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    Default another evening WW trip

    Its been a week since I've wet a line so I took my 6wt. and my pack rod 4wt to work again today. I've been hitting the rivers after work a couple of evenings over the past few weeks. I decided to just throw some poppers tonight so I rigged up the little 7.5 ft 4wt. Nothing big tonight, 1 at about 15" and 1-14" and several smaller ones. caught a few more Redbreast also. I've been having so much fun lately that I havent used any trout flies in about a month. I may need to break out the superfine this weekend so I can remember what a trout looks and feels like! See you guys at the cookout Saturday. Heres a few more picts from this evening..................Troutman

    Notice the little non-slip loop knot on the popper! Works good!



    Getting close to dark!



    Love these little guys too!


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    Bassman, I mean troutman.

    By the time you get back on a freestone stream you will have to pull those poor trout out of the trees because of your aggressive hookset!

    Great pics..

    Mark...
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

    http://www.mtff.org/ (For general interest in the Middle Tennessee area)

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    what is the best way to work a popper in a stream with current? Do you cast downstream and work the popper back up or exactly the opposite. I havent been fishing in so long its killing me. I almost wish school was back in session because I had more free time then than I do now.

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    Dry fly1, since you mention it, I did hook a little 3-4" bluegill last week on size 6 bass popper. He nailed it like a big smallie about the time I was picking up for a double haul backcast and he went sailing through the air! Looked like a little dive bomber going back into the water. He probably won't forget that trip anytime soon!

    MM135, I'll send you a PM

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    Default Wed. evening trip

    Took another evening trip this week. Called up a friend of mine this afternoon to meet me after work on the river. Chad is a guide in the park but has not done very much WW flyfishing. I arrived early and decided to fish a section I have been wanting throw some poppers into but would always run out of time. I tied on a new pattern I made up this past weekend and hooked up fairly quickly. A nice 16" smallie. We fished a couple of hours and caught alot of redbreast sunfish but I only caught one more smallie before we quit. I think the low water has slowed down the bite somewhat. I think Chad had a good time though, guides don't usually get to just relax and fish. Heres a couple of picts of the better smallie.




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    well I wish I hadnt of snapped my rod so I could have joined you guys. Were you fishing some new water this evening?

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    Not really new water, just a few places that have been passed over when I was just throwing streamers. The lower water level has made some of these areas good holding places and fun to fish with a popper.

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