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Old 04-09-17, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Wild fish, wild kid, wild times

So, my boy was fishing (no pun intended) thru my phone and found a few pictures of some specks and asked what type of fish they were. I explained that they were brook trout. I went on to tell him about the special nature, loss of habitat , and I recaptualated the story recanted in Jimmy Jacobs brook trout of Dixie about the Iriquoi spirit and the brook trout. His response, precious, "dad, I've got to catch a brook trout, before I die!"
So we decided to drive to a stream today where I knew there were specks and I knew the access was possible. Along the way I explained, they were 'southern Appalachian NATIVE brook trout' which is how he now refers to them.
After a 90 minute plus/minus drive, including some forest service road, and a gorgeous waterfall



we reached a parking spot. Then we had to hike in just under a mile and he was a trooper, even tho he chose to wear his waders without boots meaning I carried him about 6/10 the way. It was an amazing experience. Father son talking, about wildlife, fishing, camping, NO SCREENS, NO SERVICE.

First cast we got a bite on a green micro mop, a green weenie, essentially. But the fish threw the hook. Then on cast two, bam, another fish hit the.... Royal wulff!! #confidencedryfly



Quite frankly, I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Sure did tucker one of us out (both of us, actually)



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Old 04-09-17, 06:26 PM   #2
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that is awesome, a truly great day!!!
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Old 04-10-17, 10:23 AM   #3
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Great ending picture!
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Old 04-10-17, 11:35 AM   #4
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I lack that
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Old 04-10-17, 01:46 PM   #5
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Looks like an awesome trip! Great to see the kid passed out like that.

(to the moderator, I don't think this should be in Warmwater reports)
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Old 04-10-17, 01:57 PM   #6
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Kid tested and approved!
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Old 04-10-17, 02:46 PM   #7
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Default Great Daddy!

You are one great daddy for doing this trip with him. Memories for a lifetime for both of you. In time he will discover team sports, homework, gasoline and girls. You will lose him for a little while but the two of you will always this with you.

Thank you for taking your boy fishing! --jk--
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Old 04-10-17, 02:48 PM   #8
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You are one great daddy for doing this trip with him. Memories for a lifetime for both of you. In time he will discover team sports, homework, gasoline and girls. You will lose him for a little while but the two of you will always this with you.



Thank you for taking your boy fishing! --jk--


Ha, gasoline and girls...
I agree man. Thanks y'all for the kind words. That boy loves fishing


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Old 04-10-17, 06:17 PM   #9
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That's super cool Steve!
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Old 04-10-17, 06:30 PM   #10
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I'll be your kid for a day if it means you taking me to some of these blue lines. I've got blonde hair, too.
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