Don't really know where to start with this one folks. Sunday was an absolutely epic day of fishing. Left the house at 8 and headed up the mountain to meet up with the Mayor of Raliegh aka Transylwader aka Mike. Cool ass South African dude that turned me onto a couple creeks he had scoped out previously in his fishing endeavors. I'll try to let the pictures do most of the talking.
I really like mushrooms...The first creek we hit was a beauty of a wild brown stream. The day was forecasted as being hotter than hell, so Mike very fittingly put us on a well canopied stream.
We both managed some nice wild browns, this being the best I brought to hand. There were many more hooked, but we chose to fish barbless hooks....so there were many fish lost also. Adds to the challenge!
A couple insects I'm sure the fish were slurping down, when they weren't eating our flies!
Left the first stream for this jewel around 1:30. I'm not too sure why we didn't catch any fish in this pool, it looked so pristine! All jokes aside, I thought this would make a pretty good picture as we were getting off the first stream. Mike obliged.
Next, we headed not too far down the road to test our skills against some little wild rainbows. This is one of the better I brought to hand. Realized my camera was dying, so I didn't take too many photos... We fished some beautiful water though!
We planned our location so we could try our best at the Appalachian Slam, we were not disappointed! Fished a beauty of a high elevation bedrock stream that produced as many brookies as casts we made. They were all really colored up and of really good size too!
Rounded the day out with a few beers and some map studying, preparing for the next Transylvania County Takedown!
Stay tuned, will be following the same circuit Thursday and hopefully capturing the venture on HD video....