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    Thanks man, it's been a lot of fun chasing the...

    Thanks man, it's been a lot of fun chasing the changing colors.
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    That tantric fall...Mid-A TR

    Seems like I've been chasing fall colors since Labor Day, it took a while but things finally hit their peak.
    (Didn't see a 'fall colors' thread and didn't wanna hog up the daily pic thread with a...
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    6 Pack Invitational

    23rd Annual Invitational happened over the wknd down in VA, final race of a long running grassroots series...

    The climb up, colors are still popping.
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    ze Peleton
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    last minute...
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    WV road trippin'

    Three days of decent riding, Tea Creek Campground basecamp with the special ladyfriend...nothing 'rad', just a lot of high quality single track that we both used to race on, along with some new to us...
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    VA Mtb Festival...

    Last wknd the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition held it's 21st Mtn Bike Festival.

    Base camp: Stokesville, VA.

    Riding was spectacular, Saturday 'Fatty' totaled out to 44ishmile, 6+k of...
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    There's always hope...

    There's always hope...
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    Kegs, trash barrels...huck to splat. Yeah,...

    Kegs, trash barrels...huck to splat.

    Yeah, we're down here in south central.
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    And another. 211938

    And another.
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    A little post race rowdiness in Pennsyltucky......

    A little post race rowdiness in Pennsyltucky...
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    Local underpass, Rt 81 194660 Buddy Nate...

    Local underpass, Rt 81
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    Buddy Nate racing the fixie.
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    Smokies Sunrise, Newfound Gap
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    Local PA sunset
  11. Thread: Fall Browns

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    Took the camera out to the local spring creek to...

    Took the camera out to the local spring creek to see how the spawn is progressing.
    So much easier to catch these trouts in pixels than with a fly. Overcast morning helped with
    spotting/flushing...
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    Yeah, I didn't see much/any of that action, but I...

    Yeah, I didn't see much/any of that action, but I was a bit early for any 'spawning runs' I'm thinkin'...your timing might be better.
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    Noland, I went downstream from the road, pretty...

    Noland, I went downstream from the road, pretty much to lake level where the trail peters out on the exposed shoreline...thinking upstream would've been better or maybe even further down to the mouth...
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    cont...

    Day 5: Explore Cataloochee Cove. Wanted to see the elk and get off the beaten path, Cataloochee delivered. Even caught the slam of brookie, brown and 'bow from the Cataloochee. also saw momma bear...
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    TR: Great Smokys Adventure..

    Haven't been 'round these parts lately....just sharing my fall fishin' trip.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Vacation/Great-Smoky-Mountain-Adventure/i-jdXLgHq/0/L/DSC_0681-L.jpg

    Well, I can check...
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    session. over....

    session. over.
    https://tomi.smugmug.com/Sports/Fishin/An-old-box-of-flies/i-8cTKPm3/0/L/DSC_0106-L.jpg
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    A healing broken rib = limited winter activity...

    A healing broken rib = limited winter activity options = time at the vise.

    Tinkering with a classic:
    https://tomi.smugmug.com/Sports/Fishin/An-old-box-of-flies/i-hnssX7z/0/L/DSC_0055-L.jpg
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    https://tomi.smugmug.com/Sports/Fishin/An-old-box-...

    https://tomi.smugmug.com/Sports/Fishin/An-old-box-of-flies/i-Jpv5fxZ/0/XL/DSC_0043-2-XL.jpg
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    considering this weather we've had in the Mid-A,...

    considering this weather we've had in the Mid-A, Dec sure seemed like one long ass grey day....couple of shots from some Dec wknds.

    Grand Old Tree....
  20. Yeah, that LowePro is the pack I've been using...

    Yeah, that LowePro is the pack I've been using for a couple years now. For me it's great for skiing here in the east, but I'm not carrying avy gear or strapping skis to it. It does work great as a...
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    dang, sorry I missed this one, b&w sure is neat. ...

    dang, sorry I missed this one, b&w sure is neat.

    great work everybody.
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    Daylight Savings has ended so I figured I'd...

    Daylight Savings has ended so I figured I'd finally try my hand at capturing the Milkyway...finished the first night ride of the season on the mtb shaking out the lights, then went to one of the...
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    Mtn bike inspired, thru the kaleidoscopic:...

    Mtn bike inspired, thru the kaleidoscopic:
    https://tomi.smugmug.com/In-the-Kaleidoscope-15/i-fb336sR/0/XL/DSC_9650-XL.jpg

    On fire:...
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    Thanks again for the kind words everybody, it...

    Thanks again for the kind words everybody, it really was one hell of a trip.

    Ran across this link, tell you what, Jackson sure has changed....mtns and rivers, not so much.
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    I've had some time with their Solo 9'/5wt and...

    I've had some time with their Solo 9'/5wt and gotta say it was a dang nice rod for $130 retail....great for introducing somebody or as a loaner/backup without much investment. Even used it in a 5wt...
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    ahhh, thanks guys, trip was amazing in many ways....

    ahhh, thanks guys, trip was amazing in many ways.

    And no, no breakfast for me other than one stop at Dornan's Chuck Wagon, mostly I eat on the go in the mornings...

    So onward...

    Wednesday,...
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    TR: YellowStone/Teton adventure

    First, thanks again for all the tips and advice, it was one hell of a trip...

