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Forum: General Fly Tying 09-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Backtrax
Golden Olive Biot Midge

I decided to spend some time at the vise while waiting on the rain to stop this morning.

# 16 Golden Olive Biot Midge
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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Backtrax
Woodpecker

Woodpecker
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks Ducky, I will give your suggestions a...

Thanks Ducky,

I will give your suggestions a try when I tie up my next batch. Crowding the hook eye is something I have to always watch.
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Backtrax
Or is it Vise time..

Some times the wife thinks it is a Vice

Never Sink # 16

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Forum: General Fly Tying 07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Backtrax
Vice Time

Blackberry Midge #18

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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Backtrax
Waterwolf, I lost a good pair of Redwing...

Waterwolf,

I lost a good pair of Redwing boots to the Worley Mine a few years ago. I was stepping across a small stream with mine drainage, slipped on a rock and my boot went in ankle deep. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Backtrax
Joe, The biggest problem with acid mine...

Joe,

The biggest problem with acid mine drainage in the Big South Fork is just across the state line in McCreary County KY. These mines have been abandoned for 50 years or more and pre-date much...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Backtrax
Shawn, WBIR did not include all the...

Shawn,

WBIR did not include all the information in their news blurb.

These meetings are a part of the process in developing and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to mitigate acid mine...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Backtrax
Joe Fred, If you end up at Pickett SP you...

Joe Fred,

If you end up at Pickett SP you are also close to the Big South Fork & Clear Fork Rivers, both are good warm water streams.

Give me a shout if you end up staying at Pickett and want...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Backtrax
Many of the old timers used to use carpet glued...

Many of the old timers used to use carpet glued to an old pair of smooth soled work boots or an old pair of tennis shoes. A piece of that green/indoor out door carpet seemed to work best. The...
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Backtrax
Check out this link. it is a great review of all...

Check out this link. it is a great review of all types of vises. It is a few years old so prices most likely will have changed.
...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Backtrax
Pickett State Park NE of Jamestown may be a good...

Pickett State Park NE of Jamestown may be a good choice.

They have a 12 acre lake that is stocked with trout and have boats for rent.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Backtrax
You do not have to go up very far. I saw one on...

You do not have to go up very far. I saw one on Monday aroud 7 pm. I was just up stream of the bridge above the Tremont ranger station. He did not even bother to ask, just went went around me and...
Forum: General Fly Tying 05-04-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Backtrax
Saltwater Flies

I am doing some tying for a trip to the Outer Banks next week. I have fished there for over twenty years but have never fly fished. This will be a learning experience for sure.

There are no...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks Flyman I tied it on a #6 Allen Bass...

Thanks Flyman

I tied it on a #6 Allen Bass Bug Hook.

I tried using brown hen neck and hungarian partridge feathers but the stems were much softer. The stem of the pheasant seems much more...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Backtrax
Crayfish

I decided to try something new this morning. This is my first attempt at a crayfish pattern so any suggestions will be appreciated.

It is tied on a #6 Bass Bug Hook.
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Backtrax
Husker, I grew up in Cosby and fished the...

Husker,

I grew up in Cosby and fished the creek in the park when I was visiting family a few weeks ago. Fished for about an hour in the late afternoon and caught two bows and missed several...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Backtrax
A freshly stocked trout tastes like fish pellets...

A freshly stocked trout tastes like fish pellets to me and the flesh is kinda mushy and watery. I am not sure how long it takes for a fish on a natural diet to lose the pellet taste but I am...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks, I used just a tiny pinch of...

Thanks,

I used just a tiny pinch of awesome possum black dubbing and a very fine copper wire from a lamp cord.

I tried using black dyed deer hair but it just didn't flair to suit me so I...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Backtrax
Little Black/Brown EHC Style Dry

I decided to tie files while waiting on the snow and ice to melt and need some small dark dry flies in my fly box and this is what I came up with.

I used a sharpie to darken the hair to give it a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-24-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Backtrax
Cosby Creek Today

I was visiting family in Cosby Today and managed to squeeze in about an hour on the creek in the park. It was slow as expected but did manage two rainbows on a # 12 Quill Gordon.

Fish were...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-15-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Backtrax
Thanks Flyman This is the first fly I...

Thanks Flyman


This is the first fly I have tied with a hot spot. I have seen quite a few patterns using them and I am interested to see how it fishes. Now if it will just quit snowing.
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Backtrax
Blue Wing Olive Biot Body Nymph

I decided that I would tie something new to me this evening and this is what I came up with.

Blue Wing Olive Nymph
Hook: Nymph 2X Long # 16
Black Bead Sized to Hook
Weight: 6-8 Wraps...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Backtrax
Getting Ready for Spring

Quill Gordon # 12

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b570/backtrax1/QuillGordon_zpsce71d807.jpg


Ginger Quill # 12
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Forum: General Fly Tying 12-27-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By Backtrax
Still Floating

It was still Floating at 6:30 this morning.
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