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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsur View Post
    Yes I make at least one annual trip each year for around 8-9 days, I kinda grew up and spent a lot of time on the NC coast area and later had business that kept me going to the area. I surf fish hard core for flounder, will post some shots once I get settled back in , just got home and back to work Monday. I want to fly fish down there but have a tendacy to go with what I know, and do traditional surf casting with 7ft and 9ft surf rods. I tend to target flounder, kinda like trout you can cast and hope for the best or learn to work a grid and hone in on them. A former charter boat captain and his wife have just opened in March, a small flyshop in Atlantic Beach NC, so I stopped in and bought some flys that a guy up north sells them, they were designed to use to target stripers and big stuff up north. Thought they looked cool and would maybe work on some large tailwaters around here I'll post some pics of those later with some flounder shots. These folks are like Byron, Paula, and Daniel super nice locals who love the sport and are now doing estuary and ocean guided trips, including fly fishing for sharks (yikes!), reds, and whatever else is running. This is the Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle area, literally an island with the state port on one end with a jetty and Emerald Isle on the other with miles of surf and piers and back bay areas behind it. It's all about boats, fishing, surf and every kind of seafood available, family oriented and no roller coaster in sight! As far as your fish the first thing I said was the acrynom for the beach down there they use for marketing the Southern Outer Banks (SOBX)!
    LOL SOunds like a great time!

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    welcome to Tennnessee...Little River holds a significant number of large brown trout. If you like New Zealand style spotting and stalking large fish in very public places , well, you will love some of the larger Park streams. Some years ago I wrote a piece on Little River for the Trout Unlimited book "100 Best Streams in AmeICA." That piece described the pursuit of one of those "tanks" that hide in plain sight all along the road. It can be addictive. For many years l was blessed to have a cabin in Elkmont. I had the chance to spend dawns and dusks in some good water. I would often spend hours sitting out one of the big boys. If you have the patience (and it looks like you do!) it can be very rewarding. Frankly though the tourist interference got to be a real pain for me and l have since ventured elsewhere to chase big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Congleton View Post
    welcome to Tennnessee...Little River holds a significant number of large brown trout. If you like New Zealand style spotting and stalking large fish in very public places , well, you will love some of the larger Park streams. Some years ago I wrote a piece on Little River for the Trout Unlimited book "100 Best Streams in AmeICA." That piece described the pursuit of one of those "tanks" that hide in plain sight all along the road. It can be addictive. For many years l was blessed to have a cabin in Elkmont. I had the chance to spend dawns and dusks in some good water. I would often spend hours sitting out one of the big boys. If you have the patience (and it looks like you do!) it can be very rewarding. Frankly though the tourist interference got to be a real pain for me and l have since ventured elsewhere to chase big boys.
    Thanks for the welcome Joe the roadside stretch is the only place I know of so far that holds the big boys so that is where I will be concentrating until other opportunities arrive

    I love stalking and would happily spend hours locking horns with a big one, I must admit being able to do it in a bit more solitude would be nice.

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    I can remember when there were no browns anywhere in the park....there used to be a lot of large rainbows that you could stalk like you are doing in some of the larger waters...WPLP used to be a Sportsman's Stream requiring anything under 16 inches to be released....used to be able to see some nice trout over there....there are some big browns away from the car traffic...just have to walk a couple of miles upstream from where you were...have seen some up there that will make you stop and catch your breath....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rog 1 View Post
    I can remember when there were no browns anywhere in the park....there used to be a lot of large rainbows that you could stalk like you are doing in some of the larger waters...WPLP used to be a Sportsman's Stream requiring anything under 16 inches to be released....used to be able to see some nice trout over there....there are some big browns away from the car traffic...just have to walk a couple of miles upstream from where you were...have seen some up there that will make you stop and catch your breath....
    Thanks Rob appreciate it , I know I will eventually start hiking upstream

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