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Payin’ it Back

I spent the day yesterday up in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park volunteering with their tremendous fisheries team.  The GSMNP is a model nationwide for it’s impressive, science based management of it’s cold-water fisheries.  Yesterday we were doing a  … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

If you’re a reasonably sane person you might wonder why I seem to get so excited about fishing for native Brook Trout.  After all, they’re tiny when you compare them to some of the fish we catch fall through spring.  … Continue reading

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“Luck is not Chance, Fortune’s Smile is Earned.”

I suspect Emily Dickenson wasn’t talking about Brook trout fishing when she wrote about luck…but maybe she was!  It certainly is applicable and the photos above and below are ample evidence of the value of effort in determining an outcome.  … Continue reading

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Livin’ Large and Fishin’ Small

On Saturday we spent the whole day up in Brook trout water and had a blast.   I was with a great guy and excellent tenkara angler who shared my passion for taking long walks for small fish.  It was in … Continue reading

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Up We Go!

Memorial Day has come and gone. This means I’m changing gears into “summer fishing” mode.  Starting the first of June I’ll be leaving the lower, hatchery-supported water behind and commencing hike-in wild trout fishing.  These trips are typically a full … Continue reading

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One of these fish is…

…not like the other ones!    The River Red Horse (bottom picture) is a wonderful fish that loves clean, clear streams just like trout.  Unlike the beautiful Rainbow Trout pictured, the Redhorse is actually native to our WNC streams.   Given its … Continue reading

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After the Rain…Comes the Rainbow

As bad as the weather was last week, today it was that good.  It may be a brief window but the rain has stayed off us long enough to let the higher elevation rivers settle and fish.  We caught this … Continue reading

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