Father's Day Smallmouths on the Fly

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I made the long journey of several hundred yards down to the river behind the house and flung a fly for an hour or two this morning. The river is still some high and a little off-color, but the fish were hitting some.

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Didn't catch any whoppers, but I landed about 20 fun-sized smallies. Any size smallmouth is a hoot on a fly rod. usually the first thing they do when you set the hook is burrow to the bottom, then launch straight out of the water like a Polaris missle. The river fish are strong, and put up a great fight in the current.

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This one looks like he barely escaped from something with a lot of big, sharp teeth-maybe an otter:

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Also caught a few bonus redbreast and rock bass:

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All in all, a pretty relaxing way to spend a couple hours.
 

gunnurse

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After gettin over hating you a little for this post, I realized that this trip had to be a load of fun. Happy Fathers’ Day.
 
Dang that looks awesome. Never fished where small mouth live. Get's me wantin to ease off to the pond and chunk the fly for some bluegill tho
 
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After gettin over hating you a little for this post, I realized that this trip had to be a load of fun. Happy Fathers’ Day.
"Trip" is a stretch. I can about throw a rock into the river from the end of my driveway. :)
 

gunnurse

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That’s what’s so sad about this for me. I need to move northeast.
 

Buckman18

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Looks like a lot of fun! I live a couple hundred yards from the upper Chattahoochee between Helen and Lake Lanier. We have a very similar bass to a smallie called a shoal bass. They are a ton of fun and fight the same as a smallmouth, and are phenomenal table fare. We get some token trout, but mainly shoal bass, spots, and some stripers where I live.
 
you live in paradise beautiful fish
 
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