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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-26-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Art Vandalay
Having fished with Hugh several times, I can tell...

Having fished with Hugh several times, I can tell you any trip with him will be great. That being said, you will always catch more fish nymphing and he's about the best teacher I know.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-23-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Art Vandalay
I agree Hugh is the best on the TN side, but...

I agree Hugh is the best on the TN side, but Steve Claxton would be my choice for the NC side.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-09-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By Art Vandalay
I would throw the usual suspects, with a few...

I would throw the usual suspects, with a few considerations.

1) Make sure there are browns in the stream you are fishing

2) Target brown holding spots

3) Fish very early or very late
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-31-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Art Vandalay
Road Prong

Could anyone help me with a few questions:

1) How far from 441 do you need to hike to get into good fishing?

2) How steep is the grade and how long will it take?

Any help is appreciated...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-21-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Art Vandalay
I am guilty of fishing dark line myself. Though,...

I am guilty of fishing dark line myself. Though, as I get older and spend more time on the water, I honestly believe that presentation is more important than something like line color. A fish isn't...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-18-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Art Vandalay
1) Large browns feed at night and are too smart...

1) Large browns feed at night and are too smart for me. I always catch a higher rate of rainbows to browns, even on brown trout water.

2)User error...I have the same problem myself on just about...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-14-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,601
Posted By Art Vandalay
In Bryson City you can hit Deep, Noland and...

In Bryson City you can hit Deep, Noland and Forney creek. If you drive a bit you've got Bradley and Straight fork in Cherokee. There's the new trophy section of Raven in Cherokee as well.
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Art Vandalay
Bmc, For most streams up there I fish one...

Bmc,

For most streams up there I fish one of three ways:

1) Single dry only

2) Bushy dry, like a stimulator, parachute adams or wulff, with a dropper

3) Weighted tandem nymph rig,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Art Vandalay
I'll expound on the black caddis. I think it's as...

I'll expound on the black caddis. I think it's as good of fly as the #14 Parachute Adams which "imo" is the single best "dry" fly in the park......only cause the blackbird is a wet. I have a guide...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-08-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Art Vandalay
I would ALWAYS have tan caddis and black caddis...

I would ALWAYS have tan caddis and black caddis on hand in #18.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-30-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Art Vandalay
Thanks Pineman, As always with the big...

Thanks Pineman,

As always with the big ones, I happened to be in the right place at the the right time.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-29-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Art Vandalay
This is one of the largest fish I have caught in...

This is one of the largest fish I have caught in the park, landed in the Abrams creek campground in October several years ago. I broke one off that dwarfed this one in the same...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Art Vandalay
If you like fishing pellet pigs, they are the...

If you like fishing pellet pigs, they are the best destination in the southeast. A buddy of mine guides there, ask for John Rice.

Mr. Vandalay
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-09-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Art Vandalay
Maybe hit up Straight Fork as well. Mr....

Maybe hit up Straight Fork as well.

Mr. Vandalay
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By Art Vandalay
I would contact Steve Claxton, he knows that area...

I would contact Steve Claxton, he knows that area better than anyone.

Mr. Vandalay
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-28-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Art Vandalay
Plunker, I fish Dukes 2-5 days a month and...

Plunker,

I fish Dukes 2-5 days a month and it's just not practicle to fish with a 3wt. The fish are far to big and a 3wt is going to stress the big guys if you don't have experience on that...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-25-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Art Vandalay
The Lodge ya'll are talking about in northeast GA...

The Lodge ya'll are talking about in northeast GA is probably Brigadoon. It's where overweight golfers go to spend $5-700 a day to catch pet fish and brag to there friends about it afterwards. There...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-02-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Art Vandalay
Deep Creek

I've fished Deep Creek three times in the last month and I'm not going back for a while. It looks and fishes better as you move on up higher, but the water is just to low.

Every stream in the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-21-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Art Vandalay
NC Side

I've fished the NC side a total of three days in the last two weeks. I would reccommend Deep creek or Bradley fork. The water level is up from it's low and the water has cooled down a good bit. The...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-17-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By Art Vandalay
There is a manufacturer called Stearns that makes...

There is a manufacturer called Stearns that makes breathable stockingfoot waders in Camo. I have been debating about buying a pair myself, just not sure who carries em.

Mr. Vandalay
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-16-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Art Vandalay
Deep Creek 9-15

I fished Deep Creek yesterday with the same results. I threw everything I had in the box and landed one. I've been beating myself up about it until I read your post. We'll get em next time.
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Art Vandalay
Once you enter the park form Cherokee, the...

Once you enter the park form Cherokee, the Smokemont campground is on your right after a few miles. You can stop at the entrace to get a trail map, or got to (nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm) and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-11-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Art Vandalay
Lisa, Bradley fork runs into the Smokemont...

Lisa,

Bradley fork runs into the Smokemont campground. Just keep driving to the trail head and day use parking. It's a pretty easy trail to follow.

Flyman,

I fished Bradley, not Raven...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-10-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Art Vandalay
Unless you're fishing with PBR and worms I would...

Unless you're fishing with PBR and worms I would stay away from the Nantahala. I fished all three streams you mentioned last week and Bradley fork would be my top choice with Deep creek as my...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-11-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Art Vandalay
I know this is probably not the answer you are...

I know this is probably not the answer you are looking for, but I would forget a strike indicator alltogether. Since you are new to flyfishing, why not learn without an indicator since it's a bad...
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