View Full Version : Hello from the Buckeye State!

10-12-2006, 05:48 AM
Hello fellow fly fishers. I am from Columbus, Ohio but still manage to get down to the Smokies 5-6 times a year. In fact, I will be fishing the Smokies this weekend. I tried to get a campsite at Elkmont but it was full so I am staying at Cosby. This will be the first time I have fished Cosby and Greenbrier so I am looking forward to it. I have fished many streams in the park (both TN & NC) and my favorite areas are the West Prong of the Little above 18 and Cataloochee. I have not found a bad one however because they are all beautiful even if I do not catch anything. I am looking forward to talking to all of you on the message board.

Tight lines

Doug Chamberlain

David Knapp
10-12-2006, 09:37 AM
Welcome! Good luck on your upcoming trip. Be sure and post a report...I'll be up there next week myself.

Byron Begley
10-12-2006, 06:45 PM
Bald Eagle, Welcome to the message board and thanks for joining. You picked a good weekend to be here. Bring some warm clothing, it's going to get cold at night.


10-13-2006, 06:36 AM
hey Doug....I'm from the Buckeye State also(Lima area). We get to fish the park 4-5 times a year and love LRO, you can't go wrong there wheter it be information or equip/good prices...the folks there are fantastic. Back home we fish alot of upland reserviors to work on casting and also the Mad river occasionally. We also dip into the Auglaize for smallies from time to time....what are the good spots in your part of the state........

enjoy the board, tons of information

10-13-2006, 07:46 AM
Buckeyetrouter I fish mostly on the Mad. I have caught a lot of nice trout, but the scenery is certainly not what I enjoy. But stuck in the middle of Ohio it is the only place I can get out and wet a line. During the winter with streamers is when I catch most of my big browns. I am going to retire in a few years and plan to retire in the Adirondacks so I spend some time up there every year. There is some beautiful streams there with a lot of big trout.

10-13-2006, 02:21 PM
on the mad I usually fish the section behind the fish farm located on rt 68 or the bridge area just s.w. of Urbana. I havn't had the best success but figure it is the way I am fishing it. What are your better flies, do you do better on top or with nymphs......I did tail hook a carp there once and that was a great fight, other than that I've only caught small browns......