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    Default 11-15 September Trip

    My friend Larry made the trip up from the Keys, and we were able to make a nice trip to the smokies. We drove up Wednesday after I got off work, and after my fly club meeting (Sea Island Fly Fishers). Needless to say we got to smokemont and set up at about 0400 on Thursday.

    We slept for about 2.5 hours then got up, and made some breakfast prior to starting to fish. I had been wanting to fish the Luftee for a while, particularly in the fall. The weather was decent, with some rain. We did not catch many fish, but Larry and I both managed a couple of decent browns, 13-15 inches. I did manage to catch a couple of res escapees, including and 17 inch and 20 inch rainbow. Unfortunately I had left my phone/camera safe from the rain back at camp.

    Late in the afternoon we decided to go up straight fork, and see if the water was clear enough to fish. We took a ride up the road, and it was chocolate milk all the way. It was getting late, and we thought about fishing, but decided to call it. On the way back I noted that the water was starting to clear a little, so I decided to stop at a big brown hole to give it a shot with a bugger I had tied. This 19 inch brown came out of the water to take my fly:





    We met FearNoFishBob, and we were lucky enough to get to talk to him several times while we were here. Thursday night it continued to storm, but we got up and had a great breakfast:





    Larry's blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup were great.

    After talking to Bob, we decided to try a stream we had talked about fishing for years, but just hadn't made it to yet. We made the drive to the bridge to nowhere, and hiked up to fish Noland Creek. The fishing was post front, and tough, but the country was beautiful. We didn't catch too many fish, and late in the afternoon made to call to head back to camp, and hit DQ on the way for a little ice cream. Then called it a day.



    On Saturday we decided we would head over the pass and hit one of the streams on the TN side of the pass.



    Not to far over the other side we decided to give the creek a try right along the road. We hiked down 5 hundred yards or so, then were going to fish back to the car and decide what we wanted to do. The scenery was great, even with all of the noise of the bikes:



    The fishing ended up being great, and we spent the next 7 hours loosing count of these:





    Larry being stealthy



    We did manage a few of these


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    Nice! That water color looks perfect for big browns. I'll have to hit Straight Fork when I'm down at Smokemont in a few weeks.

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    Fine report and those re some handsome fish, thanks for sharing.

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    Nice trip! I've really grown to love the water over there, I look forward to my next trip after seeing that big Brown!! What is the yellow container up at shoulder level that you're wearing there?
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    That was my friend Larry, and it is a sunglasses holder.

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    Default More Pics

    I wasn't sure how many pictures I could put in one post so here are some more.






















    Nothing like good friends, good fishing, good food and good wine. We had a great trip and met a new friend in FearNoFishBob.


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    That sounded like a great trip and made me feel like I was right there with you guys.

    Thanks for sharing a great trip. Excellent report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH0802 View Post
    That is a great fish! And, it was even better that you had someone there to get such a good picture.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Amazing trip all the way from the beautiful brookies to that big brown! Glad you guys had a good time and thanks for sharing all those great pictures!
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    John,
    Shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance. I may be there this coming weekend and could use a few pointers. You obviously know what you're doing there!

    Matt
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