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Old 10-21-18, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default First brown for TH18

After Spencer's peewee football team, that went undefeated in the regular season, won their first playoff game yesterday, I decided I was going to hit a stream. I was all packed up to hit one of my favorite small streams, and maybe try to scout a deer.... I'm trying to learn how to hunt. It's pretty laughable without someone to show me the way, but thanks to buckman1 who's been helping with great advice, I'm starting to learn a little more. At any rate, that plan got changed when @Trout Hunter 18 texted me to ask if I was fishing. After a few short texts and a phone call we decided to meet up at the river after he swung by Alpharetta Outfitters for some waders. I wet waded, it was gorgeous.

The fish were biting, but TH18 was having a little trouble getting one. He suggested I use his rod- a gem, TFO- to see if i could get one on his rig. I set him up with a twelve foot tenkara rod rigged with two small nymphs and an air lock indicator. After replacing his indicator with a half inch size air lock and adding some 6X tippet, and a few experiences flies, I started casting his rod. I know sooner cast and I heard him handling a splashing rainbow next to me.



After a short while and catching a few browns on his rod, he suggested we swap back and it wasn't more than a dozen casts and he'd hooked into his very first brown trout. A real wild Chattahoochee wild brown trout.



I think he ended up with 4-6 in the short time we were fishing. It was good to see him catch that first brown.

Great day, IMHO.


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Old 10-21-18, 10:40 AM   #2
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Very nice! Let the addiction begin.
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Old 10-21-18, 11:03 AM   #3
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Browniez was your brown in your avatar caught on the hooch also?
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Old 10-21-18, 11:20 AM   #4
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Congrats on the first hooch brown, which is just the first of many more to come and soon you'll be addicted like the rest of us around here!
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Old 10-21-18, 12:27 PM   #5
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Default First brown for TH18

TH18, nice fish. Smart to fish with Steve, as he slays the Hooch regardless of whatever rod/gear/flies he has in the car that day. Well done, both of you.
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Old 10-21-18, 12:30 PM   #6
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Splatek, thanks for the great trip. Who knew going from a 4x to a 6x tippet and smaller indicator made the difference. I went from no bites to catching fish. Your flies helped also. You caught 20 or more and I only caught a few. Had a great time though. Will catch more with experience on the hooch. Would also like to catch one of the big browns on a wooly bugger or big streamer.
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Browniez was your brown in your avatar caught on the hooch also?
Yes, it was caught and released here.
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Doesnít matter your age, Browns can be addictive! Wait til you have one chase and hook up and you see it! Welcome to the club! May you find your unicorn pig!
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Doesnít matter your age, Browns can be addictive! Wait til you have one chase and hook up and you see it! Welcome to the club! May you find your unicorn pig!
Phil do you get the bigger browns on streamers and boogers on the hooch?
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Phil do you get the bigger browns on streamers and boogers on the hooch?
And conventional tackle as well. My outlook on fishing is Iím an optimizer- I will use whichever technique is currently giving me the best chance at the biggest fish I am hunting for. Streamers definitely work! Heck most of the articulated flies that are around today are based upon the classic wooly bugger. When you begin tying, thatíll be one of the first patterns I recommend to tie. It was definitely one of mine. Just remember that no matter how ugly the fly is in your eye(especially if itís one of your first you tied) it may not mean a thing to a fish if they are hongry.
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