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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Stana Claus
Leapfrog fishing

In one of the stories in John Gierach's No Shortage of Good Days he talks about fishing the Tellico River area with our own Walter Babb and Walter's brother Jim. He mentions a technique that Walter...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Stana Claus
I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year...

I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year and half ago for a trip I was making to Missouri where felt soles are banned. I used the rubber soles on that trip then switched back to felt when I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Stana Claus
Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty...

Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty aggressive. I caught quite a few of them when I first started fishing because I could see them attacking my fly and thought, "Oh boy, a fish!" So...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail...

Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail end of that segment when it aired last week, and said, "Hey look, that's Walter Babb! And I know where he's fishing, too!" Glad I got to see the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Stana Claus
My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO...

My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO Finesse in a 3WT throwing a DT4F line. The fly I fish more often than anything else when I'm in the mountains would be a #14 Irresistible Wulff. Of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stana Claus
See, that's the rub. If you just count the...

See, that's the rub. If you just count the materials used for one particular fly, the cost is minimal. But when you add up the total investment, you get a much different picture.

When I first...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Stana Claus
Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt...

Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt badly about you having to double back to see if I'd had a heart attack or stroke every so often instead of concentrating of giving those brookies a...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Stana Claus
OK, so I guess the Guide isn't actually a Royalex...

OK, so I guess the Guide isn't actually a Royalex boat (it's triple layer polyethylene), but I'm still glad I got off the fence and made a purchase decision. And I still need to figure out what size...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Stana Claus
Double bladed paddle length for solo canoe?

Learning of the pending demise of the trusty old Royalex canoe (posted here (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17404)) helped me get off the fence and go ahead with the purchase...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Stana Claus
Thumbs down Royalex Canoes Going, going, gone?

For the last 6 months or so Ive been arguing with myself over whether an inflatable pontoon or solo canoe would be more suitable for float fishing the local rivers for smallies and such. Anyway,...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Stana Claus
I have it on good authority that the cause of...

I have it on good authority that the cause of hair turning gray is that the hair follicles finally tunnel down through the skull and start leeching out brain cells (also known as "gray matter"). ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stana Claus
There are some, but sampling numbers for the...

There are some, but sampling numbers for the Young of Year (YOY) for the last two years has been low. Matt attributed that to the timing of the floods in December and January. High water events at...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stana Claus
The "no impact" thing is on established...

The "no impact" thing is on established populations. They're still trying to re-establish the native brook trout population to a sustainable level before opening it back up to fishing. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By Stana Claus
FWIW, Josh was at the LRCTU meeting last night...

FWIW, Josh was at the LRCTU meeting last night and was still talking about that brown! Pretty cool!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By Stana Claus
HFF - The rig 2wt is talking about is a double...

HFF - The rig 2wt is talking about is a double nymph rig with a large stone fly as the lead fly and a smaller nymph trailing. The lead shot is usually attached ahead of the lead fly to get the whole...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Stana Claus
Boy, it's kind of a slap in the face when the...

Boy, it's kind of a slap in the face when the shoe gets put on the other foot, isn't it? (And how's that for a mixed metaphor?) It hurts my heart to have our beloved brookies called an "invasive...
Forum: Troutfest 09-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,999
Posted By Stana Claus
I believe there were also some issues with...

I believe there were also some issues with scheduling conflicts with other events and or venues, but don't quote me on that.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-31-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Stana Claus
I tend to go barbless or de-barbed for the...

I tend to go barbless or de-barbed for the reasons listed above. I usually mash the barb before I put the hook in the vise when I'm tying, so if I buy flies from a shop or get some via a swap, I'll...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-19-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By Stana Claus
You could also give Ian Rutter...

You could also give Ian Rutter (RandRFlyfishing.com) a call. He and his wife Charity (she guides, too) live in Townsend and have written a few top-notch guide books and made some excellent videos. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-30-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Stana Claus
Yep, that's a smallmouth all right. And a nice...

Yep, that's a smallmouth all right. And a nice one at that.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Stana Claus
You know, the more I poke around the more I'm...

You know, the more I poke around the more I'm leaning toward the Nolichucky. Looks like at least 3 good options starting with Fred's suggestion of the Banks Farm Campground near Midway, a little...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks guys, I'll definitely check out those...

Thanks guys, I'll definitely check out those options. But if I wanted to wander a little farther from home, where else could I go? Anybody ever fished the Harpeth River over in Middle TN, or maybe...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Stana Claus
Question Where to go for smallies w/camping nearby?

Im looking for some suggestions for somewhere to take my son for 3 5 days, park our camper in a convenient campground to use as a base camp, and make daily sorties for smallmouth bass. Preferably...
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks, guys. I'll definitely be tying plenty in...

Thanks, guys. I'll definitely be tying plenty in the primary colors, but I guess I'll have to experiment with some of the others. I'll try to take notes on how well they work and post a report at...
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Stana Claus
Stealth Bomber Color Preferences?

I recently bought one of the #6 Stealth Bomber foam cutters and a big pack of closed-cell craft foam in a variety of colors. I plan to tie up a selection of SB's in standard colors like chartreuse,...
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