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Old 02-20-2008, 06:36 PM
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One of the pirmary reasons I hunger of another day on the river are the daily fishing reports that Byron posts. You can go to any of the Big Box sporting goods companies and never find a friendly message from the fishing department manager that reminds you of the last time you were in the woods or releasing a big brown for the next guy to catch. But I can count on going to the Little River Outfitters daily river report or go to the message board and get pumped for the next trip.

I think I also have a clue as to why some of the outfitters are going out of business. I don't think it is entirely due to the Big Box competition, I think it is there unwillingness to reach out to us dedicated fishermen in the same way the Byron reaches out on a daily basis. I am from Ohio and perhaps the most popular fly fishing shop in Ohio is Mad River Outfitters in Columbus. They have a fishing report link, but they haven't had a current posting since 12 January. Yes, it has been cold, the rains have made the river go up about the banks several times, but not reports. With such bad fishing conditions, you would think the folks at Mad River would have more than enough time to post some information that could make us long for the next fishing trip or trip to the store and replenish our supplies.

I want to say thanks to Bryon for his daily efforts and keeping me looking forward to the next fishing trip or hike in the woods.

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:10 PM
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Very sneaky! I see what you're up to and the answer is NO... you cannot have our Byron. We're keeping him in Townsend where he belongs. (Truth be known, there isn't enough gunpowder around to blast him out of his cozy little nest.)

Nice post, Scott!

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:29 PM
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Wouldn't think of trying to get Byron to move. Instead, I would rather move to Townsend. Then I could just drop by LLO anytime and share experiences.

Really, you just don't find the friendly interaction with fellow fishermen anyplace else on the web.
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Wouldn't think of trying to get Byron to move. Instead, I would rather move to Townsend.

...just for kicks and giggles I searched Townsend real estate for sale the other day....looks like they'll be no chance I could ever afford to own a house there anyhow...I would imagine the old time property owners are either ticked or tickled Dolly made their neighboring town famous......I'll keep hold in the foothills of NC until my ship comes in.
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hey groundhawg....I'm from Ohio also and used to shop at Mad River Outfitters.....now it seems that if you are not booking one of his $4000 trips to Argentina they want nothing to do with you ....I agree, LRO is my home town fly shop also, they just happen to be 427 miles from my front step....


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Buckeytrouter,

Roger on the expensive trips. It always amazes me on how many people have so much money to give to others.

I find that the daily fishing reports and blogs on the message borad are like reading John Gierach. It is something that all of us can relate to and inspire us.
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