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Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mattblick
I've heard rubber "is getting better", still not...

I've heard rubber "is getting better", still not in your opinion? You are always lecturing me about the wonders of light gear. Can you suggest anything lightish with felt to throw in a pack?
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Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By mattblick
Thanks Daniel I was worried I wouldn't be able...

Thanks Daniel I was worried I wouldn't be able to get the + ones. They are indeed the most comfortable pair of wading boots I have ever owned. You sold me my last 2 pairs of boots; the Chota STL+...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 11-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By mattblick
Another recommendation for Native kayaks...

Another recommendation for Native kayaks (http://www.nativewatercraft.com/). My Father-In-Law has a 12 and a 14.5 Ultimate series. I use them more often than he does.

I really their hybrid...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By mattblick
Wet wading footwear

I've been using TNF Hedgefrogs for wet wading the last few years but the upper disconnected from the sole in July. I will need something new for next season; hoping to find something that is light...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By mattblick
The STL+ is still listed on LRO and Chota sites. ...

The STL+ is still listed on LRO and Chota sites. You have me really worried. Based upon reviews I still have a a lot of use remaining on mine.

I had bad luck with my Korkers soles coming off and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By mattblick
I visited Naples this year in June and put a lot...

I visited Naples this year in June and put a lot of time and energy investigating how to catch Pompano in the surf. Two days in and I had caught countless hardhead catfish and several ladyfish. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By mattblick
I thought about 23 but I'm going to try 37 above...

I thought about 23 but I'm going to try 37 above Cosby. Got a little more ambitious about hike length as the fishing opportunities started to look worse.

Long long ago, at the prestigious Ohio...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By mattblick
Thanks for the report and pictures. Some really...

Thanks for the report and pictures. Some really fine catches there.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By mattblick
Thank you for the kind offer I will be OK...

Thank you for the kind offer I will be OK without it; and will avoid Ducky giving me **** about having 2 pound propane tanks in my backpack. I have a lot of down, wool, and fleece packed, and my...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-12-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By mattblick
Better luck next time catching the breaded ones. ...

Better luck next time catching the breaded ones.

Yet again you leave me green with Envy. Revenge! These will be consumed streamside, think you know how good the one on the left is.. mwahahah
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Forum: New Members Board 11-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By mattblick
Welcome. Indiana! Have you fished the...

Welcome. Indiana! Have you fished the Brookeville tail waters for the stockers/holdovers? How long does it take you to drive down to the Smokies? I can get there in 6 hours as long as nobody...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By mattblick
Road closures, Low 40s water temps, and you were...

Road closures, Low 40s water temps, and you were still out catching. Well done, thanks for the report and pictures.
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By mattblick
Thanks for the report, excellent as usual. What...

Thanks for the report, excellent as usual. What an awesome day...........

I was working.:mad:
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mattblick
Talking I got my solo-trip pack, tent, bag, pad, and...

I got my solo-trip pack, tent, bag, pad, and stove down to 8 1/2 pounds this year and only 45 liters volume to fill up with other crap.

This trip on the other hand; I'm going to bust out the 75L...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mattblick
Thanks all for the replies, suggestions, and...

Thanks all for the replies, suggestions, and opinions.

There are a lot of fans of Deep Creek here.. I have always walked on by 60, and it sounds like I should keep doing so. It seems I should...
Forum: New Members Board 10-28-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By mattblick
I'm not a big fan of Metcalf. In my experience...

I'm not a big fan of Metcalf. In my experience there is a guaranteed audience unless you are there at dawn. Get ready for every variance of "catch any"? On the plus side there is little overgrowth,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By mattblick
Those look great. Crimson and grey color scheme...

Those look great. Crimson and grey color scheme on Buckeye boat is a great idea. Make them and they will sell. :biggrin: 500k alumni association members and millions of rabid Buckeye football fans...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By mattblick
If only I could get away the previous weekend. I...

If only I could get away the previous weekend. I have a nice Peak vice and no skill to use it. ;) Unfortunately I have to stay up all night on the 9th during a scheduled systems downtime.. ...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mattblick
Horse sites - how bad?

I stayed at a horse site in the park perhaps 20 years ago. I found that the scatter the manure rule found on every park map was completely ignored. Instead there were multiple 4 foot high piles,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By mattblick
This ought to cover it nicely... :biggrin: ...

This ought to cover it nicely... :biggrin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckeye_candy
http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/buckeye-candies.html

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/recipe/ohio-buckeyes...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By mattblick
Buckeyes are from Ohio! Sweetwater, phooey. ...

Buckeyes are from Ohio! Sweetwater, phooey. :smile:

I usually get chili on the Phillips dawgs, will be trying the slaw next time.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By mattblick
I hiked Clingman's --> Forney Ridge -->...

I hiked Clingman's --> Forney Ridge --> Springhouse --> Noland Creek last year mid November. The leaves fell late last year so the streams were a bit choked. Caught a lot more leaves than trout but...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By mattblick
When I have the opportunity to get down to the...

When I have the opportunity to get down to the park, I go whether I can meet someone or not. I also camp solo. After running into hogs on a nighttime hike in earlier this year I'm not certain I'll...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,353
Posted By mattblick
I'm staying at #23 Friday and Saturday if anyone...

I'm staying at #23 Friday and Saturday if anyone cares to join me.
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-31-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By mattblick
I concur with #23; I'm heading there tomorrow. ...

I concur with #23; I'm heading there tomorrow. :-) The hike is extremely easy on the Little River Trail portion; on a weekend you will encounter senior citizens in the first few miles. Once you...
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