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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-13-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Elevation and Fish

No snakes the last trip, but a bear bigger than Bill Clinton's mama.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Elevation and Fish

No fish above 2500 or few fish? *

Also, just as a guage. *I have always gauged elevation by vegetation. *I had a friendly park ranger give me a tip one day, but I might run it by you guys....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-12-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: TN trout vs. AR trout

Looks like Arkansas Trout have the edge at least for the next year. Although I am still partial to Tn trout, and proudly reinstate my Vol trout allegiance. Go Vols beat Vandi and KY.

As for KY I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-08-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: TN trout vs. AR trout

Who said anything about harsh.....taht is what makes it fun. Looks liek a big hatch is on for Sat.
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-06-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Tying Background

The main thing with light is that it works for you. *I used to use just natural light and a table lamp. *Then I moved to one of those hobby lamps on a clamp and moveable arm. *It is nice because I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-06-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: TN trout vs. AR trout

I have had several GSMNP trout at the end of my line. They are fiesty little guys.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: TN trout vs. AR trout

I will gladly reimpose my full support of Vol Trout on Nov 12th.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: arakansas report

Glad you had a good trip. Try the Buffalo in the spring for a bit better fishing. A few small mouth cooked up ona gravel bar with some corn bread around the fire for dinner is good eats. Better than...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-03-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By arkansastraveler
TN trout vs. AR trout

Ok........slightly unrelated to the fishing board.....may be taboo, but sounds fun.

My family all came from east TN and western NC, so I have always kind of been a Vol fan. Not to mention the...
Forum: General Fly Tying 11-03-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Tying Background

I built a fly tying table for myself. Has a nice mounting hole for my vise, and a little trash bin so I don't miss when i wbrush them off the edge. I made the choice on background, and got two...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Fly Fish Vocab

Forget about the vocabulary. Hatch is a fancy term for baby bugs goin through puberty. Fish like bugs. Your job is to figure out which bugs the fish like today. Doesn't matter whether there is a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-27-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,754
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Hike in fishing

LED Flashlight, pencil flashlight, those are all great, but I have had them fail me when i needed them most. A little too much corrosion from being in fishing gear too long, batteries weak. I used to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-26-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Preference of Leader to Flyline connection

I use these too, with a bit of zap-a-gap. I like a 7 1/2 foot and 9 foot braided leader (also from orvis). They have a nice little loop on the end that makes it real handy for putting whatever size...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-19-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Arkansas

On your fly rod that is.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-19-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Arkansas

A carolina rig works great on a little ultra light. Rooster tails, all of the standard fair. Try a carolina rig with a zonker strip leech. all the plastic worm colors apply. the old muddler minnow...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-18-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Arkansas

The Buffalo is a slow float this time of year. We had a nice rain Sunday and Monday, but that will clear by the time you get there. Class I rapids (if your real technical about it). Nothing that...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-18-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,248
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Fishpond Shooting Star

Ok, finally got my hands on a couple of Fishpond chest packs to look at. Have seen the vest, luggage etc before, but never the chest packs.

Looks like it is between the Blue River, chest/lumbar...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-16-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,248
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Fishpond Shooting Star

As far as cost goes, my father-in-law helped my wife purchase a nice fishing vest for my birthday when we first got married. It cost in excess of $120. That was 15 years ago, and the thing is still a...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Arkansas

Well my post was a day late and a dollar short, but you figured it out. Sounds like you had a great trip to my place. I am proud of it, and hope you will be back. I was sorry to hear that they are...
Forum: New Members Board 10-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Hello from Arkansas

Thanks for the welcome. I am looking forward to learning from you guys.

I have fly fished the White below Bull Shoals a lot, and float fished it around Mountain View. Unfortunaltely the Norfork...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-06-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Arkansas

San Jaun on Dry run at the Norfork is king. I wish i was 16 :) .

October through January is great aroun here you need to come on. Ozark Angler has a great shop and a great fishing report. I have...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-06-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By arkansastraveler
Re: Don't Ask, Don't Tell????

In response to lauxier, and his 17 million visitors. I am sure fishing pressure will increase, but most of those visitors will be drive by and say the roughed it and saw a bear folks. You know I was...
Forum: New Members Board 10-06-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By arkansastraveler
Hello from Arkansas

I great big hello to all of you on the board.

I am from just southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas. I have flyfished (of sorts) since I was about 8 for smallmouth, and have the privilege of living...
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