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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-30-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Drifter
DV....glad you started this thread over here. I...

DV....glad you started this thread over here. I love to fish in the Park (GSMNP) and want to try Euro-nymphing there as well. I've got a lot of advice from some knowledgeable folks but there is a...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-21-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By Drifter
If you don't report it....someone else may be a...

If you don't report it....someone else may be a victim and not so lucky. I'd suggest calling animal control and file a report. If they do their job....they will do a site visit and follow up with the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By Drifter
Good luck if you are trying to get a backcountry...

Good luck if you are trying to get a backcountry permit:

Backcountry Camping Reservations:
The online backcountry reservation system is unavailable due to the shutdown, so backcountry...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By Drifter
http://www.pbase.com/stevekeeble/image/129663808.j...

http://www.pbase.com/stevekeeble/image/129663808.jpgGot to love those October brookies!

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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Drifter
Adam, I agree with your thoughts. What is so...

Adam,

I agree with your thoughts. What is so disturbing is the closure of things like "pullouts" along 441. That is crazy....and I see no reason why we could not hike on a hiking trail. I never...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Drifter
Okay...after much searching....found this on the...

Okay...after much searching....found this on the Backcountry Reservation site:

https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/

Backcountry Permit System

Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
October 1,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-01-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Drifter
Not to challenge the veracity of your info....but...

Not to challenge the veracity of your info....but has anyone seen anything official? The GSMNP website doesn't have anything regarding the closure. Specifically....they need to answer these...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-21-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Drifter
I was there Friday evening and Saturday mid-day....

I was there Friday evening and Saturday mid-day. I also was a little disappointed at the turnout. I thought a rainy Saturday would cause the attendance to go up.

Not to be a complainer....but...
Forum: In The Backcountry 03-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By Drifter
Post Hazel Creek - 03/15 thru 17 Report

I couldn't resist the great weather so I headed to Hazel Creek for the weekend. Motored over from the marina on Friday morning and returned Sunday afternoon. The weather was fantastic. Lots of insect...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-27-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Drifter
My favorite Hemmingway short story. I swear it...

My favorite Hemmingway short story. I swear it sounds like somewhere near Gardner, MT. He talks about arriving on the train. Sounds just like the place.
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Drifter
Yes Joe....that's me. I looked for you...

Yes Joe....that's me.

I looked for you Saturday but only saw two guys that came over on kayaks.

Three things of note.....

I saw the biggest black bear that I have ever seen in the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-19-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By Drifter
I've left mine there on several occasions and...

I've left mine there on several occasions and never had a problem. Of course I've probably just jinxed myself.
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-19-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Drifter
Joe, If #86 is Proctor, its not exactly "on...

Joe,

If #86 is Proctor, its not exactly "on the lake". I'd guess maybe a half mile up the trail at the most. It would be a great place for family camping. Plenty to see and do. There are a couple...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Drifter
Shouldn't it be a cute "tale" or was it a...

Shouldn't it be a cute "tale" or was it a Freudian slip? :)

Don....I have an old bamboo flyrod I bought on the used market about 20 years ago. The inscription on the rod states:

Custom Built...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By Drifter
She's got some scars....but it gives it character...

She's got some scars....but it gives it character :)
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By Drifter
Smokeymt4runner, Lots of misinformation...

Smokeymt4runner,

Lots of misinformation here regarding wooden driftboats. I built one from a Tatman kit 14 years ago. It still has the original paint and varnish. The biggest misconception is a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-18-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Drifter
Interesting Don. Thanks for sharing. Where...

Interesting Don. Thanks for sharing.

Where on the WCU campus are the Kephart artifacts housed? I'd love to stop by and take a look.
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-25-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,051
Posted By Drifter
Glad we could provide a laugh. :biggrin: ...

Glad we could provide a laugh.
:biggrin:


Folks have been pimpin' guidebooks and maps about the Park for years....no problem with that...still requires more effort than the 'net. At least you...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-25-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,063
Posted By Drifter
First brookie streams.......now this. I can't...

First brookie streams.......now this. I can't believe you guys are posting the names of the best restaurants on the Interwebs. Whatever happened to the old tried-and-true method of eating at...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,051
Posted By Drifter
Hey Jeff.....good to hear from you. I hope all is...

Hey Jeff.....good to hear from you. I hope all is well.

Back on topic.....

The irony of this whole subject... Five (5) years from now the "newer" folks that benefited from the hotspotting of...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-22-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,051
Posted By Drifter
Ben, I believe the results of the brookie...

Ben,

I believe the results of the brookie rehab project can be found online...I seem to remember seeing the report on a government website...but for the life of me I can't remember where. Perhaps...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-22-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,315
Posted By Drifter
Jim, I had this same discussion with my FBI...

Jim,

I had this same discussion with my FBI contacts. I tried to tell them that they were alienating the local populus by tromping through their pastures, and farmland without first asking for...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-22-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,315
Posted By Drifter
Survival and Eric Rudolph

With due respect to the previous poster....I did not want to hijack the other "survival" thread. The below listed link is an excellent article from 2006 - Creative Loafing Atlanta. For those of you...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-22-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Drifter
I camped at Sawdust this past Spring because the...

I camped at Sawdust this past Spring because the rangers advised Sugar Fork and BV were closed. I fished up to Sugar Fork one morning only to find a guy on horseback that had a nice campsite set up...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-22-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,051
Posted By Drifter
I'm an infrequent poster here but fish the Park...

I'm an infrequent poster here but fish the Park alot. I typically backpack to many of the streams you've mentioned.....for one reason.....solitude.

This topic always creates tension.

With...
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