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Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks, Grumpy. Based on pictures I've seen in...

Thanks, Grumpy. Based on pictures I've seen in catalogues and on-line it looked like 2" or so should work, but I haven't been able to find any actual dimensions listed anywhere. And I will...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-11-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Stana Claus
If the cost of the flouro is the main negative...

If the cost of the flouro is the main negative factor look at some of the larger spools available at places like Walmart. You can get a 100-yard spool (300 feet) for under $10 depending on brand. ...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Stana Claus
Question about rods w/fighting butt

I'm building a rod carrier to be mounted on the ladder rack of my pickup truck for transporting two fully rigged rods. It will essentially be two 10' sections of PVC pipe side by side with caps on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,360
Posted By Stana Claus
I'm planning to go, but won't be able to until...

I'm planning to go, but won't be able to until Sunday. But I do plan to stay for a good while when I finally get there.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,360
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for posting the schedule, Byron. That...

Thanks for posting the schedule, Byron. That will be a big help for planning my weekend next week.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,360
Posted By Stana Claus
Schedule?

Has anyone done up a schedule on who's tying when? I can't make it both days and there are a few folks I would like to be sure and catch while they're there if at all possible. Thanks.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By Stana Claus
Leapfrog fishing

In one of the stories in John Gierach's No Shortage of Good Days he talks about fishing the Tellico River area with our own Walter Babb and Walter's brother Jim. He mentions a technique that Walter...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stana Claus
I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year...

I bought a pair of Korkers Redsides about a year and half ago for a trip I was making to Missouri where felt soles are banned. I used the rubber soles on that trip then switched back to felt when I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Stana Claus
Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty...

Yeah, those little Warpaint shiners can be pretty aggressive. I caught quite a few of them when I first started fishing because I could see them attacking my fly and thought, "Oh boy, a fish!" So...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Stana Claus
Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail...

Thanks for posting that. I caught the very tail end of that segment when it aired last week, and said, "Hey look, that's Walter Babb! And I know where he's fishing, too!" Glad I got to see the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Stana Claus
My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO...

My go-to mountain stream rod is a 7'9" TFO Finesse in a 3WT throwing a DT4F line. The fly I fish more often than anything else when I'm in the mountains would be a #14 Irresistible Wulff. Of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Stana Claus
See, that's the rub. If you just count the...

See, that's the rub. If you just count the materials used for one particular fly, the cost is minimal. But when you add up the total investment, you get a much different picture.

When I first...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Stana Claus
Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt...

Nothing wrong with your personality, I just felt badly about you having to double back to see if I'd had a heart attack or stroke every so often instead of concentrating of giving those brookies a...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Stana Claus
OK, so I guess the Guide isn't actually a Royalex...

OK, so I guess the Guide isn't actually a Royalex boat (it's triple layer polyethylene), but I'm still glad I got off the fence and made a purchase decision. And I still need to figure out what size...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Stana Claus
Double bladed paddle length for solo canoe?

Learning of the pending demise of the trusty old Royalex canoe (posted here (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17404)) helped me get off the fence and go ahead with the purchase...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By Stana Claus
Thumbs down Royalex Canoes Going, going, gone?

For the last 6 months or so Ive been arguing with myself over whether an inflatable pontoon or solo canoe would be more suitable for float fishing the local rivers for smallies and such. Anyway,...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Stana Claus
I have it on good authority that the cause of...

I have it on good authority that the cause of hair turning gray is that the hair follicles finally tunnel down through the skull and start leeching out brain cells (also known as "gray matter"). ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By Stana Claus
There are some, but sampling numbers for the...

There are some, but sampling numbers for the Young of Year (YOY) for the last two years has been low. Matt attributed that to the timing of the floods in December and January. High water events at...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By Stana Claus
The "no impact" thing is on established...

The "no impact" thing is on established populations. They're still trying to re-establish the native brook trout population to a sustainable level before opening it back up to fishing. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By Stana Claus
FWIW, Josh was at the LRCTU meeting last night...

FWIW, Josh was at the LRCTU meeting last night and was still talking about that brown! Pretty cool!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,734
Posted By Stana Claus
HFF - The rig 2wt is talking about is a double...

HFF - The rig 2wt is talking about is a double nymph rig with a large stone fly as the lead fly and a smaller nymph trailing. The lead shot is usually attached ahead of the lead fly to get the whole...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By Stana Claus
Boy, it's kind of a slap in the face when the...

Boy, it's kind of a slap in the face when the shoe gets put on the other foot, isn't it? (And how's that for a mixed metaphor?) It hurts my heart to have our beloved brookies called an "invasive...
Forum: Troutfest 09-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By Stana Claus
I believe there were also some issues with...

I believe there were also some issues with scheduling conflicts with other events and or venues, but don't quote me on that.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-31-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Stana Claus
I tend to go barbless or de-barbed for the...

I tend to go barbless or de-barbed for the reasons listed above. I usually mash the barb before I put the hook in the vise when I'm tying, so if I buy flies from a shop or get some via a swap, I'll...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-19-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By Stana Claus
You could also give Ian Rutter...

You could also give Ian Rutter (RandRFlyfishing.com) a call. He and his wife Charity (she guides, too) live in Townsend and have written a few top-notch guide books and made some excellent videos. ...
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