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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-21-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Don Kirk
ICAST Recap

We made it home in one piece from the ICAST Show in Orlando. The show was generally upbeat. We spent a lot of time with David Gray, the new copublisher of STM and the fellow in charge of ad sales....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 07:50 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Don Kirk
books arrived

I got my first look at Hatches & Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am generally pleased, but I already have a list of about 50 patterns I should have included. No doubt another 50...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Don Kirk
Flies & Fly Hatches of GSM shipping Monday

Word came in yesterday from Stackpole Books that copies of my new book, Fly Hatches & Flies of the Great Smoky Mountains arrived there from the printer. I am told they will be shipping out Monday....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Don Kirk
Barely Plausible

While I don't do it in the Smokies, many other places I fish with a sheathed knife on my belt. You don't need a Crocodile Dundee size instrument. A six to eight inch fixed blade will suffice. Chances...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Don Kirk
Horny head

Horny head it be, and not bad eating. The old timers used to go after them in the spring as much as they did trout. They fished for them when these fish "fluttered." Back in the 70s a ranger at Big...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Don Kirk
Kudos Dave

Congratulations to an old Hurricane!
dk
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-10-2014, 07:41 AM
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Views: 146
Posted By Don Kirk
Fly Fishing Fair Program Set

We have completed the program schedule for the 2015 WWW/Southern Trout Fly Fishing Fair for January 31st at the LeConte Center. It's a great line up that I will share as soon as the time slots are...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-01-2014, 11:16 AM
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Views: 153
Posted By Don Kirk
June/July Southern Trout up

It took over two years, three murders, and eating my wife's goldfish, but for the first time we got the dad gum magazine out on time. STM is re-designed, unrefined and confinded (you didn't know I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Don Kirk
Survived NC--caught fish too

We limbed back in from Cullowhee earlier this week. Nice trip. Hats of to Marvin Cash for a great show. A bit disappointed that no Little River TU or NPS folks saw fit to go over to the personally...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Don Kirk
Headed east

In the morning the ST mule train departs Alabama for Cullowhee, NC. First stop is the is Chattanooga--the Moonpie HQ. Working on a sweet deal there...

Anywho, from there it's to Pigeon Forge to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Don Kirk
tips

I first became acquainted with tipping when fishing Canada in the 1970s. I learned more about it hunting Africa in the 1980s, and got a real education in tipping when we did our television show...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Don Kirk
Thunder Valley this weekend

The troupe is headed to the Thunder Valley Fly Fishing and Wine Festival this weekend. It's the second year for that event at the speedway. It's looks like they have a pretty good vendors list. I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Don Kirk
VA Fest Fun--South River nice

We are fresh back from the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival in Waynesboro, VA. It was a great fun, and the grammons were really swarming on South River. I really like delayed harvest waters. Nice...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-30-2014, 10:49 AM
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Views: 228
Posted By Don Kirk
Southern Trout April/May ready

The April/May issue of Southern Trout is coming out on schedule. It's redesigned a bit following a few changes that date back to last September. The "Close Look" is on the Ozarks. Next month it is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Don Kirk
Sounds like Big Creek...

If fishing were as productive at Big Creek as the stream is scenic, wouldn't that be dandy. Years ago I fished there a lot. I've had a few good days there, but more poor to mediocre days than about...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By Don Kirk
Why you need flasks

I have always drank from the streams of the Smokies. One part water, one part likker. Always felt better after drinking than before drinking. Try it, it works.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Don Kirk
Making me homesick

Thanks for the post---sigh...
Missing the mountains more than usual these days. Loved the shots of Little River---like the old days before tuber infestation got so bad. Heck, I remember when you...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Don Kirk
Southern Trout named in top ten

Buttons popping here. Southern Trout Magazine was listed in the top ten ezines for fly fishing. Flattered beyond words. Check it out at
http://www.hammercreekflyfishing.com/blog.html
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Don Kirk
Winston-Salem fun

The Fly Fishing Show at Winston-Salem was a nice time--cooperative weather and as urban areas go, it is a great town to visit. We signed up a lot of new folks and meet a lot of old friends. Word on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Don Kirk
F/M Southern Trout--Off to Winston-Salem today

The Feb/Mar issue of Southern Trout is up for view (www.southerntrout.com (http://www.southerntrout.com)). It burst the seams at 206 pages. The next issue will be parred back a bit, as the tribe is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By Don Kirk
The Klan and Bucket Brigade

I grew up in the South in the 1950-60s. I recall when the Princess Theater in Morristown had a separate ticket office for “colored people.” I was in the seventh grade when the public schools were...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Don Kirk
Fly Fishing Fair thank you

The first WWW/Southern Trout Fly Fishing Fair at the LeConte Center was a big success. Special thank you to Butch, Brandon and Tom for giving us a shot at putting on a day long event. Attendance far...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Don Kirk
Photo help needed

I just got an email from Jay Nichols, editor at Stackpole Books in which he asked me for a spectacular "scenic fly fishing in the Smokie" image for use on my newest book, Flies and Fly Hatches of the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By Don Kirk
Sorry it took so long...

Laux,
Sorry it took me so long to reply to your question. The only ABC store in the town where I live burned to the ground two nights ago. This necessitated me making a 16 mile ride on my bicycle to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-10-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By Don Kirk
You are correct

Shawn,
TVA has been doing so, but for years TWRA would not touch musky stocking other than a little work done in the upper reaches of the Cumberland River. Built almost 75 years, the old hatchery in...
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