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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-01-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By David Knapp
Excellent article that shows some good progress...

Excellent article that shows some good progress being made across the eastern US in restoring native brook trout. Somehow I missed seeing the references to global warming but did find this: "Brook...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-22-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By David Knapp
Great trip report! Sounds like the trip of a...

Great trip report! Sounds like the trip of a lifetime to me. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By David Knapp
Generally, the farther you walk the better the...

Generally, the farther you walk the better the fishing. However, lots of fishermen are willing to walk a mile or two. It is the remote reaches of streams that are 5+ miles from a trailhead where the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-04-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By David Knapp
Great fish! That is how to start the New Year...

Great fish! That is how to start the New Year right! :cool:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-29-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By David Knapp
Thank you for the kind words. It was an absolute...

Thank you for the kind words. It was an absolute pleasure having you out on the water for the day. We were blessed with willing fish despite the cold water and you really picked up the techniques...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-26-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By David Knapp
It is not mentioned in the publicly available...

It is not mentioned in the publicly available regulations nor in the Compendium of Regulations, so I'm fairly certain it is not banned in the Smokies.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By David Knapp
Great looking rainbow there and even better that...

Great looking rainbow there and even better that it was caught on a dry fly! Here is one I caught a couple of days ago, and while not a dry fly fish, it was still quite memorable.

I had been...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-17-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By David Knapp
If you had been at Fly Tyers Weekend this year I...

If you had been at Fly Tyers Weekend this year I was handing out those secret patterns! You need to come visit this side of the mountains again.




Thanks man!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-14-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By David Knapp
Thanks! This fish was nowhere close to fine...

Thanks! This fish was nowhere close to fine gravel and the tailout and was up in deeper water towards the middle of a pool... I am sure there are still a few somewhere trying to spawn but the vast...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-13-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By David Knapp
I hope everyone is still out fishing! Closing in...

I hope everyone is still out fishing! Closing in on 100 views for this thread and still no fishing reports? I know people must have gotten out to fish this weekend! I didn't get out this weekend but...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By David Knapp
New Domain on Blog

I've been working to get a custom domain set up (thanks Daniel for the nudge to get it done!) and things are up and running I believe. If you are looking for the Trout Zone blog at the old address it...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By David Knapp
There are still at least a few spawning and...

There are still at least a few spawning and probably will be a few more as the water recedes. Otherwise, yeah, most of them are probably toast. On the bright side, today would have been a great day...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-30-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By David Knapp
Well, to answer the brand loyalty part, one of...

Well, to answer the brand loyalty part, one of the most important things to me these days is the warranty. Some companies' warranties have gotten very expensive. I'm a huge fan of TFO because of...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By David Knapp
I currently own and fish Orvis, TFO, St. Croix,...

I currently own and fish Orvis, TFO, St. Croix, and Sage rods. I think they all make great rods and certain rods just feel really good to my casting stroke. I have slow, medium, and fast rods and...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By David Knapp
I would add to the above that faster action rods...

I would add to the above that faster action rods are helpful in windy environments. Incidentally, a faster 9' 5 wt. makes a good rod for high stick nymphing on the larger streams of the Smokies and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By David Knapp
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By David Knapp
That is awesome! Too funny... :biggrin: ...

That is awesome! Too funny... :biggrin:

Thanks for the reminder Dan! This time of year is especially important, especially with the high water events. Now that some redds may wash out, it is even...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-18-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By David Knapp
Glad it worked out for you to get together with...

Glad it worked out for you to get together with Josh for a day on the water! He is one of the best guides I know of and an enjoyable guy to spend a day with on the water. The skills he taught you...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By David Knapp
Found Rod on the Caney Fork

Has anyone lost a rod over on the Caney Fork River lately? I spoke with a gentleman in the parking lot at the dam on Friday who had recently found one and was trying to find the owner. I told him I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-04-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Knapp
That is a beautiful maple in the background. That...

That is a beautiful maple in the background. That fish really intrigues me though. I'm always amazed at how the coloration varies so much on smallies. Same thing up here on the Plateau where they can...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-04-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By David Knapp
How did it fight? I have caught wild fish that...

How did it fight? I have caught wild fish that size occasionally but they always fight way better than similarly sized fish of hatchery origin.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-31-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Knapp
Agreed, there are some fantastic pictures here,...

Agreed, there are some fantastic pictures here, and I know there are more out there. Surely there are more shots of fall colors, both leaves and fish. Let's see some more. Thanks to everyone who has...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Knapp
Let's See Your Fall Color Shots

This is my favorite time of year, largely in part due to the great fall colors we normally experience. Let's see some of your favorite pictures from this fall. Here are a few to get things started...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By David Knapp
Lost Flies

Anyone lose some flies recently? No, I'm not talking about all the ones I harvest out of the trees... :rolleyes: These were in a box that someone apparently lost. Anyway, if you have, send me a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By David Knapp
I don't know about drinking straight from the...

I don't know about drinking straight from the stream, but I can't believe you mentioned my favorite stream, Little River, on a public forum. This is an outrage! :rolleyes: :biggrin:

In all...
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