Posted by Brown Trout on March 29, 1997 at 10:34:29:
In Reply to: Re: Wild Ga Trout posted by Tim Mosley on March 28, 1997 at 18:47:21:
: : I am going up to the mountains in mid-April. I am still not sure where to go. I would like to do some flyfishing for wild trout, maybe Brookies. Any suggestions?
: With all due respect to Mr. B. Trout, I disagree
: concerning the fly rod issue and small steams. I
: do it all the time. I fish steams that you can
: jump across back in the mountains, with heavy
: laurel cover. You have to roll cast, and even
: crawl in and "bow and arrow" the fly in the hole.
: Takes a little patience and practice, but if you
: enjoy flyfishing the rewards are worth it.
: There are lots of steams with wild trout, but
: you will only find streams with brookies at the
: extreme headwater tributaries. For wild browns,
: check out Jones Creek on the Blue Ridge WMA.
: Stanley Creek on the Rich Moutain WMA has wild
: rainbows. I've heard that the Coleman River, in
: Rabun County has wild brook trout in it's headwaters.
In response to mr. Kagey -- By doing the bow and arrow approach with the fly rod you are not really fishing with the fly rod as it is designed. But who cares as long a we catch the big one. A short rod casting outfit will do any job you need on a small stream, it is the versatility issue that gets my vote.
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