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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-05-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SWAMPUS
Thingamabob

I TRIED THOSE ALSO.hAD PROBLEMS KEEPING THEM IN.tHE YARN THINGIES SEEM TO STAY IN PLACE BETTER WHILE ADJUSTABLE.i use a 6wt because a Bass will attack sometimes.Crap,fingers keep hitting the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-05-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SWAMPUS
San juan bluegills?

While fishing the Trophy section in Cherokee,I saw a man using a strike indiicator made of yarn like mat'l.Bought a pack at Don's just out of curiosity(don't use indicators).I slipped one on to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-27-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By SWAMPUS
Golden

North carolina,cherokee trophy section,bridge accross from high school,20' above bridge favoring left descending bank on a san juan red worm,2 lb tippet,0930,sunny day-no one around!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By SWAMPUS
Golden day

Just thought I'd relate this.Fishing the trophy section 7/21 I caught the fish of a lifetime.A 21" GOLDEN trout.Couldn't believe it!!Absolutely georgeous fish,pale gold w/rainbow stripe!And me with...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 04-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,587
Posted By SWAMPUS
Andorra

For the globe-trotters,you might want to check this out.I've always been fascinated by Andorra,little country in the Pyrenees,and flyfishing.Surfing the internet,I foung on youtube-Flyfishing Lac...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,964
Posted By SWAMPUS
Btf-baby turtle fly

Lots of green deer hair!Use hook w/shank appro lengh.I'd use a colored beadat rear to keep butt down.Densely pack hair.I'd use clump method side to side to keep most of hair on sides.Use plastic bead...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Elk
Views: 988
Posted By SWAMPUS
Population Control

Silvercreek-If they get lead banned,copper'll be next.This needs to be nipped in the bud.Hunters and fishermen HAVE paid for all of this.They banned lion hunts ni Cal. and joggers paid for it.Banned...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By SWAMPUS
New plan for nov

Couldn't get reservation Key West.Going to Daytona Beach,instead.Along with doing some surf fishing(spinning gear) I'm taking the 8wt + 11wt.Going to try around Ponce Inlet w/8wt.I can spey cast the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By SWAMPUS
Dragonflies?

Fished the Little Tenn. last month with chartreuse poppers and caught couple nice 20" smallies.Got to thinking(always dangerous!).Used to fish a small lake on Shell Island off Panama City,Fl. for LM...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-27-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By SWAMPUS
Nov trip

Am planning trip to Key West in Nov.Need some thoughts on wade fishing.Have all req equipment.Will buy flats boots or take old stream boots.Bout worn out anyway.Might as well drown 'em in...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-26-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By SWAMPUS
Campsite

Congrats-nice cllean site.EEspecially like the tin cup!
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,373
Posted By SWAMPUS
Purify?

Can't help you there.I've been fishing in the smokies for 28 yrs.All I carry is a collapsable cup.Been drinking stream water for a long time with no ill effects.Just check for nymphs!
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By SWAMPUS
Knots

LOok at it this way.If it always breaks at tippet knot,all you're losing is tippet.Better that than half or so of leader.BTW after tying numerous tippets and your leader gets too short,I save the...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-26-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By SWAMPUS
Fc

Thanks,fellas.That's probably what I'll do.Reg lead and FC.Might have enuf Royal Bonny for thei season.With it I have literally fished a run w/o and no bites.IMmediately fished it again and caught...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-26-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By SWAMPUS
Leaders&Tippets

Maybe ya'll can help me out.20 years ago or so,an old fellow clued me in on using Royal Bonyl as tippet mat'l.Works great but they quit making it long ago and I am running out!Been hearing about...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-26-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By SWAMPUS
Regional variations

As Burt Reynolds said in Smokie-"Depends on what part of the country you're from as to how stupid you are."I have heard other adages vary regionally.Being a towboat captain,I have found many that...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-24-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By SWAMPUS
Wind & fishing

Byron-My wife's old Granny told her-wind from the East,fish bite least.Wind from the south,they close their mouth.Wind from the North,sally forth.Wind from the West,they bite the best.Don't know if...
Forum: Photography 02-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By SWAMPUS
Love it!

Three beautiful subjects.Can't wait to retire[Oct.7,2014]to get a dog to go along with all my shotguns.
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-26-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By SWAMPUS
Bourbon?

I'd think "Grouseman"would be imbibing 'famous Grouse scotch.Perhaps by the baggie full.
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-26-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By SWAMPUS
Don't!

You'll only shorten your fishing time.
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By SWAMPUS
Alternative to spinning deer hair

If spinning deer hair is disasterous for you,try the clump method I use.Someone probably invented this before,but if not,I'll take credit.Tip-use strong thread.When ready to start w/hair,use clump a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-26-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By SWAMPUS
Pillow tip

Hey Folks-My days of camping rough are over due to age and infirmity,but the mind is still there,so I envy ya'll and live vicariously by reading these posts.Anyhow here's a tip I thought of while...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-12-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By SWAMPUS
Time to start thinking SPRING!

It's time!I've gotten out the tying stuff for bream and bass bugs.Will commence tonite!Weedless Smith Kickers first.Then bream poppers.Some weedless also.Green Kickers and yellow poppers!Can't wait!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-12-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,510
Posted By SWAMPUS
Teenager`

Spring 1964-Shenandoah.My father had died the prev September and my brother and I bought each other fly outfits for Christmas.Got out of school in May and inJUne we took off for Shenandoah...
Forum: New Members Board 12-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By SWAMPUS
Welcome baldriver

You will find this forum friendly and informational.
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