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Forum: Fishing Classic Rods and Gear 02-18-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By highstick
I know it is late but..... I recently finished...

I know it is late but.....
I recently finished up a rod based off Paul Young's "Perfectionist". I absolutely love it. I have done everything with it that a smokies angler would need to do and it...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,747
Posted By highstick
There is alot that goes into this activity that...

There is alot that goes into this activity that is not good for the that river beyond the tourists and eye sores.

The majority of that river has high mud banks and only a small portion of that...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-30-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By highstick
look into Lawsons E-Z caddis

look into Lawsons E-Z caddis
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,655
Posted By highstick
Thanks for the video upload. After watching...

Thanks for the video upload.

After watching the video and reading the posts throughout the discussion I wonder what guides were contacted for the data collected for and mentioned in this...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By highstick
Saffron Shiners. They spawn over chub nests. ...

Saffron Shiners. They spawn over chub nests. The little random piles of marble or slightly larger rocks you find scattered in the slower tail outs of long pools. Sometimes they will just do it...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By highstick
I have fished it many times. In fact really kind...

I have fished it many times. In fact really kind of learned to fly fish on it. But not for trout. The creek gets very warm and low almost every summer on the upper end well above coker creek...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,287
Posted By highstick
Love seeing pictures of all the bird dogs as well...

Love seeing pictures of all the bird dogs as well as the mention of grouse hunting. In fact spent the morning trudging through thick steep woods myself. And much like all of the recent reports came...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 08-06-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By highstick
millers to peach

anyone floated it lately? if so hows it fishing? thinking about floating tommorow.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By highstick
Rocky, are you still fishing Indian Cave down?...

Rocky, are you still fishing Indian Cave down? Thats is where I plan to float anyway, just was wondering if the water had woarmed to much or not. Had a buddy go out not long ago and say it wasnt all...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-15-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By highstick
Anyone fishing the Holston

Wanting to float maybe Friday or next week. Just wandering if anyone is still fishing the Holston or has it gotten to warm.

Also conidering the clinch. Which float is better right now, Millers...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-17-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,028
Posted By highstick
Your pictures take me back right away to that...

Your pictures take me back right away to that campsite and exact same tent set up. I made that trip for three spring breaks while in school and absolutely loved each time. Not that the fishing was...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-18-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By highstick
The Holston seems to have had a few more fishable...

The Holston seems to have had a few more fishable days than the clinch over the last few months. I was wondering if anyone has been able to get out there? I wouldnt mind giving it a go within the...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 02-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By highstick
mcfly, Yes both pictures where right here...

mcfly,

Yes both pictures where right here around Knoxville. The number of grouse in that picture was a fluke. But man was I proud.
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 02-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,331
Posted By highstick
This is my girl Belle. ...

This is my girl Belle.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/birdogginq/CAT4YDXN.jpg


http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/birdogginq/DSCN1485-1.jpg
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By highstick
Silhouette, size, then color when choosing a...

Silhouette, size, then color when choosing a pattern.

Presentation, location, and stealth are much more important than pattern in the park.

Confidence is on both park and tailwaters. If you...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-23-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By highstick
Caught a sturgeon while smallmouth fishing the...

Caught a sturgeon while smallmouth fishing the little pigeon once. I was in forestry school at the time and new some fisheries students and showed them the pictures. Turns out the fish released in...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-06-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By highstick
I haven't fished many of them, but have read how...

I haven't fished many of them, but have read how KG raves about them. I have tied a few myself, and understand what you are talking about with the mallard flank. I Know that the sculpin in the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-28-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By highstick
Tuck

Never fished the tuckasegee but wanting to get up there and drift soon. Just wandering if anyone had any recent info on the fishing. What to use and the like. Also how is the float? Thanks in...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By highstick
bredmon, all of my post have been in defence of...

bredmon, all of my post have been in defence of big bows in the park. I am overly sorry that my post may have read different than the way I intended. My appologies.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By highstick
All theories presented raise good points:...

All theories presented raise good points: decreasing fertility of streams, acidification, reforestation, carrying capacity, stocking, fishing pressure, etc. However, why is it then that certain few...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By highstick
big bow

I would agree as to the coloration of the fish pictured, but also know that every fish is different. My observation is that park bows are vibrantly colored and often have spots well below the lateral...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-12-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By highstick
they are there

Big bows do exist in the park. Few and far between. I have yet to land a big brown but have landed a 16 inch bow. In a stream that was very much inside the park. Only one though. They are there.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By highstick
I too have see many small caddis hatching on the...

I too have see many small caddis hatching on the clinch lately, but by no means large hatches. However, when i pulled the drift boat out after my last float there was a thick line of film along the...
Forum: New Members Board 09-21-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By highstick
How do you do

just signed up. Have read the forums for a while. Thought I might try to contribute where I can. I look forward to reading more.
Forum: General Fly Tying 09-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By highstick
puglisi question

good looking flies. I have started to fool around with these guys myself. I have caught a few fish but still working on the patterns. I tend to put way to much EP fibers in. What kind of rig are...
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