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#1 zip

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

Doing a little trip up to my home river.Fishing the lower area of the Great Smokey Mountains in the Greenbrier area.I didn't catch a thing today, but I ended up with some gorgeous photos and it just felt good to be home!
I wish all of you the happiest of New Years!
All the best-Steve

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Fish would just be a bonus when the setting is that pretty :)


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#3 bellevue.chartreuse.trout

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

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#4 zip

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

Fish would just be a bonus when the setting is that pretty :)

Couldn't agree more buddy.I know everyone of us loves to catch fish,but sometimes just being humbled by the environment is the most important lesson one could learn!

Happy New Years Steve. Great looking spot to fish! As stated, a fish would have been a bonus - that's what keeps you coming back right? Think March or April (if you can fish there then legally :) )
 
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BCT-This has been a favorite spot to fish since I was a tiny guy.March and April is always killer as well as mid to late fall.The river produces some gorgeous Brooks and wild browns.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:42 PM

Nice pocket water zip!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

Best wishes to you Steve! Beautiful pic. I'd love to take the kids up that way one day. Take care.. ps I'll give you a call when I get off this afternoon.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:58 PM

Beautiful! I was fishing the GSMNP back on the 26th. A few hookups but none to net. We were near Cherokee, NC.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

Best wishes to you Steve! Beautiful pic. I'd love to take the kids up that way one day. Take care.. ps I'll give you a call when I get off this afternoon.

Holler at me whenever bro!

Beautiful! I was fishing the GSMNP back on the 26th. A few hookups but none to net. We were near Cherokee, NC.


I fished up that way this trip as well.Like you,I got a few hook ups but no smelly hands!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

I'll bet it's Beautiful in the Summer.  Right now, to me, it just looks cold and dead.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Zip, I don't know if you live in the area or were just visiting like me, but we oughta get out in the park fishing sometime!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

I'll bet it's Beautiful in the Summer.  Right now, to me, it just looks cold and dead.


The fish were moving,but it was just cold as hell,Mike!This morning was a brisk 7!

Zip, I don't know if you live in the area or were just visiting like me, but we oughta get out in the park fishing sometime!


I'm from there originally, but just went up for a visit.I can show you some great places at higher elevation for natives in the spring.A yellow Sally tied on a #18 usually does the trick.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

More photos please, Zip.

 

Right now sunny Florida ( space coast ) is raining, 45 degrees with 95% humidity and gusting to 36kts.

Very crappy start to the new year.

Might as well be up north.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:23 AM



Busted a hole in the ice and got this first one under water.Also got this other one from New Years in Gatlinburg. My wife and I go there fairly frequently.

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"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

More photos please, Zip.
 
Right now sunny Florida ( space coast ) is raining, 45 degrees with 95% humidity and gusting to 36kts.
Very crappy start to the new year.
Might as well be up north.

I still have some editing to do as well as compressing,but there's a few for you,brother.Come up North...Winter is coming lol!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
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