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David Knapp
04-08-2014, 02:42 PM
This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. :eek: That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish. :smile:

chechem
04-08-2014, 04:11 PM
This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. :eek: That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish. :smile:

So, if you have an articulated fly that you want to fish, do you clip off the front or the back hook? :eek:

Stonefly
04-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Most articulated patterns have the rear hook clipped. Fish typically attack the head.

steve

duckypaddler
04-10-2014, 08:19 AM
This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. :eek: That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish. :smile:

I think this is why we no longer see mountain fishing reports from Breck:rolleyes:

If it's not articulated and at least 6 inches long he won't throw it;)