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Fishing 4th of July Weekend 2011

Posted by on July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July to everyone. This weekend has been a busy one at Hookers Fly Shop. Our guides have been out on the water for the last several days. Yesterday I had the pleasure of floating for Smallies with Will and Chris B. from Clemson and Memphis. It was a fairly successful day with plenty of bass in the net. The last fish of the float was the biggest fish so it was a perfect ending to a great day on the water.
Yesterday Clint was out on one of his favorite streams, Scott’s Creek, with Michael and Noel. They had a spectacular day that saw a 16″ wild brown in the net. Today, Clint guided Pat to a section of the Scott’s Creek gorge. They landed plenty of fish including the beautiful wild rainbow pictured below.

I was also back out on the water today on the Upper Tuckasegee. It was a pleasure guiding Shelby and Allison again. This time around mom decided to join in the fun. Laura ended up landing the biggest fish of the day, a wild 14″ brown. It was Shelby and Laura’s first trout on the fly. Allison, not to be out done by her big sister successfully landed a 14-15″ smallmouth. With the exception of the smallie, which was taken on a black bugger, most of the fish were taken on #8 Brown Marvins with #14 Red Pheasant Tail droppers.