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    Got out late yesterday. The river was crowded but picked my way from Haw Creek all the way down to mid-island. Started the day with a bunch of the 4-6 inch fish they put in last week. Made my way below the timber and started getting bigger fish. As I made my way downstream I decided to drop my fly right in front of a big boulder as the current circled around the backside of it. Well, first drift I was hit but missed the set. It looked like a good fish from the flash. Second drift and Bam, it was on. I tend to use a 2wt flyrod with a Battenkill II clicker reel(no drag), 6x tippet, and barbless hooks. This purty fish made one or two runs that I was able to stop and not get a bird's nest in my reel. It took a bit but I finally got her out of the current and over the rock/tree trunk that she was sitting behind. There must have been 4 or 5 guys that walked past this spot and did not even try to see if there was a fish there. My guess is she has been there for a couple of weeks, since the DNR has not stocked a lot of huge bows in the past 2 weeks. Unofficially about 18inches, but the girth on her rivals some of the trophy streams up north. I managed one more from that same drift. All in all, my cast and drift were about 5 feet from the end of my fly rod.

    Kept on moving downstream and found another run that I pulled about 15 fish to the net. All in all, for a Sunday it was a great day. Lots of people but if you know where to go and have the right fly you can catch the fish. I probably put about 40 in hand. 15 of which were the small 4-6 in bows, a couple of small browns, and the remainder where nice stockers.
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  • #2
    Yeah that's a nice fish. Congrats! Sounds tough on a 2wt


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    • #3
      Good gracious! I bet that was a hoot!

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      • #4
        Nice fish! Thanks for the posting!

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        • #5
          Awesome! Yeah those things are a blast to reel in... especially on a 2 weight! Thanks for posting it!
          Hi my name is Charles and I'm a fishaholic.

          Some days I'm the hook and some days I'm the fish.

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          • #6
            Makes me envious.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TroutRaider View Post
              Got out late yesterday. The river was crowded but picked my way from Haw Creek all the way down to mid-island. Started the day with a bunch of the 4-6 inch fish they put in last week. Made my way below the timber and started getting bigger fish. As I made my way downstream I decided to drop my fly right in front of a big boulder as the current circled around the backside of it. Well, first drift I was hit but missed the set. It looked like a good fish from the flash. Second drift and Bam, it was on. I tend to use a 2wt flyrod with a Battenkill II clicker reel(no drag), 6x tippet, and barbless hooks. This purty fish made one or two runs that I was able to stop and not get a bird's nest in my reel. It took a bit but I finally got her out of the current and over the rock/tree trunk that she was sitting behind. There must have been 4 or 5 guys that walked past this spot and did not even try to see if there was a fish there. My guess is she has been there for a couple of weeks, since the DNR has not stocked a lot of huge bows in the past 2 weeks. Unofficially about 18inches, but the girth on her rivals some of the trophy streams up north. I managed one more from that same drift. All in all, my cast and drift were about 5 feet from the end of my fly rod.

              Kept on moving downstream and found another run that I pulled about 15 fish to the net. All in all, for a Sunday it was a great day. Lots of people but if you know where to go and have the right fly you can catch the fish. I probably put about 40 in hand. 15 of which were the small 4-6 in bows, a couple of small browns, and the remainder where nice stockers.
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              Nice Job and great pics.

              Hawk Creek in Cumming?

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              • #8
                Haw Creek comes into the Hooch just below the west parking lot at the dam.

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                • #9
                  Fly you used?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nmcewen View Post
                    Fly you used?
                    'Experience' fly pattern .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TroutRaider View Post

                      'Experience' fly pattern .
                      I just love that answer!!!!!! Ive used it a couple of times, and people look at you as if you have 2 heads.
                      "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger." - Herbert Hoover

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                      • #12
                        Would been funny if you were really using the experience fly. For black thread and a orange hot spot it works. You do get some looks when people ask what fly you were using and you tell them that though.

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