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Forum: In The Backcountry 06-26-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By mtnman2888
Jim is right just be prepared for some of the...

Jim is right just be prepared for some of the most rugged areas in the park. Don't go alone and make sure and take your time and be careful, you would hate to break an ankle back there. (By the way,...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By mtnman2888
Agreed with MBB, the loose rocks really pose a...

Agreed with MBB, the loose rocks really pose a bigger problem than the steep incline. While the trail can be tough, especially if it's hot and humid, it can be done without much of a problem if you...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-18-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By mtnman2888
Matt, Definitely keep me in mind next time...

Matt,

Definitely keep me in mind next time you go. I will be busy for the next couple weeks but i would like to get together maybe sometime in mid to late july.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-15-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By mtnman2888
Matt i thought you were gonna call me next time...

Matt i thought you were gonna call me next time you went? Hope things are going well and still need to meet up and go fishing again. We have unfinished business on a certain stream in that area.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-10-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By mtnman2888
I highly doubt the park service stocked the...

I highly doubt the park service stocked the northern strain as they are adamant about the fact of restoring the southern appalachian brook trout. Mixing in the northern strain with the southern...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-09-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By mtnman2888
About the "out compete" part, i have heard from...

About the "out compete" part, i have heard from several biologists that rainbows and browns will eat into brook trout territory because they are more aggressive with eating. Don't know if this is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-09-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By mtnman2888
I would say the reason is to ensure that there is...

I would say the reason is to ensure that there is no chance the rainbows will start taking back over and diminish the brook trout population. While i would agree that a few rainbows probably wouldn't...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-08-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By mtnman2888
That is interesting indeed as that definitely...

That is interesting indeed as that definitely does not look like the souther appalachian strain. If you don't mind, i would like to borrow that picture and i will get us a scientific answer hopefully...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-08-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By mtnman2888
A lot of people say that the fish tend to feed...

A lot of people say that the fish tend to feed more at night since there is more light, however i can't say i've ever heard of a scientific explanation for this. But hey, who needs science?
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-07-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By mtnman2888
Especially if it rains or if the wind is high,...

Especially if it rains or if the wind is high, that is when large amounts of them get in the water. There is a good article about it at www.flyfishingsmokymountains.com. Look at the articles for the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By mtnman2888
I would stick to terrestrials myself as most of...

I would stick to terrestrials myself as most of the major hatches will be over by that point. The fish probably won't be too picky, however, so an old faithful attractor pattern will most likely work...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By mtnman2888
Yeah i used to have that but unfortunately life...

Yeah i used to have that but unfortunately life got in the way. Between a 50+ hour a week job, university classes full time, and family life i don't really have time to do a full blown site like...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-31-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By mtnman2888
I assume you are talking about tremont when you...

I assume you are talking about tremont when you mention the ranger station. Was up there this past week and did well on a golden stonefly nymph. I decided to go with that instead of a dry because the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-22-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By mtnman2888
Not personally knowing Mr. Doyle, I would...

Not personally knowing Mr. Doyle, I would recommend Mr. Hugh Hartsell. Hugh is an excellent angler and can really help you learn some things that WILL help you catch more fish. Not to mention he is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By mtnman2888
See i actually put the most flattering picture of...

See i actually put the most flattering picture of me doing that up. There are several more that i would be ashamed to show. Not wanting to risk it too much a week before the wedding i decided to take...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-21-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By mtnman2888
One last chance to get away......

So with marriage looming (now only 2 days away), my uncle and I struck out to the smokies to get some long over due fishing time together in. After the always too long drive to get to the NC side, we...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-19-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By mtnman2888
I'm like you, this is very interesting coming...

I'm like you, this is very interesting coming from the current political landscape. I think the fact that it is in with the other piece of legislation is giving this issue legs as i don't see this...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-19-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By mtnman2888
Looks like guns will be allowed in national parks

According to an article i saw, it looks like a new law will be passed that will allow guns in national parks.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30832809

Interestingly enough, it seems that this law...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By mtnman2888
The river is fairly good size and the only place...

The river is fairly good size and the only place the trail crosses the river is at 47. You should be able to do a search and come up with some information, I know there have been several things on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,982
Posted By mtnman2888
See i have illustrator but i am nowhere near that...

See i have illustrator but i am nowhere near that good with it to recreate a map. You definitely have an extremely nice piece you are working on.

Like i said earlier, the zoomed up shot of how the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-14-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,982
Posted By mtnman2888
That is impressive. Once finished, that will be...

That is impressive. Once finished, that will be one heck of a detailed map. The up close view of the topo lines will prove to be especially useful. I think you are doing a fantastic job.

What...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-12-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,320
Posted By mtnman2888
You won't regret it. I have never heard of any...

You won't regret it. I have never heard of any complaints about any of Big Agnes' products and the time i spoke to them they were more than helpful and seemed extremely friendly.

Now you just...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By mtnman2888
Yeah we didn't end up going that route because it...

Yeah we didn't end up going that route because it was raining and it was just a little too risky that trip to be down in there with no trail access. I would hate to have to spend a night on the bank...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-10-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By mtnman2888
Campsite 61 May 1

Ok so i'm a little late but finally getting a report up. We had planned a trip for early may before the wedding to get out and do some good fishing and the first weekend in may was our only option....
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-09-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,320
Posted By mtnman2888
I have a big agnes seedhouse sl3 and love it. It...

I have a big agnes seedhouse sl3 and love it. It offers plenty of ventilation and has weathered a few heavy storms with no problems at all. I definitely love mine and wouldn't hesitate to buy another...
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