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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-27-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By flyman
I would have spent more time retrieving my fly...

I would have spent more time retrieving my fly and untangling my terminal tackle than fishing.:biggrin: Amazing how almost every little trickle like that holds fish if you can get to them. Glad you...
Forum: Rod Building 07-23-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By flyman
As much as you fish that book should just about...

As much as you fish that book should just about be finished:biggrin: Hope you had a good trip. Some friends sent me a very good report from the Missouri yesterday.
Forum: Rod Building 07-19-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By flyman
Once again a nice guy steps up! BTW, get a job...

Once again a nice guy steps up! BTW, get a job Don:biggrin:
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-15-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By flyman
I've used Westbank anglers a couple times, always...

I've used Westbank anglers a couple times, always had a good experience.
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-15-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By flyman
Haven't ever though about it? I have always used...

Haven't ever though about it? I have always used egg yarn with no weight. I usually fish the egg as a dropper off of a weighted fly or unweighted nymph with split shot.
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-15-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By flyman
I wash most new stuff in warm water and Dawn...

I wash most new stuff in warm water and Dawn dishwashing liquid. This will remove grease and blood (yes I shoot some of my fly tying materials first) and help restore hair and feathers. That will...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By flyman
Mark the spot you intend to get out before you...

Mark the spot you intend to get out before you hike over the shoulder of the ridge. Late in the afternoon there may not be many people hiking and in some places you might not see the trail from the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By flyman
Both of those streams originate from such high...

Both of those streams originate from such high elevations they rarely get too warm, especially the section of the Raven Fork that is in the park.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-30-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By flyman
Interesting question for sure. I know some of the...

Interesting question for sure. I know some of the giant mayflies like Hexegenia do have 2 years cycles, but most of them are burrowing mayflies. I don't know of any of the swimmer, clinger, or...
Forum: General Fly Tying 06-25-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By flyman
I was waiting for Robin to reply, but I guess...

I was waiting for Robin to reply, but I guess it's a secret:biggrin: I like pheasant tail in red or dark brown for sulphurs, and green, olive, or yellow for BWO's. Although I have started using...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 06-23-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By flyman
I buy 5 or 6 at a time from Walmart. No way I'm...

I buy 5 or 6 at a time from Walmart. No way I'm dropping 2 bills on a pair of sunglasses. I say this after destroying and loosing a half dozen 2 hunders dollar pairs:eek:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-23-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By flyman
YOU TOOK MY VEST!!!! I was in the rhodo doing my...

YOU TOOK MY VEST!!!! I was in the rhodo doing my business and laid it down on a rock in the stream. When I came back it was gone!!! Now I know:biggrin: Did you happen to see a red wig too? Just...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-23-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By flyman
I've fished the park for 50+ years. I can count...

I've fished the park for 50+ years. I can count on one hand the number of brook trout I have caught or seen caught that were and honest 12". The population is better now than any time I can remember....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-21-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By flyman
Now I know who the Alabama Trout Bum is! I wish...

Now I know who the Alabama Trout Bum is! I wish I had know you were coming up this way. I could have photo bombed your photos by wearing my Alabama hat and Tee-shirt. Better get all the fishing in...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By flyman
It's starting to shape up to be a long hot dry...

It's starting to shape up to be a long hot dry summer:eek:. Streams are already getting low and night time temps are starting to stay high and keep water temps up.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By flyman
I'd turn her back, mark the spot and come back...

I'd turn her back, mark the spot and come back later with a camera. Fish that size usually occupy a prime lie, and they don't move far. However if you wanted to mount the fish or eat it I wouldn't...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 06-15-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,441
Posted By flyman
Back in the day (pre graphite) Fenwick made some...

Back in the day (pre graphite) Fenwick made some great fiberglass rods. Don Green worked for them prior to becoming the driving force and main designer behind Sage rods. I still have a couple that I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-15-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By flyman
No fish over here, stay in TN the fishing is much...

No fish over here, stay in TN the fishing is much better:biggrin:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-15-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By flyman
I agree with Kris, shorter droppers will...

I agree with Kris, shorter droppers will definitely snag and foul hook more fish. If I rig my flies in-line, one fly tied off the bend of the point fly 12-14" is fine. Most of the time with this rig...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-11-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By flyman
I was hoping you would get a message about this....

I was hoping you would get a message about this. You are doing a stand up thing, who says there aren't any nice people in TN:biggrin: I don't know if the rods have a brand name or serial #. If they...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By flyman
That's a good one! You are right, sight fishing...

That's a good one! You are right, sight fishing for these fish is alot of fun. Unfortunately visibility and wind can be a drawback to saltwater fishing some times. I never go without taking a...
Forum: New Members Board 05-11-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By flyman
What he said :biggrin:Lots of knowledge here,...

What he said :biggrin:Lots of knowledge here, warm water, salt, and trout. In addition unlike some other forums, most here are friendly and willing to share information. Also a great shop that...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-11-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By flyman
Wealthy people like you get to fish...

Wealthy people like you get to fish everywhere:biggrin:
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-11-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By flyman
Any idea what model? Regal makes a good vice. I...

Any idea what model? Regal makes a good vice. I have been using a Medallion with the stainless steel jaws for a couple years to tie the larger stuff.
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-07-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By flyman
Just found this when I was looking for a response...

Just found this when I was looking for a response to another thread here on Sulphurs. I like the dubbed body for a high floating Dun imitation, but if your are trying to imitate the emerger or...
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