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Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-13-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Joe Congleton
Here is a suggestion that may surprise some. The...

Here is a suggestion that may surprise some. The Cocoons brown glasses (sold at LRO -where I bought mine) are the best inexpensive (-$50?) glasses I have found. Wont be stylish with that flat brim...
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-12-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Joe Congleton
thanks for some good ideas

thanks for some good ideas
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-11-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Joe Congleton
resurrecting damaged hackle capes?

Some bug , mite, or mouse damaged capes have come in to my possession. Quality of the feathers is outstanding , as these were highest quality necks that were originally acquired maybe 20 years ago. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-29-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Joe Congleton
The TVA water quality people have been made aware...

The TVA water quality people have been made aware of the concerns.

I think the twelve hours of no flows that we experienced last summer, with resulting loss of a significant portion of bankside...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-28-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Joe Congleton
More boats and other floating devices than flies...

More boats and other floating devices than flies on most one generator days and weakest hatches in years IMO, and I have fished there a good bit. Wade a good bit of the river regularly and have...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By Joe Congleton
Fwiw my observations are generally more about the...

Fwiw my observations are generally more about the middle sections to Clinton. l think the higher flows do cut/push/float a lot of sediment in that part of the river;in those sections the beavers...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Joe Congleton
World record ?? fly Muskie released

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.startribune.com_possible-2Dworld-2Drecord-2Dmuskie-2Dcaught-2Don-2Dmille-2Dlacs_346231112_&d=CwIFAg&c=jxhwBfk-KSV6FFIot0PGng&r=OaWwN6Riv9ndXd1Go...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Joe Congleton
DAN says --"Twenty years ago, I'm sure you could...

DAN says --"Twenty years ago, I'm sure you could go up there this time of year without seeing a soul and get multiple shots at 20+ inch fish, if that's what you wanted to do. "

Not really. Twenty...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,170
Posted By Joe Congleton
Norris has a vented turbine in the generating...

Norris has a vented turbine in the generating unit in the dam. It also re-oygenation tubing in the weir. It also has liquid oxygen tank and diffusers to inject O in the lake above dam in critical...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,170
Posted By Joe Congleton
Historically the lowest D OXYGEN in tailwaters...

Historically the lowest D OXYGEN in tailwaters locally is in period September through very late fall. When the turnover in the lakes occurs and the oxygen depleted strata of water hits the release...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By Joe Congleton
Found cell phone in clinch

If You want it back for insurance etc let me know. Iphone. HADNT been there long from looks of it. Would not turn on.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-07-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Joe Congleton
nice fish and beautiful pictures. I outlined a...

nice fish and beautiful pictures. I outlined a trip in Yellowstone N P for a friend a month or so ago. It included the places you described along with a few others. He didn't fare as well as you...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By Joe Congleton
[QUOTE=flyman01;116821]Rocky, '''' On the...

[QUOTE=flyman01;116821]Rocky,

'''' On the other hand, TVA is doing somethings well with the Hiwassee and is showing positive results in my opinion. The autoventing turbines being used to...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,304
Posted By Joe Congleton
Smile Fishing is better in Tennessee. That's why the NC...

Fishing is better in Tennessee. That's why the NC guides have made a living here. :smile:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,889
Posted By Joe Congleton
If you fish our mountain streams heavily in late...

If you fish our mountain streams heavily in late summer sooner or later one or more of the winged stingers will have its way with you. I got my worst episode one august inching my way along a six...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 08-05-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Joe Congleton
Running 0ver 20,000 cfs pretty much round the...

Running 0ver 20,000 cfs pretty much round the clock for several weeks. Most would not even consider it as fishable at those levels. I certainly would not. I suspect that kind of discharge may...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-31-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Joe Congleton
BIG Sur- Possibly best post ever on this...

BIG Sur-

Possibly best post ever on this board. Your talent at humor is acknowledged. Deadly accurate as well on facts of the process. The oral history now is only in the heads of a few of the...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-31-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Joe Congleton
Paddler-I heard the Elkmont airfield story from...

Paddler-I heard the Elkmont airfield story from Elkmont community folks before I read Vic Weals account.

Tellico fish probably took as much of a beating from mountain boys poaching as they did...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-31-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By Joe Congleton
Banded water snakes as a species have taken a...

Banded water snakes as a species have taken a real beating due to mistaken identity a la copperheads. Particularly in lower elevation streams in southern mountains and in tailwaters.
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-30-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Joe Congleton
Smile Granny-no . A somewhat casual angler but in right...

Granny-no . A somewhat casual angler but in right place in right time as the rain ended and the water rose…

Another note--some earlier comments mentioned better shade and tree cover in by gone...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Joe Congleton
Smile no Jim Giffen. A somewhat casual angler but in...

no Jim Giffen. A somewhat casual angler but in right place in right time as the rain ended and the water rose...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-30-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Joe Congleton
i suspect there are several veteran GSMNP ...

i suspect there are several veteran GSMNP fishers on here who have caught 12 inch brookies in the Park. One stream had a good number of large brookies, including some fish that size , within the...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 07-14-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Joe Congleton
You had a real outing. That really is a fine...

You had a real outing. That really is a fine picture of John T. Best l've seen in a long time. Nobody can wear a pair of waders like John. Sometimes he thinks he looks so good in them that he...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-12-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Joe Congleton
The zero temperatures of last two winters have...

The zero temperatures of last two winters have greatly negated spreads of the Adelgids. More effective than the spraying of trees used by NPS and private forestors. Long term the shade factor on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Joe Congleton
Google "woolly adelgid" Epidemic...

Google "woolly adelgid"

Epidemic invasive
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