AFFC Photos 2013

2013

Photos of Atlanta Fly Fishing members on club trips.  Please send club photos and updates to captions to Editor.
December 2013

Midge on the Davidson
Midge on the Davidson
Tyson Reed on the Davidson
Tyson Reed on the Davidson
Rob Kissel on the Davidson
Rob Kissel on the Davidson
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Nice December day on the Davidson.

November 2013
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
That river was slammed full of salmon (and anglers). It was very crowded.
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
That river was slammed full of salmon (and anglers). It was very crowded.
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
These salmon were all caught on 8 wt. fly rods using egg (roe) patterns. That river was slammed full of salmon (and anglers). It was very crowded. Still, it was the first time I have ever hooked and landed salmon on a fly rod. Whew! Was it ever a challenge! But, it was a thrill and tons of fun, too! Many memories for a lifetime!
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
Gregg Goff on the Salmon River, Pulaski, NY 1
These salmon were all caught on 8 wt. fly rods using egg (roe) patterns. That river was slammed full of salmon (and anglers). It was very crowded. Still, it was the first time I have ever hooked and landed salmon on a fly rod. Whew! Was it ever a challenge! But, it was a thrill and tons of fun, too! Many memories for a lifetime!
Basket of Trout from Lake Burton
Basket of Trout from Lake Burton
Here are some pics from Gregg Goff's most recent fishing outing (October 24th) to Lake Burton. A buddy and I were on Lake Burton. As you probably already know, it is a beautiful north Georgia mountain lake with clean water. It is the only lake in the state that is regularly stocked with trout. Other lakes may have trout in them, but they are not stocked by federal or state entities to my knowledge. It was cold the first few hours (in the 30s). It became mild around late morning. The only error in the pictures is that the year in each picture should be 2013, not 2012. My hands were cold and the gloves I put on were bulky, hence making programming the date difficult (little buttons on the camera). Gregg
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
The trout were caught with my 7 wt. fly rod and three different flies - a black/green conehead wooly bugger with some flash, a Cowens Coyote, and a Small Craft Fur Minnow. They also nipped at one a top water fly (the yellow popper), but they missed the hook. Speed was the name of the game with these browns. I had to strip unusually fast to get them to bite. If I slowed down or stopped the trout would turn away. The appearance of "prey escaping" likely triggered the trouts' predatory instinct.
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
The spotted bass were caught with live bait on bait casters (with depth counters).
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Many luxury homes on Lake Burton with no one in them!
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake had few boats on it all day
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Lake Burton Trip with Gregg Goff
Great views of the mountains

October 2013
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Some pics from this Spring’s Hazel trip…Mike
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It is said that some fly fisherman can "can catch fish in a drainage ditch"! Never have, but did catch two very nice Rainbows in an "irrigation ditch"! Went to the Root last night for my evening therapy and fished at what they call a diversion dam which basically re-directs water to irrigation ditches. So on my way out, I said, "always have wondered if irrigation ditches would hold trout"....so I flipped a big Chernobyl Ant in the ditch and low and behold the guy in the pic casually came up and inhaled the ant! Are you kidding me! Then said, what the heck", threw again and caught his brother. As usual, pics taken by yourself do not do justice to the size, color and quality of the fish....but, using my "Soho" measuring system as opposed to the MRMS, I estimate they both were in the 18 inch range....Life is Good! Regards to all, Mike
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Milton missing his friends who were all out west fishing...
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Rainbow from the Flying Fork, Basalt Colorado caught by Tyson

August 2013
Bob Chambless
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Nascar on the Beaverhead
Beaverhead at the corral
Beaverhead at the corral
Looking Upstream on the Beaver. This stretch fished very well while wading. Called the Corral
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Beaverhead at the corral
Looking downstream from the corral. Bob is working a seam against the opposite bank. There was a strong current near the bank, but wading out got you into smoother water so you could fish the seams.
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Rob Kissell on the Big Hole
Clarke's Fork
Clarke's Fork
Nascar bringing one in on the Clark's Fork just below where the Big Hole enters. Rowing is club member Danny who now lives in Missoula
Decorations in a steak house in Missoula
Decorations in a steak house in Missoula
We went to a steak house outside of Missoula. Scenery was great but the steaks were all either over cooked or under cooked. Not a great experience.
Entire town came out for ice cream
Entire town came out for ice cream
Downtown Missoula had this ice cream shop that you would think they were giving it away
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Hills outside of Missoula. Great winery in town worth visiting
Bob Chambless
Bob Chambless
Probably on the Beaver
Great lunch
Great lunch
A local favorite for Mexican food. Great restaurant in down town Dillon worth stopping at
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If you look carefully, you see Rob being stealth against the rocks. Rob knew how to get fish in clear water!
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Eric Davies working a seam using nymphs
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the guys ready to break up camp at the KOA. This is an outstanding place with an even more outstanding restaurant!
Heading up the road on Rock Creek
Heading up the road on Rock Creek
Pretty tame....
JD hamming it up
JD hamming it up
JD... he may have set the hook... but you never know!
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That small black spot on the ridge is the bear
Ed with a nice fish
Ed with a nice fish
Ed in front of the dam
Ed in front of the dam
Ed working a hole
Ed working a hole
Working a seam
Working a seam
Fish on!
Fish on!
Ed had a pretty good day.
Uncle Miltie in Colorado
Uncle Miltie in Colorado
Uncle Miltie in Colorado
Uncle Miltie in Colorado
Lookin' for a ride...
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Uncle Miltie
Uncle Miltie did not join us for the Montana trip having gone fishing with Dave Peacock earlier. He later joined JD in Colorado. Pretty sad picture waiting for his friends to show up at the club meeting!
Montana Road trip
Montana Road trip
Trip looked something like this...
The star of our stay at Rock Creek
The star of our stay at Rock Creek
The restaurant at Rock Creek has a fantastic chef serving 5 star meals. Our waitress was one of the most pleasant individuals you would ever want to meet. (and is a damn good fly fisherman!)
Tom joined us for breakfast
Tom joined us for breakfast
Eric's camper
Eric's camper
Packed up and ready to start the long trek home to Atlanta

