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Tyler Legg
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Early November was the last time I fished. The long "trout drought" finally ended today on a wild stream in WNC. I continuously asked myself if I still knew how to fish. It's been awhile! The tippet is the end of the leader, right?

My initial plan was to fish for wild brookies. The Park Service closed the gates (and likely won't open them until spring), so I marked brook trout off of my list and resorted to fishing a nearby wild rainbow stream. Wild streams can be hard to fish in the winter, as wild fish tend to be much more lethargic and secretive than stockers. The stream I fished—a small, 10ft wide tributary—looked fishy, but only gave up 1 vibrantly colorful wild rainbow and several misses. In my book, 1 wild trout in the winter, equals about 10 in the summer. Great day to be out on the water! 


Michael Agneta said...

What a gorgeous fish...I like your 1:10 ratio.

Bill Trussell said...

That Brookie is worth framing---super colors. Thanks for sharing

David Knapp said...

Glad you got out buddy! Nice 'bow...

Justin said...

Stunning scenery with a fine looking fish to match. I'm looking forward to seeing it all with my own eyes later this year!

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