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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-26-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By rlockwood
Full Moon?

I had a great weekend camping in Elkmont from April 22 to 24, but found the fishing surprisingly difficult. On Saturday, I fished early in the campground without a bump. Then, we hiked up to Fish...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By rlockwood
Brook Trout Weekend

I woke up at 4:30 Saturday morning and couldn't go back to sleep. So, thanks to a patient wife, I quickly packed my car and headed to the Smokies.

I stopped at LRO to get the lay of the land and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By rlockwood
David Knapp Does It Again!

For a guy who has talked to me for less than 15 minutes, David Knapp is about the best fishing buddy you can have.

A long time ago -- by the age of my kids, I'm guessing 8 years -- I took my...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By rlockwood
Rainmaking Services For Hire! + fishing report

Once again, I scheduled a camping trip for the Smokies and the Good Lord graced me with rain. We stayed at Elkmont Friday June 27 to Sunday dune 29. Slight showers Friday and some good soakers on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By rlockwood
Quick Report - 5/16 and 5/17

I and two friends originally planned to camp in Smokemont last weekend. With a 75% chance of rain and 38 degree lows, we wimped out and rented a cabin in Townsend. I can do cold ... or rain ... but...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By rlockwood
Husker: I love these pictures. Cimmarron...

Husker:

I love these pictures. Cimmarron and the Valle Vidal are on the short list for my "Out West" trip that may or may not take place one of these days. A friend gave me the book "So Many...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-31-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By rlockwood
Short Repot - Sat. and Sun.

I couldn't convince any of my friends to fish with me this weekend, so I forced my 14-year old to go with me. The original plan was to camp, but after checking out the forecast, I decided a hotel...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By rlockwood
It was the best of times ...

My wife and I visited the Smokies from June 17 to 19. I have never experienced such a great and simultaneously frustrating trip. "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."

After...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By rlockwood
A few hours fishing over 4 days

The family and I went to Townsend for Spring Break from April 14 to 17. We stayed in a cabin right on Little River.

Thursday, we pulled into town, unloaded and proceeded straight for Tremont. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By rlockwood
My son caught a black rainbow like this from the...

My son caught a black rainbow like this from the Little River at Spring Break a couple of years ago. He was throwing a wooly bugger from his scooby doo pole. We drove to the end of the road at...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-23-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By rlockwood
Hiwassee 6/22

Yesterday, my 8 year old son and I floated the Hiwassee for a half-day with Mark Scarborough from Southeastern Anglers. I've floated the river with Mark before and had a great time, but he was...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-04-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By rlockwood
Elk 6/4 - First Trout Ever!

I took my 11 year old fishing at the Elk this morning. The last time he went with me was February of 2007, when he promptly took a bath in 30 degree weather. This time was MUCH better.

The state...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-25-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By rlockwood
Cades Cove Campgroun 4/11?

Can you reserve a spot in the Cades Cove campground in April (it looks like no reservations until May)? If reservations aren't taken, is there any danger of driving 5 hours from Alabama in April and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-25-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By rlockwood
Me Too!

I read Jon Gierach's piece on fishing with the Babbs in Fly Rod and Reel. I think he said that they fish with a heavily weighted nymph, and then tie a smaller dropper off the leader ABOVE the heavy...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-13-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By rlockwood
Highpockets: You've got to tell the San Juan...

Highpockets:

You've got to tell the San Juan worm idea. I saw a picture of how to tie a "san juan worm ball" in one of the magazines recently, but I don't tie my own flies.

Do you get any...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-13-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By rlockwood
IR: When I fish the bend, I take the trail...

IR:

When I fish the bend, I take the trail along the left bank until it ends at the bend. Then, you can keep walking straight onto the sand bar, which in my humble opinion is the best spot...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By rlockwood
We were tossing the buggers into the current in...

We were tossing the buggers into the current in the middle of the bend. The two bows came when I stripped back through the current. The two browns came when I let the fly drift all the way down and...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By rlockwood
Elk 2/8/2008

Fished the Elk River Friday morning from about 7 to noon. Fish were active feeding on midges, but I didn't have anything small enough. I got a look or 2 at a size 22 griffith's gnat, but nothing...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-20-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By rlockwood
Thanks for the replies. Robert

Thanks for the replies.

Robert
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-19-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By rlockwood
Thanks Hans. Now, I'm kicking myself for not...

Thanks Hans.

Now, I'm kicking myself for not tying on a big attractor. I've got several orange stimulators in the box as well as caddis. They certainly would have been easier to see!

Robert
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-19-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By rlockwood
High Stickin' in Clear Water?

I am looking for some quick tips on high sticking.

I fished Deep Creek this weekend with moderate success. This Spring, I had the opportunity to fish with Hugh Hartsell for a day and he tutored...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-19-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By rlockwood
Deep Creek 11/16 to 11/18

My wife and I travelled to Bryson City for a long weekend. We arrived late in the afternoon on Friday. I fished Deep Creek for about an hour with no success.

Saturday, we got to the Deep Creek...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-05-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By rlockwood
Deep Creek in November?

My wife and I are going to a bed and breakfast in Bryson City on November 16. She's going to run the trails and I'm going to fly fish Deep Creek. Anybody been recently or have suggestions for flies...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-05-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rlockwood
Of chipped teeth ...

Plateau:

As I read your post, I instinctively began to rub the back of one of my teeth (incisor?). Several years ago, I was missing my snips, so I used my teeth to snip off the tag end of some...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By rlockwood
Elk River 9/26

Fished the Elk for the first time in a while yesterday. Upon arrival, I was told that they stocked last week. Fish were stacked up right below the bridge.

Nymphs were the key. I caught a few on...
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