June 2013
5th Annual Hunt for Bonefish to support Alzheimers
5th Annual Hunt for Bonefish to support Alzheimers
5th Annual Alzheimer's Hunt for Bonefish, GBI Sonny
Steve Claxton returning from Hawaii or Hazel Creek?
Steve Claxton returning from Hawaii or Hazel Creek?
All, For those of you who were not on our recent trip to Hazel Creek, attached is a pic of our beloved friend and guide, Steve Claxton, modeling the new fishing ensemble he recommends. It is guaranteed to keep the bears away from you! And more than likely the fish too! Perhaps, Steve has been spending entirely too many days in the woods. Regards, Mike
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Chasing trout can be hard work, need to rest every now and then....Boomer... I am looking for a FF vest for Boomer. I showed him the attached pic and He said…woof, woof,woof and woof…meaning “I want a vest”!! I see Boomers a purist, nothing but dries and streamers. My dog speak is a little rusty, but I translated that "woof, woof, woof, and woof" to mean " those damn things had better not poke me if you know what's good for you!" hey must be barbless, or it would be heck getting them out. Maybe we're viewing it the wrong way... Maybe he uses the highly trained dog for fly casting target practice. "Go...Go...Stay...(cast on target)...Right...Go...Stay...(cast again)...."
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To AFFC, Not a great picture - but here's one of the nice rainbows I caught at Fern Valley on the Soque. #16 Black gnat Ryan Parker
Deep Creek, Milton
Deep Creek, Milton
Milton and I fished Straight Fork, Deep Creek and the Oconaluftee River and attended the Southeastern Fly Fishing Show the third weekend in May. Then I went on the Hazel Creek trip the first weekend in June. Good fishing and good friends. What more can you ask for? Bob
Greg, Meredith, Rob
Greg, Meredith, Rob
Club outing - Fly fishing clinic and bass fishing at Greg's pond Tom, Your Daughter made my day, fishing was slow but sharing what I can to get the young interested in fly fishing is the best part. What a sweet young lady !!! Rob robstroupeflyfishing.com
Kissel in the Kasilof River with Tyson
Kissel in the Kasilof River with Tyson

May 2013
1st Cypress trout on  a fly! 8  lb. bowfin took a Clouser Minnow on Muckalee Creek above Lake Chehaw at  Albany, fishing with Bob Borgwat of Reel Angling Adventures 42713.JPG
1st Cypress trout on a fly! 8 lb. bowfin took a Clouser Minnow on Muckalee Creek above Lake Chehaw at Albany, fishing with Bob Borgwat of Reel Angling Adventures 42713.JPG
1st Cypress trout on a fly! 8 lb. bowfin took a Clouser Minnow on Muckalee Creek above Lake Chehaw at Albany, fishing with Bob Borgwat of Reel Angling Adventures
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Shoal bass on the lower Flint River downstream of Albany fishing with Orvis guide Todd Rogers
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
Mike Williams Brown Trout on the Chatooga River
White Laurel JD Forrester
White Laurel JD Forrester
First of all I want to thank Mike "MGD" Greene for the great write up. He was completely true in what he said except for the fly shop. I must warn you that if MGD or Ed Chamberlain go searching for a fly shop, it would be best for you to go another way! We had a fantastic time together and White Top Laurel did nothing to change my mind as the best wild trout stream in the Southeast. In fact, I think we were 2 to 3 weeks too early or it would have been mostly a dry fly time. Still it was a great time on the stream. For example, you see a large rock in the middle of the stream and it looks like good holding water is on the right. If I can just put the fly above the rock and get a 12 inch drift beside the rock, then maybe something would give the fly a look. Luckly for me I got a good drift and bam, got a 14 inch brown. It doesn't get any better than that!
White Laurel JD Forrester
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The only thing wrong with the trip wrong with the trip is we did not have more people. (Kubota, where for art thou? Are you alive?) You are really missing out on fun by not going on one of these trips. JD

April 2013
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Eric Davies in Patagonia
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March 2013
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AFFC Mentor Day - The Crew!
AFFC Mentor Day - The Crew!
Members of the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club taken while at a February 2013 mentoring day. The club runs educational events for new members of the club to introduce them to new members while also providing fly fishing expertise on local rives like the Chattahoochee River
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Crystal Creek Lodge in Alaska
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Scott Mackenzie on recent trip to South Andros, Bahamas
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Korey caught his first trout during one of the club's mentoring days on the Chattahoochee river. Come join the club!
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The club holds its monthly fly tying workshops at Fly Box Outfitters
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Mark Stevens caught this nice trout on a private pond in Horse Cove just past Highlands, NC
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Jim and Linda Harrington in perfect camouflage gear. Who is the guy in the white hat?
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Steven Miller watching Eric Davies.
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Jimbo Jim McKean rigging up as Tyson “Muley” Reed looks on.
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Uncle Miltie Sams (mentor?) being taught spey casting by Ken Louko.
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Ed Chamberlain working on casting with Holly Shikano, and Linda and Jim Harrington.

February 2013
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Hi, I have attached a photo of a 21" rainbow I caught in December while drifting. the Wautauga with guide Evan Dowdy. Evan is a super guide. The fish took a #16 midge nymph. Dick Campis
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Rob Stroupe Fishing with Kevin Arculeo on Lake Lanier last Tuesday.
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January 2013
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