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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Troutman
Once a Marine, always a Marine. Kudos for the...

Once a Marine, always a Marine. Kudos for the quick thinking and taking action. I am sure the Parents and NPS staff were thankful also.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-07-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Troutman
Just giving you a hard time Josh. You know I...

Just giving you a hard time Josh. You know I spent many years at sea in the US Navy and never made it to the rank of Captain.
I know a guy who spent a summer in Alaska working as a fishing guide...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-06-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Troutman
That is a BIG female brown JP!

That is a BIG female brown JP!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Troutman
Nice! Did not know that Josh got his Captain...

Nice! Did not know that Josh got his Captain license or that he is a kayak fisherman. It is getting to be a popular thing now. Found the article under sokayakfishing.com
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Troutman
Yeah, I met Drew a few years ago when they first...

Yeah, I met Drew a few years ago when they first came out with the original Coosa. They were starting up the riverbassin kayak tournament trail and had one out of the BPS in Sevierville. I did not...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-25-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Troutman
I am looking at both the Old town predator MX and...

I am looking at both the Old town predator MX and the Jackson big rig. Both are 12 ft kayaks made for the river fisherman. Speed is not real important for me, but stability, turnability, ease of...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-24-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Troutman
kayak fly fishing

I have been fly fishing out of my canoes for several years now and I'm thinking about upgrading to a kayak. Went to a seminar on kayak fishing this past weekend at Cabelas in North Georgia. I want to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-23-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Troutman
Glad you were able to find a few!

Glad you were able to find a few!
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Troutman
New2fly, sign up for and take the Orvis Fly...

New2fly, sign up for and take the Orvis Fly fishing 101 class offered by LRO and Orvis Sevierville. I taught the class at Orvis Sevierville for a year and it will help you with your casting. Most of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Troutman
Love the color of the blanks on those Blue Halos....

Love the color of the blanks on those Blue Halos. Faster or slower than the Orvis? Good color combos on the streamers
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Troutman
It is not really a new technique, just adapted...

It is not really a new technique, just adapted from streamer fishing for brown trout. Most guides know that if the client can keep the fly in the strike zone longer , they will have more chances of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Troutman
That brings back some good memories for me also....

That brings back some good memories for me also. My last trip out west was in mid August to West Yellowstone. My son and I spent a day with a guide floating the Madison. I spent all day throwing a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Troutman
True, there are a lot of those 10-14" smallies in...

True, there are a lot of those 10-14" smallies in the Holston. probably the reason for high catch rates. 50+ days are common

I do have a question for some of the guides and others that may have...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-15-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Troutman
I've noticed that also. Haven't been on the...

I've noticed that also. Haven't been on the Holston yet this year, but in the past, they often seem to hit topwater thoughout the day. Do you think it is because the water is generally clearer? The...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Troutman
I'm sure you have been watching craigslist ads. ...

I'm sure you have been watching craigslist ads. Sometimes Riversports outfitters will sell off last years demos also. Somebody is always looking to sell one it seems.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Troutman
I remember when the clift road access was kept...

I remember when the clift road access was kept "hush hush". Only a few guides and some local fishermen used it. There is a local fishing forum that started really talking about it and it seemed it...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Troutman
small to med size streams, I usually downsize to...

small to med size streams, I usually downsize to a size 6 hook on average. the gamakasu B10s size 6 is a good all around size. I fish a lot of poppers on tailwaters that are a size 1 or 2 hook , but...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Troutman
18-19 ft center console Sea Arc alum boat with a...

18-19 ft center console Sea Arc alum boat with a big outboard jet. I cringe whenever I see the trailer for that boat in the parking lot. He and a couple of his buddies did the same thing last year...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Troutman
Flydoc, expect to have to deal with jet boaters....

Flydoc, expect to have to deal with jet boaters. A lot of those fishermen don't have a clue what giving another angler space means. I was out on the FB last weekend in my canoe and was drifting down...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 06-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Troutman
If a 14' boat feels tippy to you, I wouldn't go...

If a 14' boat feels tippy to you, I wouldn't go with a kayak or canoe. restore and use the v-hull or look for a mod- vhull with a 50-60" beam width.
My 14' v-hull is only tippy feeling when...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Troutman
Stop by my work if you get a chance while in...

Stop by my work if you get a chance while in town, I'll give you some flies to try out. That is a good float . I like the river to be around 165 cfs for good drifts and little dragging over shoals....
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-03-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Troutman
They dump a lot of stocker rainbows in there for...

They dump a lot of stocker rainbows in there for people to catch and eat.
Try swinging a black or green wolly bugger next time. You can usually catch them on either of those flies pretty easily.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 05-28-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Troutman
This is the butt section and I noticed the last...

This is the butt section and I noticed the last time I took the rod apart it had a string of glass fiber pulling loose. You can see in the picture a groove in the rod where the fiber peeled away. It...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 05-28-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Troutman
Sage rod ?

I have an older model Sage XP 6wt (906-4) that I bought used from a former guide. I think it was a client use rod. It has been broken and repaired twice now and I noticed that it is starting to break...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Troutman
Part 2

Memorial Day morning, My daughter and I went to the river with my canoe and a kayak. We had a good time paddling around and I caught a few fish also.
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