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Tyler Legg
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tomorrow will be the third try at "Expedition Wild Brook Trout". The last 2 outings have not produced any brookies (people around here refer to them as native trout, specks, mountain trout, etc). I've set my sights on what looks like an excellent wild native brook trout stream nestled close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of you might be raising your brow with ambiguity, while thinking, "why must an angler hike miles upon miles, or study a map for hours upon hours, just to catch a bunch of small, 6" trout". Anyone who has ever fished a native brookie stream, knows that there's a sense of accomplishment when you bring a wild southern Appalachian brook trout to you're hand. Brook trout that were and are facing trouble on the horizon. Years of logging, road building, stream degredation, and acid rain have expeditiously decreased the once flourishing population of this colorful and lively fish. Brook trout are considered a biological indicator, indicating pristine, clean, clear, and nutrient rich water.

With that being said, I'm heading out once again early in the morning (trying to beat the weather later tomorrow evening). I've got a feeling the brook trout will be there. I'm not holding my breath, but I do have that feeling. We'll see what plays out. you know what they say, third time's a charm.


Dan Short said...

Best of luck Tyler. Hope you find some char.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

We couldn't find them!! Don't know what I'm doing wrong!! Sigh...

Buffalo96 said...

Some times the hunt is better than the catch. Eh! Probably not. Insert other cliche, "It's not the destination, but the journey."

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

You said it Les!! The hunt is definitely better than the catch. You have a since of accomplishment when you hunt for so long and finally get rewarded by catching.

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