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Tyler Legg
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fly anglers are known for sporting a myriad of decals on the back of their trucks. Those decals are pretty much the equivalent of tattoos. A lot of times, you can easily discover the angler's preferred rod brand, wader brand, favorite shops, favorite fishing sites/blogs, whether or not they enjoy freshwater of saltwater, etc. Jeff Harrell over at Finatic Designs is now selling WILD! trout decals, so now everyone will know you are wild trout addict. They look nothing short of sick. It's a great looking design that immediately lets other anglers know that you support wild trout.

Click the pic to order one (or two, or three, or four)!

Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm up in SW Virginia currently looking out across the the old, rugged, Appalachians. I'm definitely thankful for the fact that I'm not swimming in the crowds right now. It's a zoo out there folks! Many are out risking their lives shopping on this Black Friday (alright, it's not that bad, but as y'all know, it's just a little hectic). If it's anything like last year, tonight's news should be entertaining to say the least.

If you're out on the river, enjoy. Picture perfect weather out there is giving way to some picture perfect fall fishing. Enjoy every minute of the beautiful weather, because Old Man Winter is on his way and judging by the forecast, he's going to barge through the door like Kramer from Seinfeld. We're about to see a transition from warm to cold beginning about early next week and likely lasting for several weeks. I'll have more in depth information over on Carolina Weather soon. Will this transition have an impact on the fishing? You better believe it. For the time being though, your generic patterns will catch fish on most rivers. On DH waters, try a Squirmy WormieEggi Juan Kenobi, Prince Nymph, Copper John, Pheasant Tail Nymph, San Juan Worm, Para Adams, Stimulator, etc. Try ripping a Zonker or Woolly Bugger across a pool. If you;re fishing more technical water, such as the Davidson, midges and smaller nymphs/dries coupled with thin, long leaders need to be used.

Send in those NC fish pics for the THFF Fish Wall! You can email them to me at wncflyfishing@gmail.com, or send them via Google + or Facebook.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The brave men and women that have fought, are fighting, and have bravely and selflessly laid down their life for this great nation are true heroes. Albeit most I've had the pleasure of talking to humbly disagree with the fact they are heroes, they have defended our great nation so that we can live in a free country.

My great grandfather, one of many heroes.
Sifting through a shoebox full of my great grandfather's pictures, I came across several photos, circa early to mid 1940s from his days in Europe during the largest and most violent war mankind has ever witnessed. He never spoke of the war. Not one mention. We were utterly clueless about his involvement in WWII until he passed away. Upon realizing what he had accomplished, we all were speechless. My great grandfather, PFC Johnnie Gunter, was an MP with the 103rd Infantry Division out of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. We later discovered he drove amphibious boats onto the banks of Normandy during D-Day. As they landed, I'm sure he witnessed some of the most horrific scenes he's ever had the displeasure of seeing. I can't begin to imagine. I quickly realized why he kept this info to himself. To this very day, sifting through that shoebox full of photos and antiquated documents is a bit overwhelming.

Veteran's Day is winding to a close. Frankly, I believe everyday is Veteran's Day. I salute all that have servedfrom the Revolutionary War to the current War On Terrorall that are currently serving, and all that are gearing up to serve the red, white, and blue. Without you guys, the United States of America wouldn't be what it is today. Whether you're in the USMC, USAF, Army, Navy, or Coast Guard, I say thank you for everything you guys do.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wrapping up one great weekend! The 3rd annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo was a success, with a host of anglers, dealers, shops, demonstrators, and anglers in attendance. Great to see everyone there! Already looking forward to next year.

This morning I met my buddy Kevin on the Davidson, where we both were determined on putting a fish over 20" in the net. Kevin and I have been fishing the backcountry brookie streams all summer long, so it was definitely a change of pace hearing the reel zing and watching the rod bend.

It's been a while since I've landed a fish over 10", given my incurable brook trout addiction. Of course the first fish of the day happened to be a stocker brookie. I guess I'm cursed. We both netted a handful of wild rainbows/browns in addition to plenty of those pesky northern strain brookies that have escaped from the adjacent hatchery.

In the end, no fish over 20". I lost count of how many times we both either missed a strike or broke off on a huge fish. In fact, the most common phrase used today was "I had him" and "man that was a nice fish". All in all though, we agreed it was a good day. With that being said, we were not the only anglers that didn't meet the goal of the day. The kid, fly rod in hand, stomping back to the car with his arms crossed, was introduced to the technicality of the Big D. We all love the Davidson, but man alive it can make you lose your mind if you don't bring your A game. The challenge brings me back though.

 The Squirmy Wormy strikes again. A wild brown from the upper D.

 Kevin with a nice bow.

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