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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Outing

I only had a few hours Thursday morning to fish so I headed to a mountain stream for some beetle action. I was surprised at how much water the stream had and it was ice cold...all good signs for August. I ended up with 21 in 2 hours, but the most surprising number was 10...I caught 10 brown trout and 11 brook trout...usually I catch more brook than brown by a long shot in this stream.

Started out with the ever popular orange foam beetle and the fish responded well.

1 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

2 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

5 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Nicest fish of the day, but he didn't really want his picture taken:

6 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Then I decided to mix it up and try the green foam beetle:

brookie by GRousedog20, on Flickr

7 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

10 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

12 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Some of the stream shots:

Sunrise:

3 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

I think I blew this shot...looked better in real life:

9 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Enjoying the Hemlocks while they last...I really hope these pictures aren't all I'll have to show my son of the majestic Hemlocks.

4 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Monster trees in this area...some of the fallen ones have been aged to around 350 years old...think about that for a minute.

11 (1 of 1) by GRousedog20, on Flickr

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 03:34 PM
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Great pics, I think the pic you thought you messed up is pretty nice actually!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 05:26 PM
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Yeah....that "blown shot" is poster worthy!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 06:37 PM
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Nice fishing and nice pics!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 11:27 PM
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Nice pics, I miss fly fishing with beetles this time of year

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 11:56 AM
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Very nice, thanks for taking the time to post the pictures. Very enjoyable!!

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Great pictures!

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Those are some beautiful, healthy looking fish, and I hope they will stay that way, but with all of the dead and dying hemlocks I'm not so sure. [censored] those woolly adelgids!

As a kid growing up in Warren County in the 1950's, I remember going into the forest and seeing the stumps of some of the massive virgin hemlocks that had been cut down during the timber harvests of the 1800's, when the hemlock bark was stripped and used for tanning, and the rest of the tree was left to rot on the forest floor. Even as a kid, I felt quite sad to see the waste; your pictures of those dying hemlocks make me sad once again.
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