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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Stana Claus
Looks like you had a great trip, and I hope you...

Looks like you had a great trip, and I hope you were able to keep Mike in line while y'all were out there. Were y'all able to do like our fine representatives in Nashville and Washington and write...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Stana Claus
Now just a minute there, Buster, Big Sur isn't...

Now just a minute there, Buster, Big Sur isn't the only old guy around here with bad vision who couldn't (wouldn't?) see that trail! I resemble that remark! And the older I get, the more willing I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks guys. Yeah, it was disappointing to be...

Thanks guys. Yeah, it was disappointing to be that close and not get what we came for, but that's how things go sometimes. Thankfully the leg is much better this week. I still feel a little twinge...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Stana Claus
TR 6/17/2015 - Men on a Mission

Some of you may know that my last name is Starkey, and I have a 19 year-old son named Sam. Ever since I learned that Sam's Creek has a tributary named Starkey Creek I have wanted to get a picture of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Stana Claus
When I go camping in places that have firewood...

When I go camping in places that have firewood restrictions, I usually buy the wrapped bundles of dried firewood and kindling that you can typically find at places like Lowes, Home Depot, Food City,...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Stana Claus
Bald River Gorge Question

If you read my previous ramblings about my thwarted plan to fish the Bald River gorge, you know I failed in my attempt to access the gorge from the upstream end (near Holly Flats). When I parked...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Stana Claus
Memorial Day in the CNF

After having not been fishing in right at a month, I decided to take advantage of a rare day off to fight the expected crowds and spend some quality time on a creek somewhere. After much thought, I...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 05-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By Stana Claus
I gave up trying to keep my head above water at...

I gave up trying to keep my head above water at work a long time ago. Now I just add extensions to my snorkle. I figure as long as I can keep the waves of $#!+ from lapping over the intake, I'll be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-20-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Stana Claus
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. You...

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. You definitely caught a keeper that time! Best wishes to both of you.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,725
Posted By Stana Claus
I managed to find a couple of rental cabins...

I managed to find a couple of rental cabins through VRBO. One is on the Big Thompson outside of Estes Park for the RMNP part of the trip, the other is in West Yellowstone and will be base camp for...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,725
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check...

Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check it out.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-08-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,725
Posted By Stana Claus
Lodging near RMNP & Yellowstone?

This summer, after my daughter graduates from college, I will be taking her and my 19 year-old son on a trip out west. We plan to spend a few days visiting (and fishing) the Rocky Mountain NP, then...
Forum: New Members Board 03-07-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Stana Claus
Welcome aboard, Adam. I live in Kingston, work...

Welcome aboard, Adam. I live in Kingston, work in Harriman, and have shifted my focus more and more from trout to smallies. One of my goals for this year is to spend more time exploring the Emory &...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
Oh, I totally agree with what you're saying, Joe....

Oh, I totally agree with what you're saying, Joe. This is truly a special place to live. Any time I have the urge to go fishing, whether I want to hunt trout or warm-water fish, I have plenty of...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
Just to clarify, Joe, I wasn't intending to make...

Just to clarify, Joe, I wasn't intending to make this a contest or looking for bragging rights or anything like that. And I agree with you about the quality of fishing available here in the local...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
When I was in my early 20's and found myself...

When I was in my early 20's and found myself between jobs one time I thought about moving to Montana, but couldn't scrape up enough money to stake a new start. Ended up going back to college for...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By Stana Claus
I'm with you there, Buzz. I've shoveled my...

I'm with you there, Buzz. I've shoveled my driveway more times in the last 10 days than I have in the previous 10 years combined. It can stop now.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
So, flyman01, you've fished all the way up the...

So, flyman01, you've fished all the way up the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada without crossing either border, plus everywhere around Virginia, but never Virginia itself? Is there a story...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-24-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
Ooh, tarpon fishing in Aruba...I like that! Buzz...

Ooh, tarpon fishing in Aruba...I like that! Buzz takes an early lead for exotic location.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Stana Claus
How many states/countries have you fly-fished?

The other day I decided to add catching at least one fish on a fly in every state of the USA, plus at least 5 foreign countries, to my bucket list. In the 5 years since I started fly fishing, I've...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-21-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By Stana Claus
Remember when coke cans had pull tabs that came...

Remember when coke cans had pull tabs that came off instead of the pop-tops they have now? They had a ring connected to a little fan-blade shaped tab that would curl as you pulled it off. A buddy...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,953
Posted By Stana Claus
I met Buzz for lunch today, got my flies hand...

I met Buzz for lunch today, got my flies hand delivered, and enjoyed a nice visit over some good food to boot. Hard to top that without actually being out on the water somewhere.

I have to agree...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Stana Claus
That's another nice thing about using a length of...

That's another nice thing about using a length of straight flouro or mono for your leader - just strip off whatever length you need for the situation, tie a perfection loop at one end and your fly on...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Stana Claus
I think when the fish get big enough to be a...

I think when the fish get big enough to be a sure-nuff predatory piscavore, they lose whatever leader-shyness they might have had before.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Stana Claus
I read Tim Holschlag's book Smallmouth Fly...

I read Tim Holschlag's book Smallmouth Fly Fishing last year and he pretty much advocated using a straight flourocarbon leader somewhere between 6-lb and 10-lb test for all sub-surface fishing. And...
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