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Old 03-04-2007, 01:05 PM
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Burt,

I'm not really into angling for billfish. It was a small tarpon, about 50 pounds. I lost him after a brief thirty minute fight.

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Old 03-04-2007, 10:47 PM
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Boy! I think I need to come down and try some of the moonshine you guys have been drinking. Things look like they are getting real crazy

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Old 03-04-2007, 11:11 PM
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TomW...no worries, buddy. They are all a bunch of liars. Byron was not fighting a bill fish or a tarpon. Truth be told, it was the elusive Flanker Fish! They need to stop keeping things from people!

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Old 03-05-2007, 08:40 AM
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Paula,
Thought that was the case. Good to hear from you, we are trying to get free to come down and see you guys. until then.....
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:25 AM
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*Reading all posts on this thread*

Wow......spring better get here soon. I think the people in the Smokies are goin crazy w/o trout fishing.....
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:55 AM
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MTN_TRT,

Damascus is a nice place. I especially like the small bar that serves breakfast. There used to be this older lady who would abuse the customers all in fun. It was great. If you ordered scrambled eggs you got over light. Order toast and you got bisquits. If you complained she told you to eat it anyway. We went to breakfast there every day because we liked her. Her name was Betty. The nice restaurant on the river was great too. And then there's Whitetop Laurel. I love that stream.

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Old 03-05-2007, 09:59 AM
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By the way,

I hooked that tarpon right uner the bridge at the "Y" on a Bead Head Pheasant Tail.

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Old 03-05-2007, 12:22 PM
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By the way,

I hooked that tarpon right uner the bridge at the "Y" on a Bead Head Pheasant Tail.

Byron
Yet another sign of global warming...
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:19 PM
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Byron,

That should have been my tarpon! I was in pursuit of it last week when my guide was knocked from his platform (by the bridge, of course) as he poled me oh so close. I wanted to wade but my guide, Guido, insisted we use his flats boat. Bet his next client wades!

Do you think the harp seals in the pool at the Y are having an effect on the tarpon population?

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:44 AM
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This thread really clarifies the hiring of a retired psychologist at the shop.

Burt

probably why he retired, saw one to many fly fisherman & realized all his training didn't prepare him for that

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