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Westslope
02-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Hello, I have read and visited this forum quite a bit this past year, love the comments, suggestions and fishing reports, and I figured I would finally join as a new member and write my first entry. I've fly fished the better part of my life, mostly out west, since I grew up over in Oregon. I visited the Smokies last June for the first time with my fiancee, Regan (she grew up in Maryville and has spent alot of time in the Smokies, although I just recently started introducing her to fly fishing). I was able to fly fish some, along the Little River (the East Prong mostly), a beautiful place (caught several scrappy 7-10" bows, and a fine Brown, 16-17" on a #12 BH Green Weenie), and also checked out Road Prong with some lovely little Brookies. The Smokies is a spectacular place, full of shining streams and rivers.
Regan and I live out in Maui right now (beautiful, but not much in the way of trout fishing), but we visit the mainland whenever we can, and I'm off fly fishing whenever possible. Actually, we are getting married this October in Townsend, so I'll be heading to the Smokies chasing after trout every chance I get, and we will also be visiting earlier, in June, for a week--I'm looking forward to it!
By the way, I was wondering if anyone knew of fishing up along Meigs Creek. I figured the stream might hold Brookies above the falls near the Little River, but I didn't find any trout in the stretch I fished, not far above the falls, last June...any suggestions?
Well, hey to all again, love the site, and glad to be a new member!

David Knapp
02-26-2008, 02:30 PM
Welcome to the board!

highpockets
02-26-2008, 04:04 PM
welcome; can't beat this place!

Gerry Romer
02-26-2008, 05:47 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of fishing up along Meigs Creek. I figured the stream might hold Brookies above the falls near the Little River, but I didn't find any trout in the stretch I fished, not far above the falls, last June...any suggestions?
Well, hey to all again, love the site, and glad to be a new member!

Welcome to the Board!

Here's a link to a previous thread discussing Meigs Creek. Once you find your way around the board, check out the search function above... Awesome resources here!!

Gerry

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9770&highlight=Meigs+Creek

Westslope
02-26-2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the responses, and Gerry, thanks for the link! I'll have to revisit Meigs this June and go admire some specs...

Flyfishjeep
02-27-2008, 10:35 PM
Welcome to the board. Sounds like your well on your way to some great fishing in the smokies. Enjoy your time here. Make sure you don't upset the new wife by fishing and not attending the wedding.
Post some pics of the fishing in Maui if you can.

Westslope
03-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Thanks for the reminder Flyfishjeep--I'll try to keep myself in check. She wants to fish with me for specs (not during the wedding...:rolleyes:).
As for fishing pics of Maui, I'm a bit embarrassed to say I haven't fished in Maui, no trout (although plenty of saltwater fish, especially big jacks), I guess I'm a trout bum...
I will be fishing in Washington state in early April, so I'll try to post some pics after this trip if anyone's interested, even if it is more than a little ways from the Smokies!

Stonefly
03-07-2008, 02:14 PM
I think I've read that there is some trout fishing in Hawaii, not sure which island though. That true?

sb

Byron Begley
03-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Hi Westslope,

Welcome to the board. You will enjoy this place. This is the home of information, friendship and fly fishing. Thanks for joining.

Byron

Westslope
03-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the welcome Byron--this board is just great, lots of encouragement and advice from good folks. LRO is a great fly shop too, and I really appreciate all the work you have put into it (including writing all the fishing reports). I will definitely be stopping by in June and October when coming to visit the Smokies, to say hi and support the shop!
As for trout fishing in Hawaii Steve, you're right, a place called koaie stream on the island of kauai holds a self-sustaining population of rainbows that were stocked 80+ years ago and are open all year (another couple reservoirs on the island hold stocked bows and have an extremely limited open season in July and August). The stream is pretty remote, and I haven't gotten around to fishing it yet. But I'm going to try to explore it sometime this year (I'll post pics and a report when I do)...

Byron Begley
03-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Westslope,

Thank you for the kind words. We actually have some regular customers in Hawaii. I've never been there but I hear it is a great place to live. We also have some customers in Christmas Island. Shipping to them is complicated but everything we have sent so far goes to Hawaii then flown by a service to them. If I were you I would look into going down there to fish for bonefish and other great shallow water species. They say it is unbelievable. When they moved there telephone service was not available. They didn't even have internet service. Now they have both. They are British and I showed them how to tie bonefish flies before they moved there. The conditions for visitors has improved mainly due to their work and others. Christmas Island was used during WWII as a bombing testing area. They are there to oversee cleaning it up. I'm dying to go and they have invited Paula and I there. The bonefish are big and stupid. You should look into this.

Byron