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  1. #1
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    Talking Roadside

    Last Sunday Nathan and I headed to the Smokies to chase a few Brookies. While we had discussed the low water ahead of time we thought we would be ok. Well on the drive there more than two tributaries down the water level was noticeably low, and for once there were only two other sets of people roadside on the section, which usually harbors a dozen or more fisherman, so we decided to stay roadside. After scouting the road we found a spot and a section of stream that looked like it hadn't been fished. We were soon on the river and in just a minute had my first fish.



    Nathan was working some nice water



    You know it must be fall because you finally set your expectation so low that you are thrilled to even catch this guy.



    Sure glad that is was content with this cause the next guy was the same size.



    After a while they did get a little bigger, but no trophies so far



    And then it finally happened



    Sorry Mac, while I would love to have the fishing skills to be the next David Knapp, I can't really see that happening and the above photo will be as big as they get from me **** I'd be thrilled to catch fish half the size he catches

    The colors were nice and it was weird be on a streambed that I'm familiar with from a whitewater perspective, but looked so foreign at low water.



    And with better framing


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    My monster #2



    Nathan working a nice pool



    #3 Big Boy - No monster Brown, Salmon or Steelhead, but I sure wasn't complaining



    And #4 - Almost my limit



    It cool to see how the leaves pile up in the eddies



    Might not need waders but some yoga skills will help



    We soon made it to the trailhead as I broke off both my flies. We walked the fresh gravel back to the car and called it a day



    Gotta love the Smokies

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    Nice report and pictures!

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    Nice reports ducky.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Nice report Ducky, I really luv the colors and the quite this time of year.

    Looks like you picked up some nice sized fish, wish I could have been there with you guys.

    Keep them coming.

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    Nice! It's great to just see a few pics of the beauty of the Smokies.
    <(((>< In tribute to Ben, Duck Hunter extraordinaire, and man's best friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    #3 Big Boy - No monster Brown, Salmon or Steelhead, but I sure wasn't complaining


    This is Classic DP right here!!
    I wouldn't complain about that bow either... regardless of the fish those other guys catch.

    Great report and pics! The sheer number of quality mountain fish you find is quite impressive...


    Tight Lines,

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    Sorry Mac, while I would love to have the fishing skills to be the next David Knapp, I can't really see that happening and the above photo will be as big as they get from me **** I'd be thrilled to catch fish half the size he catches
    Hahaha you crack me up. Man we really need to get together and fish sometime when I'm home in TN. I'll take you looking for browns if you take me to one of those secret brookie streams that you have to hike off-trail to access...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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