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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Don Kirk
Another fluke?

BigSur,
Sounds like big fun to me. Some of the wholes on Little River are deep enough to bottom rig fish (using live chubs) of course. Let us know how it works.
dk
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Don Kirk
tuff too

In terms of quality, I rate Gasque's book as better. Gasque was an interesting fellow as well was Manley. Hopefully the new fly fishing museum in Cherokee will have a lot of information on their...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Don Kirk
Rare book found--if want it...

There's a good looking copy of Joe Manley's Fishing The Great Smoky MOuntains on Ebay. Joe self published this little hardback in 1938. They are tough, tough to find. Eddie George gave me my copy,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Don Kirk
Recent glass testing

For the last couple weeks I've been fooling around with a couple of new glass fly rods. One, an Orvis 5-wt we are giving away Thursday, is really nice. It's casting action is sweet, but I really like...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Don Kirk
25???

True we were in the same grade then, but I was only 19 years old.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Don Kirk
back when

I knew BigSur back in the 1960s, or was it 1950s? Anywho, back in those days I vividly recall him coming to school with stoogies. Perhaps Byron should consider an "otter cook off" for the fly tier...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Don Kirk
Posters about ready

We've almost finished the poster "Traditional Flies of the Great Smoky Mountains." I hope to contact LRO about them in a week or so. NC Wildlife did a similar poster about 15 years ago. I personally...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-02-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Don Kirk
Aug/Sept Southern Trout up

The Aug/Sept issue of Southern Trout is up at www.southerntrout.com---hope ya like it---off to the creek for now.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Don Kirk
ICAST Recap

We made it home in one piece from the ICAST Show in Orlando. The show was generally upbeat. We spent a lot of time with David Gray, the new copublisher of STM and the fellow in charge of ad sales....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Don Kirk
books arrived

I got my first look at Hatches & Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am generally pleased, but I already have a list of about 50 patterns I should have included. No doubt another 50...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Don Kirk
Flies & Fly Hatches of GSM shipping Monday

Word came in yesterday from Stackpole Books that copies of my new book, Fly Hatches & Flies of the Great Smoky Mountains arrived there from the printer. I am told they will be shipping out Monday....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By Don Kirk
Barely Plausible

While I don't do it in the Smokies, many other places I fish with a sheathed knife on my belt. You don't need a Crocodile Dundee size instrument. A six to eight inch fixed blade will suffice. Chances...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Don Kirk
Horny head

Horny head it be, and not bad eating. The old timers used to go after them in the spring as much as they did trout. They fished for them when these fish "fluttered." Back in the 70s a ranger at Big...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Don Kirk
Kudos Dave

Congratulations to an old Hurricane!
dk
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Don Kirk
Fly Fishing Fair Program Set

We have completed the program schedule for the 2015 WWW/Southern Trout Fly Fishing Fair for January 31st at the LeConte Center. It's a great line up that I will share as soon as the time slots are...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Don Kirk
June/July Southern Trout up

It took over two years, three murders, and eating my wife's goldfish, but for the first time we got the dad gum magazine out on time. STM is re-designed, unrefined and confinded (you didn't know I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Don Kirk
Survived NC--caught fish too

We limbed back in from Cullowhee earlier this week. Nice trip. Hats of to Marvin Cash for a great show. A bit disappointed that no Little River TU or NPS folks saw fit to go over to the personally...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Don Kirk
Headed east

In the morning the ST mule train departs Alabama for Cullowhee, NC. First stop is the is Chattanooga--the Moonpie HQ. Working on a sweet deal there...

Anywho, from there it's to Pigeon Forge to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Don Kirk
tips

I first became acquainted with tipping when fishing Canada in the 1970s. I learned more about it hunting Africa in the 1980s, and got a real education in tipping when we did our television show...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By Don Kirk
Thunder Valley this weekend

The troupe is headed to the Thunder Valley Fly Fishing and Wine Festival this weekend. It's the second year for that event at the speedway. It's looks like they have a pretty good vendors list. I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Don Kirk
VA Fest Fun--South River nice

We are fresh back from the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival in Waynesboro, VA. It was a great fun, and the grammons were really swarming on South River. I really like delayed harvest waters. Nice...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By Don Kirk
Southern Trout April/May ready

The April/May issue of Southern Trout is coming out on schedule. It's redesigned a bit following a few changes that date back to last September. The "Close Look" is on the Ozarks. Next month it is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By Don Kirk
Sounds like Big Creek...

If fishing were as productive at Big Creek as the stream is scenic, wouldn't that be dandy. Years ago I fished there a lot. I've had a few good days there, but more poor to mediocre days than about...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Don Kirk
Why you need flasks

I have always drank from the streams of the Smokies. One part water, one part likker. Always felt better after drinking than before drinking. Try it, it works.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By Don Kirk
Making me homesick

Thanks for the post---sigh...
Missing the mountains more than usual these days. Loved the shots of Little River---like the old days before tuber infestation got so bad. Heck, I remember when you...
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