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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By Joe Congleton
Ceiling fans: not me but a friend was trying to...

Ceiling fans: not me but a friend was trying to ease out of a Bahamas bedroom in pre dawn darkness without waking his wife, and caught his fully set up rod tip in the revolving ceiling fan, ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-23-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By Joe Congleton
Birds: (all inadvertent)Terns on a green drake...

Birds: (all inadvertent)Terns on a green drake pattern on the henrys fork; gulls on various bonefish patterns; bats on green drake patterns at dusk on Abrams; mallard on a hopper ; merganser on a...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,630
Posted By Joe Congleton
For those that haven't read the Free Press piece...

For those that haven't read the Free Press piece the audit of TWRA revealed a $1400 credit card issue and some failure to comply with state regs on agricultural leases. Hardly an indictment of TWRA...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,630
Posted By Joe Congleton
I think what you have read in the foregoing posts...

I think what you have read in the foregoing posts pretty well sums up the issues TWRA will face in trying to implement the increase. Everybody can state pet peeve or list of peeves about how bad...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,630
Posted By Joe Congleton
Guide License fees back on TWRA agenda

There was a lot of discussion of licensing fishing guides in the past. According to sources and the press releases, TWRA is now actively again /proposing a $244 fee for Tennessee resident guides and...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Joe Congleton
while l am sure all information passed on here is...

while l am sure all information passed on here is done in good faith, sometimes opinions vary greatly so l pass this info on as someone else opinion .

A well known and highly respected angler...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Joe Congleton
Wasn't aware Gary Borger ever fished the...

Wasn't aware Gary Borger ever fished the Clinch?:smile:

I would say there are times in mid to late summer when the Clinch has the clearest water l have ever seen anywhere in a trout stream or...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,896
Posted By Joe Congleton
I had a face to face discussion with Senator...

I had a face to face discussion with Senator Alexander today on this subject. He is hopeful this issue will be resolved favorably for the continuation of the trout stocking program, and he is...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,297
Posted By Joe Congleton
There are shad in Norris Lake and shad in Melton...

There are shad in Norris Lake and shad in Melton hIll but in probably the last ten years of a lot of fishing in the Clinch l haven't seen any shad above Llewellyn Island in the river. Based on the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,297
Posted By Joe Congleton
As to water color -fwiw : A couple of weeks ago...

As to water color -fwiw : A couple of weeks ago l saw picture of a huge striper that Alex Quick or his friend caught at P> O> on a large rainbow streamer in water color exactly the color portrayed...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,297
Posted By Joe Congleton
to further Shawns comments, a boat is essential. ...

to further Shawns comments, a boat is essential. Never heard of anybody catching one wading unless the striper ate the 12 in stocker trout on your line. The hole directly in front of the Peach...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joe Congleton
Smile Shawn- my Rio lines look like that but sooner...

Shawn- my Rio lines look like that but sooner than yours…maybe more big fish?? :smile::smile::smile:
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joe Congleton
I was going to stay out of this but l will simply...

I was going to stay out of this but l will simply say that I get about sixty -seventy days at most out of most of the Rio Gold lines i have used in the past few years. They appear to have a very...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joe Congleton
double post

double post
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,195
Posted By Joe Congleton
The concept has been around a while. Thirty plus...

The concept has been around a while. Thirty plus years ago I proposed that TVA consider a spawning channel/catch and release stream at the Norris dam reservation when the working group was drafting...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,195
Posted By Joe Congleton
Byron- saw Hagan today on the river and he was...

Byron- saw Hagan today on the river and he was bragging on you. :smile:

It doesn't take a genius to see a nice catch and release stream meandering down through the Walnut Orchard below Norris; or...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 08-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Joe Congleton
John Thurman wins National Education award from Trout Unlimited

Thurman Honored By Trout Unlimited
As National Leader In Youth Education


John Thurman of Norris, longtime member and volunteer for the Clinch River Chapter, has been named winner of the...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By Joe Congleton
Like Shawn, l have historically gone through a...

Like Shawn, l have historically gone through a pair of wading boots every year. However, these Chota STL boots l mentioned above are in their third year with well 450 plus days on them and still...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 08-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Joe Congleton
That other guy in the other picture looks like he...

That other guy in the other picture looks like he is some form of curmudgeon. :smile:
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By Joe Congleton
My Chota boots with felt soles are in their third...

My Chota boots with felt soles are in their third year..perhaps 450 days +- on them and still working fine. Not been dryed out this year since middle of April. Some days l walk several miles in...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 08-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,297
Posted By Joe Congleton
They are as thick this year as when Rocky posted...

They are as thick this year as when Rocky posted this earlier…right in the hole at Peach orchard ramp several are in the forty to perhaps fifty pound range. I have called all the striper guys l...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
Posted By Joe Congleton
ONEEYE-welcome to the board. Your "Curmudgeon "...

ONEEYE-welcome to the board. Your "Curmudgeon " comment fascinates me. im just wondering if this offered "wisdom" is from a reformed curmudgeon, a continuing curmudgeon who cannot escape the...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Joe Congleton
You have to have a lot of experience and and an...

You have to have a lot of experience and and an eye for perfection to tie flies as uniform in design as those tied by Walter and shown in the photographs. Note the exact length of the quill-biot...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Joe Congleton
Can you think of a way to get the stripers in the...

Can you think of a way to get the stripers in the clinch to play catch and release rules?:smile: I'm confident the reproduction that exists in the Clinch could not sustain itself in the face of the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-16-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Joe Congleton
Im not going to debate the science of this on...

Im not going to debate the science of this on this board, since it is not really a Tennessee trout stream or tailwater issue IMO. I will simply note ,again, that my opinion is that true AMD would be...
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