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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By softhackle
First Fish of 2015

It's a tradition for me to hit the SE Wisconsin spring ponds the day after New Years. Since I haven't felt a bend on the end of my fly rod since the end of October I was pretty excited about this...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-04-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By softhackle
I'm sure the hot spot explains much of the...

I'm sure the hot spot explains much of the success of the pink squirrel.
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-03-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By softhackle
I like using Angel Hair.

I like using Angel Hair.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-03-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By softhackle
Nice trip report. When the weather keeps you in...

Nice trip report. When the weather keeps you in you really appreciate these chances to get outside.
I was able to get out yesterday and was able to catch a few brookies out of my favorite spring...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-03-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By softhackle
Don't have any advice about fishing the Telllico....

Don't have any advice about fishing the Telllico. But, I was out on January 2nd and fished my favorite Wisconsin spring pond (season opens on Jan. 1st) and caught some small brook trout.
Good to see...
Forum: Salmon and Steelhead 12-26-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By softhackle
Nice fish.

Nice fish.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By softhackle
I really envy you guys with open water trout...

I really envy you guys with open water trout streams that you can fish this time of year. These reports keep me going this time of year. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By softhackle
Nice to see that you were able to get out in...

Nice to see that you were able to get out in December. 9 or 10 fish is a great day for December.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By softhackle
That reminds me of fishing in Iowa. I remember...

That reminds me of fishing in Iowa. I remember fishing a creek in there and a Iowa DNR technician would show up with several 5 gallon buckets of stocker rainbows. He would pour them in the pool and...
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By softhackle
You made a good choice. I've found buying the 100...

You made a good choice. I've found buying the 100 packs to be more cost effective than buying a saddle or a cape. Plust the quality of the feathers are just as good as those found on the saddles.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,686
Posted By softhackle
Well that was certainly different fishing with a...

Well that was certainly different fishing with a practicaster. How did you like fishing with it? Those are some nice rainbows for such tiny water.
It's all frozen up here and are streams are closed...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By softhackle
Wow that is one pretty rainbow. To be honest I'm...

Wow that is one pretty rainbow. To be honest I'm not really familiar with the concept of "delayed harvest". I'm guessing that trout are stocked during a certain time of year and then you wait a few...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By softhackle
Sounds like a nice outing. Some of my best times...

Sounds like a nice outing. Some of my best times have been on solitary hikes into the woods. Looking at the corn on the stone reminds me of bait fishers going after carp or stocker rainbows.
The...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-26-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By softhackle
Thanks for the recipe, it looks almost exactly...

Thanks for the recipe, it looks almost exactly like the one I tie. That's nice looking ps. I usually fish size 12s but, for small streams the 14s and 16s would be great choice.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-24-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By softhackle
The pink squirrel is probably the most popular...

The pink squirrel is probably the most popular subsurface prospecting fly in Wisconsin. It was originally developed by John Bethke from Viroqua, WI. Some seem to think it resembles a pregnant scud...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By softhackle
Love the pink squirrel, it's my favorite...

Love the pink squirrel, it's my favorite prospecting fly. Glad to see that it was getting you a few fish in the Smokies.
Any opportunity to slip out and do some fishing just does your soul some...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By softhackle
Very healthy looking rainbows. Fall is really a...

Very healthy looking rainbows. Fall is really a pretty time to be in the park.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-14-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By softhackle
Thanks for the reminder. Up here (Wisconsin,...

Thanks for the reminder. Up here (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa) the season closes in October in Minnesota and Wisconsin to protect the spawning brown and brook trout.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-14-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By softhackle
Love the crimson on the gill plate of the...

Love the crimson on the gill plate of the rainbow. It must have been a thrill to catch your first wild brookies. Of course you know that this will be an addiction and you'll have to be getting out...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-17-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By softhackle
Those are some beautiful browns. Great photos

Those are some beautiful browns. Great photos
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-17-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By softhackle
There are some holdovers and once they've been in...

There are some holdovers and once they've been in the wild for a while they do color up. Like this one i caught last spring....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By softhackle
Great story. Trout season as ended on my home...

Great story. Trout season as ended on my home waters in Wisconsin so it's nice to be able to fish vicariously through your stories.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By softhackle
Beautiful fall scenery. The colors on those...

Beautiful fall scenery. The colors on those rainbows is beautiful too. Up here the rainbows don't do so well. All the wild trout I fish for are either brown or brook trout. The rainbows are just...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By softhackle
THanks for sharing. That had to be a great...

THanks for sharing. That had to be a great initiation to fly fishing for smallmouth bass. BTW I was in Wisconsin today for the second to last day of trout season and I saw two wild turkeys. blue...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By softhackle
Nice report. I'm surprised that there are so many...

Nice report. I'm surprised that there are so many hatches going on. The only fall hatch that I am aware are the tiny BWOs.
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