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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-31-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By pedipop
The Christmas Gift

rbaileydav,
You really reeled me in with your skillful description of your hook-up and landing of an exceptional trout. The underlying story was perfectly woven in and I rejoice with you and the ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-15-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,468
Posted By pedipop
Your First Time fishing in GSMNP

Approximately 25 years ago I ventured into the river between the entrance to Elkmont and the campground. I carried an ultralight rig and a few single hook Rooster tails of varied colors. Early in...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,649
Posted By pedipop
Go-to dry fly.

My go-to dryfly is the Thunderhead. It is easy for aging eyes to follow, fun to tie.
Thank all of you for helping to pass the time until the spring.

Pedipop

"No man steps into the same...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 02-19-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,752
Posted By pedipop
Bow River in July

A few years ago I attended a July professional meeting in Bannf. The Bow R. and surroundings is so beautiful it was necessary to schedule a float trip. Not much opportunity to wade.
Landed...
Forum: Website and Message Board 08-28-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By pedipop
ALflygirl, Thanks much! I have wondered about...

ALflygirl,
Thanks much! I have wondered about this minor item for years. Tonight I will dream undisturbed as I land the big brown.
Thanks again.
Pedipop
Forum: Website and Message Board 08-27-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By pedipop
Please explain the Message Board Clock.

Paula or someone who knows.
Please explain the Message Board Clock. The MB welcomes me almost daily but always tells me I last visited at some strange time. Like now it says I last visited at...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-19-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By pedipop
Mr. Hartsell and others, These responses are...

Mr. Hartsell and others,
These responses are what makes this msg board so great! I knew that you collectively would offer expert advice. The tippet technique proved so successful in swift waters...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By pedipop
alexys01, They were very nice trout but not...

alexys01,
They were very nice trout but not caught near this part of the world. But the fishing technique was suggested by the local guide and it seemed it might be applicable to the GSMNP streams....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-17-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By pedipop
Leader or tippet?

Fishing in a different location a few months ago, a guide advised discarding my tapered leader and replacing it with 4"0" tippet to insure the 2 nymph rig rapidly reach the bottom of streams. After...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By pedipop
Grandad's musing

Some of you who are blessed with grandchildren. Please share how soon one can introduce the little ones to our favorite past time (FF). Additional hints of how you teach them to cast; sites in the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By pedipop
CSF in the southern hemisphere?

Unofficial auditing of cow standing factor (CSF) while on a recent FF trip to New Zealand strongly suggests that CSF is a reliable indicator of fishing success. We had to pass several large pastures...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By pedipop
Charlie B Thanks much. I think I've got it. ...

Charlie B
Thanks much. I think I've got it.
Pedipop
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By pedipop
locate meigs creek trail

Since reading the initial message in this thread, I have attempted to locate Meigs Creek Trail. I have searched my resources of maps, books, etc. Would someone help? It sounds special.
Thanks,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By pedipop
Thanks much Steve. I'll order a few and try to...

Thanks much Steve. I'll order a few and try to tie a few and then try a few from midstream ASAP when spring arrives. (Early I hope!)
Pedipop
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By pedipop
Soft hackle primer?

This thread has peaked my interest. Would one of you gifted anglers provide me with a brief description of soft hackle flies and how to tie them? The message board is keeping me sane until spring....
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 01-16-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By pedipop
NZ Response

Just returned from the aforementioned trip to New Zealand. Had a great time fishing the Whirinaki (pronounced Fear-a-na-ki) River in a remote area of the North Island. Beautiful, clear, easily...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-30-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By pedipop
How long?

I have refrained from traveling to the GSMNP this year to avoid additional pressure on my favorite fishing venue. IF precipitation now resumes more normal frequency and amount, do some of you local...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 08-19-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By pedipop
Middle Tenn Streams

Can anyone share information about trout streams (if there are any) around Crossville, TN or Tanzi Resort? Have reason to be in that area while waiting for the GSMNP to recover.
Responses...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 07-17-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By pedipop
New Zealand FFishing

Invited to participate in a fly fishing excursion to the North Island of New Zealand in late December. This will require significant effort to alter schedules, gather necessary revenue and obtain...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-07-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By pedipop
Tailwaters of Fontana Lake

I usually follow the threads regarding the GSMNP on a daily basis. Considering a trip soon and was wondering about the Tailwaters below Fontana. If it is on this section of the msg board I am not...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By pedipop
firefly mystery

Recently the message board has referred to nighttime adventures to observe the fireflies in the park. Have visited GSMNP hundreds of times but am not aware of this particular phenomena. Could some...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-15-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By pedipop
Definitions

May I inquire, what is the significance of "Junior Member, Member, and Senior Member" designations? Are these ranks assigned, earned, assumed or just a function of longevity?

By the way, I look...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-30-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By pedipop
3 Day Lic in the GSMNP

Thank you Paula. The 3 day in the park at $16.50 must be the best bargain in the lower 48 (including Canada and Alaska).
pedipop
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-28-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By pedipop
3 Day License Inside The Gsmnp

Just read with interest the fishing report and the fisherman who were so gingerly treated by the Park Ranger. Question? Have the 3 day non-resident "inside the park" only fees gone up...
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