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19" Brown on size 20 midge 7X
19" Brown on size 20 midge 7X
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We picked up a few on sulphur dries
We picked up a few on sulphur dries

Report at a Glance

General RegionTennessee
Specific LocationSouth Holsten River
Time of Daymorning to evening
Fish CaughtBrowns and Bows
Conditions & HatchesMidges and sulphurs hatching

Details and Discussion

MartinlfOctober 3rd, 2022, 10:53 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Spent three amazing days with Patrick Fulkrod of the South Holsten River Company. He showed me a variety of techniques, and we caught fish on dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. Patrick knows his waters so well, I almost think he can tell you where every rock is and where every fish lives. We landed several big fish, including the brown in the photo, and a huge camera shy rainbow that flipped itself out of the boat before we could snap a pic. The trip also gave Patrick a chance to prepare me for the upcoming bonefish trip, with tips on gear, hooks, and tying as well as work on my double haul. We told a lot of bad jokes, laughed a lot, ate well, and took in the beauty of the river and its fish. The trip also gave me a chance to try my bonefish sun hats, which clearly bring out the grumpy grandpa look. I guess it had to happen sometime.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123October 4th, 2022, 8:49 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
BEAUTIFUL, Louis! Well done & magnificent fish!

They're FINALLY biting again around here too! Recent cold snap broke them out of the summer doldrums & they're hitting flies again. Nothing approaching what you have caught, but 8" 'gills on my 7.5' 3 wt. sure bend the rod!

HAPPY FALL to all Troutnuts!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MichimikeOctober 4th, 2022, 11:21 am
Bancroft, Michigan

Posts: 23
Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing the pics.
MartinlfOctober 5th, 2022, 5:24 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Thanks, guys. I hope all is well with you. Tight lines.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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