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I have been reading the forum about hickory for a while and have been wanting to give it a personal inspection. Friday afternoon I made my first trip to Hickory creek and it will not be my last. What a neat little creek and the bonus being it had plenty of action. Around 2:00 I started above the pedestrian bridge and worked my way up to the highway bridge. My first cast was in a little fast run. For some reason my fly wouldn't drift down the creek so when i raised my rod to investigate a small little fish jumped and came off. Three more casts resulted in the same thing. On my fifth cast I finally got one landed. Thinking they were creek chub I was surprised when a small rainbow was in my hand. Pretty neat so I decided to work my way on up the creek. The weather was a cloudy, misty fog but there was very little wind. I spooked a couple bigger trout because it was difficult to see them with the weather. I saw a nice fish behind a rock in a swift pool and made a cast to him and he jumped on it. After a nice fight on my 4wt rod i got him to the bank and took a picture. Continuing on up i managed to catch several more and missed several. I made a cast above an over hanging tree and let it drift under it when all of the sudden a nice rainbow took off with my fly jumped a couple of times and came off. Wow what an afternoon. It was getting darker so I walked back to where i caught the first good one and caught a couple more and snapped another picture (nervous trying to take photos over the water with the phone.) I ended my trip with that one and couldn't have had a better time. I never saw another fisherman that entire afternoon. I caught 18-20 rainbows, missed more than that. I can't wait till next time, the park was clean and only saw a couple of drink cups. What a nice place that isn't a very far drive. Tried to attach photos but didn't have any luck. Thanks for reading.

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It can be a gem at times and other times not so friendly when it comes to catching fish. Glad you had a good time.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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