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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-26-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Stana Claus
It was indeed good to chat with you at the TU...

It was indeed good to chat with you at the TU meeting Thursday. I hadn't connected you to your username here at the time, but after reading your posts in some of the other threads since then I was...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Stana Claus
Twice in one week? Oh, yeah!

Unlike a lot of you guys here on the forum, I don't often get to go fishing multiple times in the same week without taking vacation days from work. But after making a midweek trip to the Tellico...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Stana Claus
How better to play hooky than by going fishing?

Last Wednesday I was at work griping about finally having a weekend off coming up, but the weather forecast didn't look good for getting out on a stream. To make things worse, I should have been off...
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-17-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Stana Claus
Buzz - Where in Maryville is your office. I'm...

Buzz - Where in Maryville is your office. I'm planning on attending the LRCTU meeting at Calhoun's this coming Thursday night and can bring my flies with me and drop them off on the way. Or I can...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By Stana Claus
Here's a nicely colored brookie from a stream no...

Here's a nicely colored brookie from a stream no one ever talks about but I stumbled across on one of Joe Fred's maps.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/srstarkey/100_0225.jpg

And a...
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Stana Claus
I'll play. Add me to the list.

I'll play. Add me to the list.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-05-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Stana Claus
The schedule 40 PVC conduit is pretty...

The schedule 40 PVC conduit is pretty thick-walled stuff. A lot heavier than the standard 3" drain pipe that I had also considered. I really don't see it flexing very much at all. When moving it...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Stana Claus
Canoe

Yes I did, Cody. I thought I had posted the build on that one here as well, but when I looked for it I couldn't find it. I know I posted it at the SEFFF and Warmfly forums, but I guess I missed...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-04-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Stana Claus
Rod Carrier Build

I finally got my home-built rod carrier finished. This carrier mounts to the ladder rack on my truck and will carry 2 fully rigged rods up to 10' in length.

It consists of (2) 10' lengths of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By Stana Claus
Yep, it was great hanging out with everyone and...

Yep, it was great hanging out with everyone and kicking off the New Year in style. Maybe next year I'll bring out my two-burner propane cooker and whip up a pot of cajun gumbo to go with the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By Stana Claus
Nance's Ferry 12/27/14

Decided to take advantage of the favorable generation schedule and beat the coming rains, so I made the trip out to Nance's Ferry for a couple of hours this afternoon. There was one group of spin...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-21-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By Stana Claus
DIY New Zealand style strike indicators

This post (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17848&highlight=zealand) by volfisher reminded me of my intentions to share this simple and cost effective DIY tip. You can make...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks, Grumpy. Based on pictures I've seen in...

Thanks, Grumpy. Based on pictures I've seen in catalogues and on-line it looked like 2" or so should work, but I haven't been able to find any actual dimensions listed anywhere. And I will...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-11-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Stana Claus
If the cost of the flouro is the main negative...

If the cost of the flouro is the main negative factor look at some of the larger spools available at places like Walmart. You can get a 100-yard spool (300 feet) for under $10 depending on brand. ...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Stana Claus
Question about rods w/fighting butt

I'm building a rod carrier to be mounted on the ladder rack of my pickup truck for transporting two fully rigged rods. It will essentially be two 10' sections of PVC pipe side by side with caps on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Stana Claus
I'm planning to go, but won't be able to until...

I'm planning to go, but won't be able to until Sunday. But I do plan to stay for a good while when I finally get there.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for posting the schedule, Byron. That...

Thanks for posting the schedule, Byron. That will be a big help for planning my weekend next week.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Stana Claus
Schedule?

Has anyone done up a schedule on who's tying when? I can't make it both days and there are a few folks I would like to be sure and catch while they're there if at all possible. Thanks.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Stana Claus
Leapfrog fishing

In one of the stories in John Gierach's No Shortage of Good Days he talks about fishing the Tellico River area with our own Walter Babb and Walter's brother Jim. He mentions a technique that Walter...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By Stana Claus
I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year...

I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year and half ago for a trip I was making to Missouri where felt soles are banned. I used the rubber soles on that trip then switched back to felt when I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Stana Claus
Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty...

Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty aggressive. I caught quite a few of them when I first started fishing because I could see them attacking my fly and thought, "Oh boy, a fish!" So...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail...

Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail end of that segment when it aired last week, and said, "Hey look, that's Walter Babb! And I know where he's fishing, too!" Glad I got to see the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Stana Claus
My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO...

My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO Finesse in a 3WT throwing a DT4F line. The fly I fish more often than anything else when I'm in the mountains would be a #14 Irresistible Wulff. Of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By Stana Claus
See, that's the rub. If you just count the...

See, that's the rub. If you just count the materials used for one particular fly, the cost is minimal. But when you add up the total investment, you get a much different picture.

When I first...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Stana Claus
Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt...

Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt badly about you having to double back to see if I'd had a heart attack or stroke every so often instead of concentrating of giving those brookies a...
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