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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    Western, N.C.
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    River gold

    Hi everyone! Got up early and headed for the Nantahala river. Land of the mid-day sun in cherokee language. Kayaking and rafting here are bigtime. At the end of the run is a great place to hunt. River hunting is not for everyone. Being physically fit and a good swimmer is a must. I wear insulated leg waders with felt bottoms (keeps you from slipping) and double socks. The water temp is 45 to 50 degrees. I arrive about daybreak which gives me a 3 to 4 hr window to hunt. I say this because they release the water from the damn further upstream around 8 to 9 am and it takes 2 1/2 hrs to rush to the end. And when it gets there you better be ready or it will take you away. I have'nt got any pics because in my haste this morn I forgot it. I started finding the usual sunglasses (which i probably found 10 pairs of) pulltabs and foil. Now when I am in the river I hunt at 1 1/2 disc and dig everthing to see what it is. The first item was the gerber knife ( the locking mechanism was broke) then the H1 spyderco knife. I looked this up and it sells for around $65.00 and is just about brand new. Then came the white gold wedding band and my day was made. Not twenty minutes later the water came and hunting was ended. Next week the seasons starts for another river and I will be hitting it hard!! Thanks for looking and HH.
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  2. #2

    Jul 2006
    Western NC Mtns
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    Re: River gold

    Nice finds! Glad to see someone in the NC mountains taking advantage of the tourist traffic!
    Every target has a story. Some are more complex than others!

  3. #3
    d2
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    us
    Mar 2005
    Arkansas
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    Re: River gold

    Great finds! A friend and I do that here. Water temp is a lot warmer but the river is to high to do any good yet...d2

  4. #4
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    MDCCLXXVI

    Dec 2005
    Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
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    Re: River gold

    Spyderco rescue c14!!!! thats one of the best knives ever....I lost mine
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."

  5. #5

    Mar 2003
    Eastern North Carolina
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    Re: River gold

    great finds, cant wait to see as your season goes
    hh
    dave+bobbie
    dave-enc

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2009
    Sacramento Cailifonia
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    Re: River gold

    with the warmer weather coming those river rats will be leaving ya more gold, careful out there, if you hear banjos in the woods, you better run!!! nice diggs........

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
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    Re: River gold

    Nice Ring
    Way To Go On The Spidy There Not Cheap!
    HH!!

  8. #8
    us
    May 2010
    newport vermont
    whites xlt minelab explorer se pro
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    Re: River gold

    a lot of shades cool finds
    vermont hillbilly

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2010
    Camano Island, Wa
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    Re: River gold

    LMAO!!! Banjos in the woods!!!

    I love it!

    Nice score at the river and on the original soundtrack!


    Jim on Camano

  10. #10
    DMN
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    Apr 2009
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    Re: River gold

    Good knives. Not that the gold is chump chnage, but I like the knives!

  11. #11
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    Psalms 23

    Oct 2007
    Where the grass is blue
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    Re: River gold

    Nice find..........
    >IN GOD WE TRUST<

 

 

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