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Travesty2001
02-12-2007, 02:44 PM
Hello all I am coming in to Townsend this thursday and fishing for five days, where would be the places to go? Will there be any luck in the park? Thanks

Hugh Hartsell
02-12-2007, 03:44 PM
Travesty, I hate to be the bearer of bad news ,but the weather channel is giving 9degrees for Thursday. The only possibilities that are reasonable during weather like that is going to LRO and swapping some good tales. You may try a tailwater, but it will be rough. We did well on the South Holston on Saturday with temps down into the teens that morning, but....9 degrees is pretty cold. Maybe you'll get a better day a little later in the week.
Hugh Hartsell---East Tn.

Hawgdaddy
02-12-2007, 05:48 PM
Travesty,
I'll be in the Smokies this weekend, bad weather and all. It's a four day weekend for me, so I really had no choice but to get outside and do something :) I'll be camping at Cade's Cove Friday - Monday. With the cold temps, I doubt there'll be a fish any where in the park willing to bite, but maybe I'll be able to regale my friends later with tales of my endurance. I'm hoping for some good photo opps at the least, maybe with snow. If you see a guy thawing out a pair of waders and nursing a cup of coffee at Cades Cove, feel free to stop by and chat. Good luck,

hawgdaddy

Travesty2001
02-13-2007, 10:14 AM
hawgdaddy,

Will keep an eye out for you at the Cove. My buddy and I are staying in a cabin on the little river in Townsend. I think we are going to try Abrams creek shoe on Friday and Sunday. lets hope it will not be a trip in vain. However, there is always a glass of scotch, a cigar, a fly vise and no clients so it could be worse. tight lines and spinning reels to us all.

Hugh Hartsell
02-13-2007, 10:31 AM
Travesty, I just read your reply to the post and I will just say to you to please reconsider that trip around the horseshoe. This is not even something to give a consideration to at this time of the year, especially considering the weather conditions that are forecast. Take my word on this and do that trip a little later in the Spring.
Hugh Hartsell---East Tn.

Paula Begley
02-13-2007, 10:45 AM
Hugh, that was excellent advice. Travesty, the horseshoe is extremely hazardous wading. You WILL fall. Hypothermia is a strong possiblity, and there is no getting help in there. Please don't fish the horseshoe this weekend.

Paula

Travesty2001
02-13-2007, 11:27 AM
Thank you both for the concerns. Weather has been at the foremost of my concerns for this trip since its inception in oct of 06. We will be quite cautious of the environment in which we are approaching. We already have made preparations to go other places that are not off the main roads (Secondary points). The shoe of the Abrams has been a point of interest of mine for quite some time however, I believe you when you say to not to go because of this oncoming front, and it just might have to wait for a summer of fall excursion. Again, sometimes it just takes a river behind the cabin to throw out a line, a scotch with a beer chaser, a cigar from cuba, swapping BS with a friend, and some nice BBQ to make the trip away from the office to decompress without those **** teles ringing off the hook. Thanks again....

Hawgdaddy
02-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Travesty,
Hugh and Paula are right. I plan to fish Abrams some over the weekend, but I won't be fishing the horseshoe. It's not only the weather, it's also how short the days are this time of year. The horseshoe is an all day trip during summer's longer days. Plus the wading is extremely treacherous and there aren't many folks out this time of year to find you. Abrams has lots of good water without fishing the shoe or getting too far down the trail. Be careful out there,

hawgdaddy

Travesty2001
02-13-2007, 01:11 PM
hawgdaddy,
yea been reading up on mill creek which forms abrams to be a prospective stop. question for ya, does the middle prong road still go out to almost thunderhead creek and sams creek or is it gated at lynn camp/tremont. thanks

Hawgdaddy
02-13-2007, 03:11 PM
I thought Lynn Camp and Thunderhead came together to form Tremont there at the end of the gravel road? I may be wrong on that. To my shame, I've never fished Thunderhead or Lynn Camp. I've fished lower down on Tremont several times. Anyway, last time I was up that way, you could drive to the dead end where Thunderhead and Lynn Camp join, if memory serves. There was no gate at the Tremont Institute at the time or anything like that. There are others with much more knowledge who spend much more time in the park who could answer this better than I. Take care and have a great time,

hawgdaddy

Hawgdaddy
02-15-2007, 11:39 AM
Well, I may reconsider my trip this weekend. The weather looks absolutely terrible. It's very indicative of my luck that Byron would say in his report, "But get ready, it may be on the verge of breaking loose February 20th" when you consider that I have to come home on the 19th. I can take bad weather, but I'd at least like the hope of a fish. Of course it still looks like I might have a shot at some nice snow photos on Saturday. I guess it depends on how I feel when I get up in the morning. I hope my bad luck hasn't sabotaged the weekend plans of any other fishermen :) Take care,

hawgdaddy

Hawgdaddy
02-16-2007, 12:58 AM
Ok, I have officially chickened out on my trip this weekend. I guess I'll spend the time tying flies and hiking around home. I can't see making the four hour drive just to freeze, not catch anything, and sit around hoping for a good snow photo opportunity. Plus I would have been solo, which deprives me of the pleasure of conversation around the camp fire. I have another long weekend in two weeks. Maybe the weather and fish will be more agreeable then. If you go fishing this weekend, bundle up and laugh about hawgdaddy being a wimp and staying home. Take care,

hawgdaddy

DryFly1
02-16-2007, 08:25 AM
I wouldn't call you a chicken! I call you Enlightened!!

See you on the stream...