Monday, June 6, 2011

A Weekend of Bluegrass and Brook Trout

I had the good fortune to spend the weekend at the Graves Mountain Festival of Music, where I spent some quality time with the old man. We enjoyed some fine bluegrass music and, since the festival was just outside the SNP boundary, I snuck away and chased some brookies as well.



Saturday morning I hit up an old favorite creek in the hopes of getting into browns on terrestrials. The browns were a no-show, but nice hatches of sulphur mayflies and yellow sallies had the brookies eager to feed.

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Then it was back to camp to watch the show - and a good show it was. The highlights for me were Rhonda Vincent, The Boxcars, The Rye Holler Boys and Dailey & Vincent.

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On Sunday morning I packed up camp and made a short drive to a nearby creek that I haven't fished for a while. The fishing was good again with sulphurs and sallies bringing the fish to the surface.

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The mountain laurel was in full bloom and was an added bonus.

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On the way out, I stopped and checked these guys out for a while. Texas Longhorns on Kentucky Bluegrass in VA...weird.

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I've been to this show a bunch of times but not for the last several years. I think I'm going to have to make it a yearly occurrence again.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics of the brookies and mt. laurel!

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