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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Backtrax
I lived out there for about 10 years and fished...

I lived out there for about 10 years and fished hard but wasn’t fly fishing at the time.

The fishing out there during the summer is best early morning and late evening. In the surf you will find...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 04-27-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By Backtrax
It depends on the section of the river and the...

It depends on the section of the river and the time of the year for whitewater on the Big South Fork. The Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron section is a good two day float in a canoe with two portages. ...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Backtrax
I bought a 9 ft 6 wt last year for a travel rod...

I bought a 9 ft 6 wt last year for a travel rod and have fished with it a couple of times just to see how it performed and I don't have any complaints.

Someone who is a better caster can...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-22-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,685
Posted By Backtrax
Sure thing Rob Hook Natural Bend 3XL ...

Sure thing Rob

Hook Natural Bend 3XL
Thread: Uni 6/0 Rusty Brown
Post: Orange Turkey Flat
Body: Sulphur Orange Turkey Biot
Thorax: Awesome Possum Burnt Orange Dubbing
Hackle:...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,685
Posted By Backtrax
Big Orange Parachute

This one worked well this month in sizes 10 & 12.


http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b570/backtrax1/BigOrangeParachute_zps00515de6.jpg
Forum: New Members Board 11-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Backtrax
You beat me to it Buzz. I live far enough away...

You beat me to it Buzz. I live far enough away that I spend way more time tying than I get to fish.
Forum: General Fly Tying 09-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By Backtrax
Golden Olive Biot Midge

I decided to spend some time at the vise while waiting on the rain to stop this morning.

# 16 Golden Olive Biot Midge
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Backtrax
Woodpecker

Woodpecker
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks Ducky, I will give your suggestions a...

Thanks Ducky,

I will give your suggestions a try when I tie up my next batch. Crowding the hook eye is something I have to always watch.
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Backtrax
Or is it Vise time..

Some times the wife thinks it is a Vice

Never Sink # 16

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b570/backtrax1/NeverSinkCaddis_zps6236775b.jpg
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Backtrax
Vice Time

Blackberry Midge #18

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b570/backtrax1/BlackberryMidge_zps23beb504.jpg
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Backtrax
Waterwolf, I lost a good pair of Redwing...

Waterwolf,

I lost a good pair of Redwing boots to the Worley Mine a few years ago. I was stepping across a small stream with mine drainage, slipped on a rock and my boot went in ankle deep. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Backtrax
Joe, The biggest problem with acid mine...

Joe,

The biggest problem with acid mine drainage in the Big South Fork is just across the state line in McCreary County KY. These mines have been abandoned for 50 years or more and pre-date much...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Backtrax
Shawn, WBIR did not include all the...

Shawn,

WBIR did not include all the information in their news blurb.

These meetings are a part of the process in developing and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to mitigate acid mine...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By Backtrax
Joe Fred, If you end up at Pickett SP you...

Joe Fred,

If you end up at Pickett SP you are also close to the Big South Fork & Clear Fork Rivers, both are good warm water streams.

Give me a shout if you end up staying at Pickett and want...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Backtrax
Many of the old timers used to use carpet glued...

Many of the old timers used to use carpet glued to an old pair of smooth soled work boots or an old pair of tennis shoes. A piece of that green/indoor out door carpet seemed to work best. The...
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By Backtrax
Check out this link. it is a great review of all...

Check out this link. it is a great review of all types of vises. It is a few years old so prices most likely will have changed.
...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By Backtrax
Pickett State Park NE of Jamestown may be a good...

Pickett State Park NE of Jamestown may be a good choice.

They have a 12 acre lake that is stocked with trout and have boats for rent.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By Backtrax
You do not have to go up very far. I saw one on...

You do not have to go up very far. I saw one on Monday aroud 7 pm. I was just up stream of the bridge above the Tremont ranger station. He did not even bother to ask, just went went around me and...
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-04-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By Backtrax
Saltwater Flies

I am doing some tying for a trip to the Outer Banks next week. I have fished there for over twenty years but have never fly fished. This will be a learning experience for sure.

There are no...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks Flyman I tied it on a #6 Allen Bass...

Thanks Flyman

I tied it on a #6 Allen Bass Bug Hook.

I tried using brown hen neck and hungarian partridge feathers but the stems were much softer. The stem of the pheasant seems much more...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Backtrax
Crayfish

I decided to try something new this morning. This is my first attempt at a crayfish pattern so any suggestions will be appreciated.

It is tied on a #6 Bass Bug Hook.
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Backtrax
Husker, I grew up in Cosby and fished the...

Husker,

I grew up in Cosby and fished the creek in the park when I was visiting family a few weeks ago. Fished for about an hour in the late afternoon and caught two bows and missed several...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Backtrax
A freshly stocked trout tastes like fish pellets...

A freshly stocked trout tastes like fish pellets to me and the flesh is kinda mushy and watery. I am not sure how long it takes for a fish on a natural diet to lose the pellet taste but I am...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks, I used just a tiny pinch of...

Thanks,

I used just a tiny pinch of awesome possum black dubbing and a very fine copper wire from a lamp cord.

I tried using black dyed deer hair but it just didn't flair to suit me so I...
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