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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-16-2010, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Mark_Cathey
White Top Laurel Creek on VA Creeper Trail

A buddy and I fished Whitetop Laurel Creek along the VA Creeper Trail by mountain bike 2 weeks ago. That is a hellaciously lovely stream and, thanks to a well-timed article in Fly Fisherman mag the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-16-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,365
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Nope, I'm not a son or a grandson. He is my...

Nope, I'm not a son or a grandson. He is my namesake. My father named me for Mark after reading Jim Gasque's "Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies". I still have his 1st edition, autographed...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-14-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Thanks Rugger. I actually know what a Titan is...

Thanks Rugger. I actually know what a Titan is (roughly) but yeah, you're right- it was the whole Tennessee connection I didn't get.

And anytime a snake squares off against a tourist, I'll always...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-14-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,365
Posted By Mark_Cathey
If you are in Bryson City and have a couple extra...

If you are in Bryson City and have a couple extra minutes, visit the cemetery up on the hill there and pay your respects to Mark Cathey. He might "ghost you" up the trail and bring you some good...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-14-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mark_Cathey
At least there are no water moccasins in the...

At least there are no water moccasins in the park. They are particularly agressive, whereas rattlers and coppers are mostly just defensive. Still think the Tennessee Titans should have been the...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 04-13-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Got mine today- Number 0072. Honk if you see me...

Got mine today- Number 0072. Honk if you see me around K-town. I'll.. uh... try to remember not to automatically flip you off!

Hey Elk River...Number 9, huh? - well done, man- well done!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-16-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mark_Cathey
VersaillesKy, I think you are right. If you...

VersaillesKy,

I think you are right. If you are moving south along Hazel Creek, you'll just bear left at Proctor and loop back around along the Lakeshore Trail. The trail discussed up the thread...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Snaildarter- Great post. Awful, but a great...

Snaildarter-

Great post. Awful, but a great cautionary tale for folks fishing anywhere in the mountains.

A friend of mine from Ohio and I were fishing Little River above Elkmont 2 years ago....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By Mark_Cathey
My vote for the highest concentration of bears is...

My vote for the highest concentration of bears is the dumpsters behind the Park Vista hotel. The next time your in-laws are in town and want to see an "authentic Smokey Mtn. bear" drive up there and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-12-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I think an exploratory expedition is in order...

I think an exploratory expedition is in order just to be sure, Old Tom. I'll need enough sherpas to portage gear and 10 cases of Shiner Bock.


If what you're saying is true, that is a HECK of a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Don Kirk's "Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky...

Don Kirk's "Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains" (book, not DVD) is a good one, too. It's been around awhile but it covers the bases for about every watershed in the park.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I've always liked fishing the "Big Horsehoe" on...

I've always liked fishing the "Big Horsehoe" on Abram's. Don't know if it's still called that (it was the way the old timers always referred to it) but you can see it on the map as the section of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Snaildarter- awesome name. Man, if only you...

Snaildarter- awesome name.
Man, if only you could have saved the Little T. That was a trouter's river for sure.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I agree with what you're saying, HW. Let's hope...

I agree with what you're saying, HW. Let's hope that's the case.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-30-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I agree Jeff. Broad strokes can include...

I agree Jeff. Broad strokes can include political leanings too. My dad and granddad were both lifelong Democrats (being from the old South) and hunted their whole lives. Most everyone I consider a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-30-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,073
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Go for it, Jeff. As the son of a Methodist...

Go for it, Jeff. As the son of a Methodist minister who fly-fished his whole life, I can tell you the two go hand in hand really well. When my dad died, the two things I treasured most were his...
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,359
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I agree with everything Old Tom says about Bone...

I agree with everything Old Tom says about Bone Valley and the river in general; and just to add one more thing- the Proctor Cemetery is on up the "road" about a half mile beyond the old Calhoun...
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-28-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,359
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Hi Jim. Just speaking for myself, but I...

Hi Jim.

Just speaking for myself, but I think the route you and your daughter are hiking is a beautiful one. You will have an incredible time, regardless of whether you catch fish. That said,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I was going to say that exact thing, JM. He's...

I was going to say that exact thing, JM. He's got a bunch of bigger fish to fry than to spend time thinking about this (one way or the other) right now.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark_Cathey
I used to work for the DA's office in...

I used to work for the DA's office in Elizabethton, TN and while I was there, we worked the prosecution of several good ol' boys who had seen some female AT hikers cross the road near Roan Mtn. and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,073
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Ps. Tyler, great story on taking pride and...

Ps. Tyler, great story on taking pride and drawing enjoyment from your work.

Jeff- love the Tarheel blog, man. Very cool...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,073
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Yep, I agree about the whole crew, and...

Yep, I agree about the whole crew, and particularly Daniel. He remembers us when we come in, he always speaks nicely to my daughter (who I'm trying really hard to get interested in fly fishing) and...
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-21-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,359
Posted By Mark_Cathey
It's a book that was out of print for about 40...

It's a book that was out of print for about 40 years but it's my understanding that just this past year, Chapel Hill Press or one of those vintage publishers picked it back up again. It's a great...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 01-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Will do, Rock. I'll be talkin to him this...

Will do, Rock. I'll be talkin to him this weekend.
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-21-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,359
Posted By Mark_Cathey
Hey Old Tom. No, no blood relation, although he...

Hey Old Tom. No, no blood relation, although he is my namesake. My father received a signed copy of Jim Gasque's book, "Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies" from his widow (with a little help...
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