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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By waterwolf
You're certainly 10x the man I am to venture out...

You're certainly 10x the man I am to venture out in that. Sounds like fishing was sort of worth it :biggrin:
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By waterwolf
Tired of winter

Any one else ready for spring?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By waterwolf
If a mans looking for skip jacks below Melton...

If a mans looking for skip jacks below Melton Hill is loaded and you don't need a boat.


My love of carp is well known by everyone who knows me. I used to be a mudflat chaser, but the fish are...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-07-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By waterwolf
It makes me happy to hear the river is full of...

It makes me happy to hear the river is full of small fish, if anything the numbers of small fish have been very low the last year or so, which had some us worried about recruitment.

I am also...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By waterwolf
I use a 7.5' Ox that I cut back about three feet,...

I use a 7.5' Ox that I cut back about three feet, I then tie on 3 feet of straight 20 lb flouro, fly onto that. I fish an intermediate line as well.

I've learned years ago that messing around will...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-31-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By waterwolf
The majority of sub surface forage fish feed on...

The majority of sub surface forage fish feed on is going to resemble the color of the stream bed. Natural selection dictates this

90% of a trouts diet is brown, green, or some other dark color as...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
To those freaking out about the one day license...

To those freaking out about the one day license going away, I was reminded by a TWRA official that the 1 day non res had only been in place for four years.

Seems there were plenty of out of...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-27-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
Question came up the other day regarding what...

Question came up the other day regarding what exactly constitutes someone being a "guide".

Is a person who charges for flies in the parking lot, and shows folks where to fish a guide?

It seems...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-21-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
TVA's fisheries crews would be happy to share...

TVA's fisheries crews would be happy to share with you all of their data, pick up the phone and ask. The data supports what every long time user knows regarding the French Broad and Lower Holston...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-21-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
This is comical to the point I'm not even going...

This is comical to the point I'm not even going to waste my time shredding it apart. It's hard to see with your head buried in the sand they say...

Despite all the electroshocking data...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
Sure there are plenty of fish, but one stretch of...

Sure there are plenty of fish, but one stretch of the Holston took a beating last Summer from a "guide". I use that term loosely with this one, although he is charging and taking clients everyday
...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-20-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
David, The issue to me revolves around fish...

David,

The issue to me revolves around fish survival rates. Last summer the lower end of the Holston reached some of the warmest temps ever recorded due to months of low water. Smallmouth can...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-19-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
I completely agree with the massive over reach by...

I completely agree with the massive over reach by all govt agencies these days. My conservative nature made me oppose any guide license for a long time, but I think I finally realized that deep down...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-07-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By waterwolf
Egg patterns are lethal on pellet heads.

Egg patterns are lethal on pellet heads.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-25-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
Haha, oh no you make a valid point. By "fixing"...

Haha, oh no you make a valid point. By "fixing" one thing, it opens the door for an influx of new residents. That's pretty good, and certainly a new way to look at the issue. :biggrin:
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-22-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
I am pretty sure that the Elk are funded by our...

I am pretty sure that the Elk are funded by our license dollars. Which is a waste spending money on a non-native species which competes with our native species.

IMO, there is no reason to waste...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
The available trout fishing opportunities in TN...

The available trout fishing opportunities in TN are vastly superior to anything NC has to offer therefore comparing license costs comparisons are invalid.

$81 is cheap for a person coming from...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-19-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
If TWRA is so short on money they can start by...

If TWRA is so short on money they can start by eliminating idiotic projects.

1. Start with the idiotic elk thing, it is a joke and introducing another non-native game species is a waste of...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-16-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,411
Posted By waterwolf
I've been adamantly against this idea for eons,...

I've been adamantly against this idea for eons, but after this past summer I am all for it.

There are too many dang "guides" on our rivers, period, and the only way to knock the numbers down is...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-03-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By waterwolf
If we are adding bugs, I am not voting for BWO....

If we are adding bugs, I am not voting for BWO. We have plenty of small green bugs that are difficult to match.

I'm voting for some serious meat; Salmon Flies, Golden Stones, and to be honest one...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By waterwolf
Didymo is a recent arrival to the Clinch and the...

Didymo is a recent arrival to the Clinch and the insect species are identical now as they were pre-didymo. If anything the biomass seems it has increased dramatically since the arrival of the didymo.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By waterwolf
One of those looks like a lacewing, which are...

One of those looks like a lacewing, which are terrestrial and not an aquatic insect. The last appears to be a moth, also a terrestrial, based on that picture. The Clnch does get a ton of terrestrials...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By waterwolf
Big time, and there may be more above the weir as...

Big time, and there may be more above the weir as anywhere on the river. Especially with the new weed beds that have shown up, up there in recent years. The jail has a huge population of scuds like...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By waterwolf
One main reason is the water temps. The bottom...

One main reason is the water temps. The bottom substrate and slow flows aren't conducive to caddis species.

There's a ton of black caddis, sulfurs, a few hex, and that's about it. There's never...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By waterwolf
Good call on the Collins. It has musky and I...

Good call on the Collins. It has musky and I believe a gheenoe would be fine there
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