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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Home Waters

Small stream tenkara is alive and well in the North Georgia mountains.  I am still getting to know the area, and the blue lines on local maps could take up several lifetimes if one wanted to know them all intimately. I have a stream, a "home water" that is close to my house and contains wild trout. Sure, there's a tailrace downtown holding some monster fish, but these jewels give me far more pleasure.


Patterns are simple, as these fish fight tooth and nail to cling to life.


I know there will be more productive streams, perhaps a few containing native brookies, but there is something to be said for one's home waters.




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