before.



    After.




    A day on the river with my 2 oldest



    After seeing a Brown Trout portrait, attempted a boat wrap. It worked!!






    Whole different arena Drifting but had to get back to the mountains today.



    I thought the water would have been a lot cooler than the 65 degrees that we've seen in the Hiwassee.












    Wondered which came first.....the net or the rod when I looked back at this pic.








    On my hike in, this was not where it was when I took the picture(middle of the trail). Just couldn't get close enough for a better picture. The weight inside caused the branch to lower it to the trail while I was fishing. The nest was a complete powerhouse of energy moving around on the ground!!



    Anyway, great day in the mountains and I sure felt the effect of the hike after not hiking lately. Humbling to say the least.

    Thank You,

    Breck

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    Nice report. The mountains just keep calling.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Great boat and a nice Walter Babb bamboo fly rod! Nice fish too!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Glad you made it back into the mountains Breck! Those drift trips can definitely be addicting for sure but the mountains have their own charm as well...
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    Love the boat wrapper, yikes to the nest! Great shots, nice post
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    Breck,
    Great custom touch on the boat wrap!

    Tailwaters and boating are my favorite. I guess am not fond of rock hopping at my weight and size.

    You need to get you a nice trolling motor for your boat so you do not have to row. It allows me to fish more and be less spooky.
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    Breck looks like you did a great job on the boat. I really like the DeYoung Brown Trout wrap.

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