    Day 0:
    Driving into the storm, north from Idaho Falls:...
  28. trip was amazing, wow. Thanks for all the...

    trip was amazing, wow.

    Thanks for all the advice & tips, decompressing today, beginning to work on pics..
  29. overplayed to use the term, but I'm fkna stoked!...

    overplayed to use the term, but I'm fkna stoked! to be hearing that 3:30am alarm tomorrow, couple espresso's and I'm on the way to HIA. Thanks for all the tips/beta, will definitely be putting it to...
  30. Schwerty, just might take you up on that, will be...

    Schwerty, just might take you up on that, will be rolling into your neck of the woods next Weds (not tomorrow), fly back home Sunday.

    And yeah smoke, neat....guess we'll just have to see what...
  31. 'embarrassment of riches' yeah, got that...

    'embarrassment of riches'

    yeah, got that right. I'm settling in on the Gibbon for sure, then make a day of it and head up to Slough, and probably a day on the Yellowstone or possibly some time on...
  32. yeah, WV does the same thing for their out of...

    yeah, WV does the same thing for their out of state, kinda cool, kind of a pain if you don't have a set plan. I'm just gonna do a three day block for Thurs/Fri/Sat, can't imagine not fishin' at least...
  33. You got my vote, thanks man. Snakebite looks like...

    You got my vote, thanks man. Snakebite looks like just what I had in mind....flight lands before 1:00, looks like they serve lunch until 3, should work out just right.

    Fishin' wise, I'm guessing...
  34. Thanks again guys...kinda hoping for brew pub...

    Thanks again guys...kinda hoping for brew pub type place to grab lunch and decompress from the flight. Or just stock up supplies and keep moving forward, any opinions on a bite to eat at the Trout...
  35. Well, less than two weeks out, whoot! Still...

    Well, less than two weeks out, whoot! Still trying to make up my mind on where to fish; Gibbon, Gallatin, Slough and the Yellowstone above the falls are all on the short list. Slough vs Gallatin...
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    Finally uploaded some linkable pics... Back in...

    Finally uploaded some linkable pics...

    Back in March, got around to building out a blank I've had for a couple years, 7'/4wt:
    https://tomi.smugmug.com/Activities-0h15/i-6mPZTPg/0/L/DSCN1145-L.jpg...
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    indeed, only been in a boat a couple times....and...

    indeed, only been in a boat a couple times....and most always in the rear seat, it is the little things that make for an enjoyable smooth day.

    good luck with that dream chasing.
  38. yeah, it always seems to get spooky when you're...

    yeah, it always seems to get spooky when you're hiking thru the tight stuff....ran across a black bear in Glacier a couple years ago, hopped onto the trail and hopped back off on his way looking for...
  39. Thanks for all of the advice so far, knew this...

    Thanks for all of the advice so far, knew this was the place to come!

    What's the word on fishing solo in the park/bear country, say if I wanted to hike up into a Lamar-ish drainage? Or that nice...
  40. Say I wanted to UPS or USPS Priority ship some...

    Say I wanted to UPS or USPS Priority ship some rods/reels and a 'road trip' package of coffee fixings and what not....is there good place in Idaho Falls to coordinate that with?
  41. I'm staying in W.Y. proper...do want to take a...

    I'm staying in W.Y. proper...do want to take a day and fish Slough or something up in the Lamar drainage. Then maybe the Henry's Fork also, but haven't looked into the drive, and of course all the...
  42. Thanks man, we were there last year, stayed...

    Thanks man, we were there last year, stayed outside Gardiner for half a week but didn't get to fish the park at all, lots & lots of sightseeing instead....figuring to change that this year.
  43. Bitch split up with me, get to realign the MT trip...

    So, got split up with, just weeks after we bought our plane tickets and reserved the rooms for half a week in West Yellowstone and the other half in Jackson. Flying in and out of Idaho Falls. Rooms...
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    Well, results are in....and thanks to some input...

    Well, results are in....and thanks to some input here, I managed to take 2nd in the contest.

    Pretty stoked about this, figured the steelhead pic would be a tough one to beat.
    Pretty nice to...
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    I like the Wheatleys, have more than a few, some...

    I like the Wheatleys, have more than a few, some vintage antiques on display on the mantle and a few modern workhorses I've picked up over the years. On stream I carry either a 16 or 12 compartment...
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    dang, those sure look different here on the at...

    dang, those sure look different here on the at work computer....ugh.
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    thanks for the tips, and the photo tinkering...

    thanks for the tips, and the photo tinkering advice. These are self portrait shots, time lapse off the tripod, wore the 'brightest' fishin' kit I have. :cool: there is snow in the forecast, so...
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    thanks for the furthur input fellas. Finally...

    thanks for the furthur input fellas. Finally calibrated my monitor and now know why everything had a 'cool' look to it. Thanks for the tinkering bfree, only running freebie software right now, not...
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    Thanks for the input guys, hear what you're...

    Thanks for the input guys, hear what you're saying on the vignetting/blurring, it is a bit heavy handed, was playing with those in iPhoto.
    Here are two of those with normal edges:

    blurring...
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    help choosing a picture?

    hey all, looking for opinions.

    There's a little photo contest I'd like to enter for winter pics that depict PA fly fishing. And since I picked up a new camera over the holidaze, my first DSLR,...
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