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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
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: 242
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: 8
Views: 431
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: 157
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check...

Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll definitely check it out.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-08-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Stana Claus
Lodging near RMNP & Yellowstone?

This summer, after my daughter graduates from college, I will be taking her and my 19 year-old son on a trip out west. We plan to spend a few days visiting (and fishing) the Rocky Mountain NP, then...
Forum: New Members Board 03-07-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Stana Claus
Welcome aboard, Adam. I live in Kingston, work...

Welcome aboard, Adam. I live in Kingston, work in Harriman, and have shifted my focus more and more from trout to smallies. One of my goals for this year is to spend more time exploring the Emory &...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
Oh, I totally agree with what you're saying, Joe....

Oh, I totally agree with what you're saying, Joe. This is truly a special place to live. Any time I have the urge to go fishing, whether I want to hunt trout or warm-water fish, I have plenty of...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
Just to clarify, Joe, I wasn't intending to make...

Just to clarify, Joe, I wasn't intending to make this a contest or looking for bragging rights or anything like that. And I agree with you about the quality of fishing available here in the local...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
When I was in my early 20's and found myself...

When I was in my early 20's and found myself between jobs one time I thought about moving to Montana, but couldn't scrape up enough money to stake a new start. Ended up going back to college for...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By Stana Claus
I'm with you there, Buzz. I've shoveled my...

I'm with you there, Buzz. I've shoveled my driveway more times in the last 10 days than I have in the previous 10 years combined. It can stop now.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
So, flyman01, you've fished all the way up the...

So, flyman01, you've fished all the way up the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada without crossing either border, plus everywhere around Virginia, but never Virginia itself? Is there a story...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-24-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
Ooh, tarpon fishing in Aruba...I like that! Buzz...

Ooh, tarpon fishing in Aruba...I like that! Buzz takes an early lead for exotic location.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Stana Claus
How many states/countries have you fly-fished?

The other day I decided to add catching at least one fish on a fly in every state of the USA, plus at least 5 foreign countries, to my bucket list. In the 5 years since I started fly fishing, I've...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-21-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Stana Claus
Remember when coke cans had pull tabs that came...

Remember when coke cans had pull tabs that came off instead of the pop-tops they have now? They had a ring connected to a little fan-blade shaped tab that would curl as you pulled it off. A buddy...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By Stana Claus
I met Buzz for lunch today, got my flies hand...

I met Buzz for lunch today, got my flies hand delivered, and enjoyed a nice visit over some good food to boot. Hard to top that without actually being out on the water somewhere.

I have to agree...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Stana Claus
That's another nice thing about using a length of...

That's another nice thing about using a length of straight flouro or mono for your leader - just strip off whatever length you need for the situation, tie a perfection loop at one end and your fly on...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Stana Claus
I think when the fish get big enough to be a...

I think when the fish get big enough to be a sure-nuff predatory piscavore, they lose whatever leader-shyness they might have had before.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Stana Claus
I read Tim Holschlag's book Smallmouth Fly...

I read Tim Holschlag's book Smallmouth Fly Fishing last year and he pretty much advocated using a straight flourocarbon leader somewhere between 6-lb and 10-lb test for all sub-surface fishing. And...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-26-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Stana Claus
It was indeed good to chat with you at the TU...

It was indeed good to chat with you at the TU meeting Thursday. I hadn't connected you to your username here at the time, but after reading your posts in some of the other threads since then I was...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Stana Claus
Twice in one week? Oh, yeah!

Unlike a lot of you guys here on the forum, I don't often get to go fishing multiple times in the same week without taking vacation days from work. But after making a midweek trip to the Tellico...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Stana Claus
How better to play hooky than by going fishing?

Last Wednesday I was at work griping about finally having a weekend off coming up, but the weather forecast didn't look good for getting out on a stream. To make things worse, I should have been off...
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-17-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By Stana Claus
Buzz - Where in Maryville is your office. I'm...

Buzz - Where in Maryville is your office. I'm planning on attending the LRCTU meeting at Calhoun's this coming Thursday night and can bring my flies with me and drop them off on the way. Or I can...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By Stana Claus
Here's a nicely colored brookie from a stream no...

Here's a nicely colored brookie from a stream no one ever talks about but I stumbled across on one of Joe Fred's maps.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i340/srstarkey/100_0225.jpg

And a...
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