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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By old tom
Large groups tend to habitat the lower two...

Large groups tend to habitat the lower two campsites and fish from Sugar Fork back down to the lake. I too always bypass that area and head on up to either Sugar Fork or Bone Valley campsites. I...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By old tom
We fished above the falls for about a mile one...

We fished above the falls for about a mile one evening. Perhaps we didn't go far enough up to find the good fishing.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By old tom
Make it 3-0 in favor of wet wading. Younger Tom...

Make it 3-0 in favor of wet wading. Younger Tom and I went out several years ago just after Labor Day and had no problem wading wet the majority of the time. There were a few days where we wore...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By old tom
Not exactly a forum, but we found this to be a...

Not exactly a forum, but we found this to be a helpful site for trip planning. We didn't use them for guide services, but rather did a DIY trip almost exclusively in the Lamar Valley area. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-07-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By old tom
Two links for you. This is the USGS site for...

Two links for you. This is the USGS site for streamflows. Scroll down to Swain County and you'll see that all rivers, the Luftee included, are running almost 4 times their normal flow. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-17-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,005
Posted By old tom
Same post, different board

I talked to a guy yesterday who knows a guy with the Park service who knows a guy who said - in other words, pure speculation - that the road may not be fixed until July. In truth, I don't think...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By old tom
Upper Nantahala Whitewater Release

Anyone planning to fish the Upper Nantahala this weekend? Get out before 10 a.m.

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/8902-first-whitewater-releases-hit-the-upper-nantahala
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By old tom
Fished some of them, but certainly not all. ...

Fished some of them, but certainly not all.

You can contact me at tzmitchell47 at gmail dot com.
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-21-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By old tom
This is the site I use for my reference. ...

This is the site I use for my reference. http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=100202 Unfortunately there are only two streams listed in Swain County, none in...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By old tom
We got over 2" of rain in the last couple of...

We got over 2" of rain in the last couple of days. Some areas close to 3". The young paddlers from the NOC were running the cascades at the top of the upper Nan yesterday and I understand they need...
Forum: In The Backcountry 03-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By old tom
You would need to swing by Deep Creek for your...

You would need to swing by Deep Creek for your permit before heading out to Noland. It will be 4 or 5 miles, round trip, out of your way.

Easy hike on an old roadbed. Check out the Park website...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By old tom
Local fly shop in Cherokee. They have some good...

Local fly shop in Cherokee. They have some good and knowledgeable guides working for them. http://www.flyfishcherokee.com/
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-11-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By old tom
We usually do our backpacking in the...

We usually do our backpacking in the spring/summer/fall so we can wade wet and don't have to pack waders in. So I can't help with that problem. But we bought one of these....
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By old tom
Me too - thanks for the post. If I recall...

Me too - thanks for the post. If I recall correctly you do the the campground host thing out there in the summers. So I'm asking for your opinion, realizing that opinions are just that. But it...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-18-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By old tom
Mac, that section is known as Bumgardner Bend. ...

Mac, that section is known as Bumgardner Bend. Younger Tom and I fished it last year. It is a full day of fishing and once you get in the water there are only two ways out - the way you came in or...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-22-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By old tom
I can tell you the water is high on both the...

I can tell you the water is high on both the lower and the upper sections. Reports I've heard are not favorable. Here's the Asheville Citizen-Times fishing report. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-16-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By old tom
Park Fish Mgt Program set for Bryson City

The Steve Moore and Matt Culp program is coming to Bryson City March 22 at 7:00. As already reported on this forum, they do a good presentation. I heard them 2 or 3 years ago and it's well worth the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By old tom
If you want to stay in the Park, Smokemont is...

If you want to stay in the Park, Smokemont is open year-round.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-02-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By old tom
Sorry for your loss, Jim. I know you'll miss him....

Sorry for your loss, Jim. I know you'll miss him. I hope you don't mind me posting this - here's a link to his obituary in the local Bryson City weekly newspaper....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-28-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,453
Posted By old tom
Alcohol sales - Sale of alcoholic beverages is...

Alcohol sales - Sale of alcoholic beverages is permitted only in the casino. Nowhere else on the reservation is alcohol legally sold. For you out of staters, the state of NC owns all liquor stores...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By old tom
Contact the Park Service

By my count, we've had 17 different users weigh in on this matter, most of us saying in one way or another we don't particularly care for horses in the Park. In reality, demanding a total ban of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By old tom
Crockett - This seems illogical to me, but we...

Crockett - This seems illogical to me, but we were told hiking in the Grand Canyon, when you meet mules (and I assume the same would apply to horses) that hikers should move to the downhill side of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-21-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By old tom
Thanks for the courteous reply JayB. Hope I...

Thanks for the courteous reply JayB. Hope I didn't come off as too much of a wise a$$. That wasn't the intention anyway.

One thing we can probably agree on is I'm glad they aren't creating the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-21-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By old tom
JayB - Just so I understand your position, it...

JayB - Just so I understand your position, it would be okay with you if I took my very well behaved 80 lb. Golden Retriever on a hike with me and it would also be okay if Younger Tom and I could ride...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By old tom
I don't mean to put a bull's-eye on your back...

I don't mean to put a bull's-eye on your back Jim, but I'd like to see you publish this in your column in the Smoky Mountain Times (Bryson City weekly). I'll bet it doesn't receive a 100% positive...
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