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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-11-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Grampus
Odd Day in the Creek

I'm not one to post much, but occasionally strange things happen or are observed. Yesterday, a fishing buddy said he noticed a clump of leaves hanging from some line that had broken off on a limb on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By Grampus
Like the US Post Office. They make "cuts" by...

Like the US Post Office. They make "cuts" by eliminating hours?? Seriously?? The USPS doesn't make money unless they're conducting business! Why not cut out some of the multitude of HOLIDAYS!! ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-12-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Grampus
Wears Valley Ranch

I have been asked to do a fly-casting and fly-tying demo at the Wears Valley Ranch. The ranch is a Christian home for children located in Wears Valley in Sevier County. I would like to have a few...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By Grampus
The Bob

I fished it in 2007 by taking a horse upstream. Went in about 17-20 miles. The fishing was EXCELLENT for 16-19 in cutthroats on hopper patterns. Take some "Fat Alberts". From about 10 miles and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-12-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,247
Posted By Grampus
Rememories

A lot of interesting comments on this topic.

As BlueRaiderFan said, there are catchable numbers of smallmouth around Indian Head Rock and below on Little River. Been there done that:smile:
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-27-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,759
Posted By Grampus
High Sticking Tips from Experience

Things I've learned over the years that makes high-sticking easier. When teaching newbies how to high stick, the most common mistake they make is to not keep their rod tip up, thus keeping slack out...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Grampus
Don, Sometime around the early to mid 80's,...

Don,

Sometime around the early to mid 80's, we were on our way across the lake to Hazel Creek to camp. My dad dropped me off to fish Eagle Creek and picked me up that evening. Being a teenager, I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-21-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By Grampus
[QUOTE=Jim Casada;86105]NDuncan-- For a time...

[QUOTE=Jim Casada;86105]NDuncan-- For a time Bradley Fork (and maybe a stream of the Tenn. side) was a catch-and-release situation unless a fish was over 16 inches, and an impressive number of...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-16-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By Grampus
Brook Trout Near Smokemont

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Sorry, Mr Casada but you are wrong regarding presence of specks in the lower reaches of Bradley Fork! As I stated in an earlier post, I've done it several times with the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-15-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By Grampus
I have caught all 3 species within a mile of...

I have caught all 3 species within a mile of Smokemont campground several times. Probably one of the most accessible and easiest place to get the slam.

Grampus
Jim Parks
Forum: Salmon and Steelhead 07-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,029
Posted By Grampus
dbutler: I can tell you who NOT to use. In...

dbutler:

I can tell you who NOT to use. In '06 I took a fly out to Lake Creek with Regal Air Service out of Anchorage. The WORST guide, I've ever been around. He didn't help, wouldn't offer...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-28-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Grampus
Ever thought about sight fishing with nymphs?...

Ever thought about sight fishing with nymphs? Best of both worlds!
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By Grampus
Bullhead Decline

It's sad to hear. I've not heard much about Bullhead in some time. I fished it once in 1995. A buddy and I slept overnight in the back of a van at the gate to the State Park to get in hopefully...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-19-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,607
Posted By Grampus
Summer Time Browns

Knucklehead;

The best advice I can give regarding landing big browns is as follows:

1. Fish where they are (sounds like you've already gotten this one)
2. Study them and the area. Before...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Grampus
Traditional Patterns by Jim Casada

Great article Jim. Being from the Tennessee side, its interesting to hear the history of fly patterns from NC.

Around 20 or so years ago, I crossed paths with a fisherman from NC while on Deep...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,182
Posted By Grampus
Over the years, I've seen alot of strange things....

Over the years, I've seen alot of strange things. Several years ago, something funny happened to me that, in the moment, is something that I will never forget. I was fishing the Oconaluftee River...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 01-01-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Grampus
Gary, when is the next meeting? Jim

Gary, when is the next meeting?

Jim
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-23-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Grampus
I fished no further than 2 miles down from the...

I fished no further than 2 miles down from the upper entrance. A habit developed when the road was blown out by a flood several years ago forcing fishermen to park and walk before repairs were made....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-23-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By Grampus
Hugh, thanks for the kind words. I am humbled. ...

Hugh, thanks for the kind words. I am humbled. My mother-in-law was Barbara Jo Hartsell, before she married Charlie Dunn. She passed away last year, Charlie lives on Jefferson Ave, and plays one...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-22-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,528
Posted By Grampus
Strangest Thing You've Ever Caught???

Date: Sept 11, 2006
Location: Russian River, Alaska

After walking down from the upper parking lot, I crossed over to the far side and began working my way up a small set of rapids. Dead drifting...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,261
Posted By Grampus
I'd love nothing better. I saw Troutman,...

I'd love nothing better. I saw Troutman, Troutboy, Troutgirl, and Troutdog....where's Troutwoman?

Secret to catching big fish....don't take a camera!

I got the custom material in. Let me...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-22-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By Grampus
Grew up in Wood Acres. Cut my teeth on the...

Grew up in Wood Acres. Cut my teeth on the Pigeon. Taught to nymph fish by Hank Maxwell, Earl Phillips, Charlie Murrell, and Elmer Leatherwood (all masters in their own right). Taught to tie flies by...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-22-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Grampus
I sampled it in early November and caught several...

I sampled it in early November and caught several in the 19-20" range. Many were parked on the bottom and unmoveable. I did best stripping wooly-boogers through likely spots, getting them to move....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-21-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By Grampus
Hugh, In what part of Newport did you grow...

Hugh,

In what part of Newport did you grow up? I grew up in Edwina along the Pigeon. Can't believe we never crossed paths??

Grampus
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,261
Posted By Grampus
You'll always be my favorite photographer,...

You'll always be my favorite photographer, Troutman. Hopefully, I'll get out to join you next year!

Grampus
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