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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 AM
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So taking advantage of my new job, which has me working in Maryville, rather than in Oak Ridge, I decided to bring my fishing gear along and leave work around 3 and head to the park. This time I decided to fish along Tremont, some on lower thunderhead and some along the gravel road. The fishing was slower than up on Sam's almost certainly due to the high amount of pressure I observed on Tremont over the weekend.

Also the low water made for some really spooky fish.

I did manage catch several small ones like this:



But also some decent sized ones like this:



The darker it got, the more the fishing turned on, but the harder it was to see the fly. I stayed out until I couldn't see my fly on the water. I hooked up with quite a few fish, but for whatever reason, they having a lot more luck throwing the fly yesterday and I ended up losing about twice as many as I caught. Had some hook-ups with some really good sized fish, so all in all it was a good day. Next time I'll head out earlier in the day and go higher. But still, can't beat fishing on a Tuesday afternoon.

So there you have a month's worth of reports, hopefully some more to follow soon!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:14 PM
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:33 PM
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I try and sharpen my hook when I tie the fly on. It seems to help keep em on.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:08 PM
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Sharpen like with a file or something? Interesting idea, thanks
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:26 AM
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I do too, just use a hook sharpener. Pocket model is less than $5 from the "mart" stores or tackle shop.
On the same note, I bought the Gerber "Flik Fish" multi-tool with the needle nose pliers built in and it has an excellent built in hook sharpener. Also has scissors that will cut braided line, several screw drivers, and is compact to boot. I like it so much that I got a second one to carry anytime so I can leave one in my fish pond bag. That way I've always got
one with me on the water. Very useful little tool.
By the way, nice reports, I enjoyed them. I know you had a great time compiling them!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:46 AM
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Sharpen like with a file or something? Interesting idea, thanks
Yep, LRO sells a nice little hook sharpener for a few bucks. Hang it on with a zinger and when you tie one on give it a couple of runs with the sharpener. It definitely helps. Also, if you are losing a lot like that, check to see if your barb has been crimped down. A barbless hook is a lot harder to catch fish with in my opinion.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:11 AM
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I'll check into that. I guess I should clarify, I'm not really having a chronic problem with fish throwing the hook, just on that particular day it was happening very frequently, there probably was a hitch in my mechanics or maybe those high pressured fish are just better at it that the ones that see less pressure. Anyway maybe a sharper hook will help in terms of the days when I am losing more. If that makes sense...
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