Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sand Cave, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Revisited

Sand Cave, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, October 30, 2010.

Fern Lake, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY, October 30, 2010

Sand Cave, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY. October 30, 2010.

Did an eight mile round trip hike today with a coworker and her husband. We started out bright and early and I really felt it in my body. I wasn't as out of shape as I feared though. The weather was great and the park was peaceful. We stopped at the visitor center as my friend had never been to this park before. I really love this park, and it is so much less crowded than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

I did squeeze in one more day of fishing. Did Metcalf Bottoms this afternoon, (Sunday). Winter is soon coming to the mountains. The water temp is barely 50 and the leaves are off the trees for the most part. I probably will hang up my gear for a while. I might do a Hiwassee trip now and then if the weather cooperate. Time to do housework, maintenance around the house and some hiking.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Little River, TN

13 " Brown from above the sinks on Little River

Went back to the Great Smoky Mountains national park after a very long hiatus. I just don't fish it as often as I used to. Too much water and not enough time if you know what I mean. This brown took on a gray czech nymph in a deep run. I fished for about four hours above the sinks area on Little River and it was a very nice afternoon. The water was very cold and I managed to fall in twice. Luckily I didn't loose or brake anything. Talked to Paula, Byron and Daniel plus a gentleman at the counter, who was a new face to me. All in all a very nice day, winter is fast approaching in the mountains and dark comes early though.

Friday, October 22, 2010

9th Annual Elton John Aids Foundation Auction and Gala Dinner, NYC Oct 18, 2010

Lisa Ahlstedt, Elton John and myself (Hans Ahlstedt) at the 9th annual Elton John Aids Foundation dinner and auction event. Cipriani at wall street New York City October 18th, 2010.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hiwassee and Newbie day with TU

I had decided to donate a few things to Athens TU, and I thought the monthly newbie day they conduct on the second Saturday of each month was a good way to get down there to hand the stuff over. I fished a couple of hours in the morning above Big Bend and caught three small bows. Went to the event at 10 and had a nice visit with some old and new friends. Ate a hot dog lunch with the TU folks and then I headed upstream with Buzz McManus, for some fishing above the powerhouse. It is mainly small mouth and sunfish, perch, etc water up there, but in the cooler months trout do move up there when the water temp from the flume gets marginal for trout. It was 62 up on the river and 68 from the discharge. Buzz and I fished for an hour or more and I caught two rainbows and he did about the same. The obligatory shiners and horny heads were also present. Buzz even landed a bluegill. I saw some perch that I spooked and Buzz had a small mouth attacking his fly at one time. The river is very nice up that way, and I will definitely revisit at a later date.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I haven't fished for two weekends since I got back from NM. I stopped at Tellico DH yesterday and caught three rainbows in the 11" bracket. Lost one somewhat larger. The flow was pretty good bu the fish has not spread out yet.

Decided to go to South Holston to see Neal White who was camping up there. We fished the morning and in to the afternoon. I was a quarter a mile downstream of him most of the day. The sulphurs were coming off fairly heavy around 1 pm to 3 pm. The morning was all midges. I caught two 14' browns and many smaller ones. Only a handful of rainbows came to hand today. A gorgeous day on a gorgeous river. Oh I almost forgot, I ran in to Mr. Hugh Hartsell today. I was glad to see him on the river again.