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Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-27-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Stana Claus
Are you doing a single- or double-haul on your...

Are you doing a single- or double-haul on your casts? If you are trying to get added distance on your cast (shoot some line) I have found that it's much easier to accomplish with fewer tailing loops...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-23-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By Stana Claus
Let me start out by saying that, unless it's the...

Let me start out by saying that, unless it's the dead of winter or I'm fishing a tailwater, I'm probably fishing a dry fly. I'm OK with not catching as many fish as some folks, and I just LOVE...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-23-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By Stana Claus
Like Denver1911 I tie my own leaders. For the...

Like Denver1911 I tie my own leaders. For the mountains I typically use a 7-1/2' 4X leader, switching to 5X if necessary for skittish fish. As for rod, a 7'9" 3WT and a double taper line is my...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 08-20-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Stana Claus
If you highlight the url portion, then copy and...

If you highlight the url portion, then copy and paste into a new browser tab or window, it will work. But there's definitely some funky coding buried it the hyperlink as listed.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Stana Claus
That could well be it, based on the descriptions...

That could well be it, based on the descriptions found by googling silver redhorse. Guess the next time I go I'll have to try bouncing a nymph or small crawfish pattern under one's nose and see if I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-20-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Stana Claus
The tree across the river is pretty much where I...

The tree across the river is pretty much where I stopped. I fished both sides of that tree catching a couple and seeing quite a few more. Since you're familiar with that area MickT, do you know...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-17-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Stana Claus
But if you MUST have a diminutive ending, I'd...

But if you MUST have a diminutive ending, I'd vote for -ie over -y or -ey any time.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-17-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Stana Claus
Mike - The cabins at Cabin Creek Inn were very...

Mike - The cabins at Cabin Creek Inn were very nice, and the folks were friendly and helpful. But the young girl working the evening shift when we got there didn't seem to know much about the area. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Stana Claus
Middle TN trip report - 8/12/15

Since I had to take an afternoon off from work to help my son get moved back into the dorm at Tech last Wednesday, I figured I would bring my gear and fish some Middle Tennessee water while I was...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Stana Claus
Yes I did, Mike. Since you asked, I just finished...

Yes I did, Mike. Since you asked, I just finished posting a trip report here. (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18281)
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Stana Claus
Part tres

So, after getting thoroughly skunked in Yellowstone, it was time to get all touristy again and head south to less fishable areas. Namely the Grand Canyon. After driving down through Montana, Idaho,...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Stana Claus
Upward and onward

Tuesday morning it was time to vacate the cabin and start up toward Yellowstone. Following Mike's (g022271) recommendation, the plan was to overnight at the Cabin Creek Inn in Thane, WY, near the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Stana Claus
The Great Western Trip - 2015 Edition

Sorry for the delay in posting this report of my trip out west last month, but things have been a little busy since I got back. Oh well, better late than never I guess.

Anyway, let me start by...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Stana Claus
The Animas River does drain into the San Juan,...

The Animas River does drain into the San Juan, but the confluence is at Farmington which is about 40 miles downstream of the Navajo Dam and the stocked tailwater below it.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Stana Claus
Looks like you had a great trip, and I hope you...

Looks like you had a great trip, and I hope you were able to keep Mike in line while y'all were out there. Were y'all able to do like our fine representatives in Nashville and Washington and write...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By Stana Claus
Now just a minute there, Buster, Big Sur isn't...

Now just a minute there, Buster, Big Sur isn't the only old guy around here with bad vision who couldn't (wouldn't?) see that trail! I resemble that remark! And the older I get, the more willing I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks guys. Yeah, it was disappointing to be...

Thanks guys. Yeah, it was disappointing to be that close and not get what we came for, but that's how things go sometimes. Thankfully the leg is much better this week. I still feel a little twinge...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Stana Claus
TR 6/17/2015 - Men on a Mission

Some of you may know that my last name is Starkey, and I have a 19 year-old son named Sam. Ever since I learned that Sam's Creek has a tributary named Starkey Creek I have wanted to get a picture of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Stana Claus
When I go camping in places that have firewood...

When I go camping in places that have firewood restrictions, I usually buy the wrapped bundles of dried firewood and kindling that you can typically find at places like Lowes, Home Depot, Food City,...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Stana Claus
Bald River Gorge Question

If you read my previous ramblings about my thwarted plan to fish the Bald River gorge, you know I failed in my attempt to access the gorge from the upstream end (near Holly Flats). When I parked...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Stana Claus
Memorial Day in the CNF

After having not been fishing in right at a month, I decided to take advantage of a rare day off to fight the expected crowds and spend some quality time on a creek somewhere. After much thought, I...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 05-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Stana Claus
I gave up trying to keep my head above water at...

I gave up trying to keep my head above water at work a long time ago. Now I just add extensions to my snorkle. I figure as long as I can keep the waves of $#!+ from lapping over the intake, I'll be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-20-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Stana Claus
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. You...

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. You definitely caught a keeper that time! Best wishes to both of you.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By Stana Claus
I managed to find a couple of rental cabins...

I managed to find a couple of rental cabins through VRBO. One is on the Big Thompson outside of Estes Park for the RMNP part of the trip, the other is in West Yellowstone and will be base camp for...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check...

Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check it out.
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