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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-31-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,715
Posted By Ghost
To confirm what everyone is saying, Backpacker...

To confirm what everyone is saying, Backpacker mag rates the Abram falls hiking experience as '1 of 10 most dangerous' in NP's....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-20-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ghost
Thanks, Speck-nice site. Do you or Jim know if...

Thanks, Speck-nice site. Do you or Jim know if the tapes are available 'complete' on the net? Wish someone would publish that book Jim alluded to. Ghost
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-20-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,520
Posted By Ghost
Maybe I oughta clarify that the Golite example is...

Maybe I oughta clarify that the Golite example is just that. Plenty of other alternatives in lightweight packs. I simply shop for acceptable features and quality PREFERABLY that I can get a discount...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,520
Posted By Ghost
Good question-and practical viewpoint. You're...

Good question-and practical viewpoint. You're correct of course, a 'slick' pack works fine on developed trails.

Your parameters are specific enough to make honest recommendations.

Let me say...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-19-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,520
Posted By Ghost
'Which pack' is too often asked [everywhere!]...

'Which pack' is too often asked [everywhere!] with no parameters set. It's like asking what 'reel' to get -with no line or rod weight established-much less 'water to be fished' described:-) ?! Simply...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-18-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ghost
tennswede got that right! They made brass...

tennswede got that right! They made brass kerosene stoves used by mtn. climbers and Beduin before even 'white gas' was invented:-). Coleman [which most americans think is 'old'] is a 'newby'...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By Ghost
I'm a bit put-off by the marketing hype at their...

I'm a bit put-off by the marketing hype at their site. Claims a 'PhD' in park flyfishing but only deals with dry flies?! Little streams [falls, sporadic plunge pools and/or high turbulent water-that...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By Ghost
Nantahala River report 11-21-09-just FYI.

This info. is from my son-in-law who went up to our cabin on the river[Nantahala] this past weekend. He had a friend visiting from Colorado who is a flyfishing guide there.
He asked where his bud...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-21-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By Ghost
I'm using a roll of lead wire found in the fly...

I'm using a roll of lead wire found in the fly tying section of a shop. Scissors cuts it easy. I've also thought of using silver solder [fluxless] which is always available.
Twist-ons don't seem...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-18-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ghost
Hard to beat any input foureyes might suggest! ...

Hard to beat any input foureyes might suggest!
As a personal note, I just had my 2nd eyes lens replaced [old age cataract] with a synthetic [acrylic? IIRC] and now all I need is .250 bifocals. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-18-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Ghost
Elk riverrat, check the webcams on the GSMNP site...

Elk riverrat, check the webcams on the GSMNP site for an idea as to how they're looking. [1 each, east and west]. Have a good trip regardless. Ghost
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Ghost
Know 'competition' is contentious but it's pretty...

Know 'competition' is contentious but it's pretty low key at this event [I'm guessing since flyfishing itself is pretty minimal profile at NOC-I've got more equipment than their 'shop':-)]. The...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Ghost
Nantahala One-fly/ Casting competition W/E?

Anyone going to this [10-17-18-09] event? Looks pretty interesting. The Centers boating/bikes 'gear swaps' draw a good crowd-always get some great deals [on stuff I usually don't need:-)!]. Have no...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-09-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,965
Posted By Ghost
What a great 'Uh Oh' moment:-). Is a black...

What a great 'Uh Oh' moment:-).
Is a black bear in town an 'outdoorsman urban'? Ghost
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-05-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ghost
Troutman, now THAT's slick! Those would work...

Troutman, now THAT's slick! Those would work great if moving up a stream paralled by a road especially well.
I usually just disjoint my rod near the middle and lay it on the back seat/rear cargo...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ghost
Thanks, Jeff. I shoulda searched the park site I...

Thanks, Jeff. I shoulda searched the park site I guess.
It's a problem for sure when the 'erosion control' plants become a problem themselves-like kudzu and willow. Willow will grow-in so thick...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,639
Posted By Ghost
Good to know we've got thinking adults who can...

Good to know we've got thinking adults who can make responsible decisions regarding their personal-and family safety- on the boards. Personally, '..shall not be infringed' solves any 'rule' business...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ghost
Americorps planting willow in GSMNP?

'Somewhere' over my long weekend at Nantahala I read/heard that the NPS with Americorp 'help' was planting willow on Smokies trout stream banks. Sorry I can't specify attribution-I'm big on...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By Ghost
Stocking beaver in GSMNP?

While I've seen discussion on the otters being 're-introduced' into the park, I'm curious why stocking some beaver didn't actually precede them?
Most of the otter that I've seen/watched in the wild...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-03-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,968
Posted By Ghost
John Ehle wrote a novel called 'The Road' as well...

John Ehle wrote a novel called 'The Road' as well [1966 IIRC] which is set in the Carolina mtns. Ehle is a NC writer-considered 'regional'. Oddly enough, his style has the noir aspects of Cormac....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By Ghost
Grannyknot, Amazon has used books as well. Got a...

Grannyknot, Amazon has used books as well. Got a 'like new' one of Dunn's for $9 IIRC. Dunn's book seemed excellent to me-lotta detail on family specific geneology moreso than the 'area' per se.
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-24-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By Ghost
Jim, I agree that Kephart has his 'warts'-but we...

Jim, I agree that Kephart has his 'warts'-but we all do. Historically Kephart rates pretty far down the 'hate' scale compared to guys like Andy Jackson who stabbed the Cherokees in the back [relating...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ghost
What are the 'docking' conditions like at Hazel,...

What are the 'docking' conditions like at Hazel, Forney and Eagle? With a canoe, do you just get it well-up out of the way and leave it upside down?
I've got too many canoes and kayaks to be paying...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-23-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By Ghost
'New' book by Horace Kephart of GSMNP

I agonized over where to post this?! It DOES have the most to do with the park, and the park [GSMA] seems to have even gotten it published for the anniversary. Everyone who appreciates the Smokies...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Ghost
tjw, from what I've READ, folks leave their...

tjw, from what I've READ, folks leave their watercraft beached across the lake at the creek outlet. Supposedly no problems. [Granted, it sounds like an 'act of faith' in todays world. I'm not taking...
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