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Forum: In The Backcountry 02-04-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mattblick
To me one is not more difficult than the other...

To me one is not more difficult than the other but each has unique difficulties.

In my opinion the fish in the front country have seen the flies before, they will be more likely to pass up a fly...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-02-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By mattblick
That could be the Lewis thesis 2011, "The Effects...

That could be the Lewis thesis 2011, "The Effects of Acid Deposition on High-Elevation Ecosystems: Values and Duties to Protect in an Ecocentric-Based Environmental Ethic"; it's a good read. It is...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-01-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By mattblick
AGW is a religion - "C02 increased, temperature...

AGW is a religion - "C02 increased, temperature increased, it's our fault" is the prayer of contrition for the AGW faithful. "Settled science" is wielded upon the heretics. The assertion that any...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-25-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By mattblick
Mike, I wouldn't do it as an either-or; you can...

Mike, I wouldn't do it as an either-or; you can do both without taking any time off at all. I do it over a weekend frequently and have a 5 hour drive each way. My last trip down I spent Friday...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-24-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By mattblick
Well done. I bet you had him fooled for a while....

Well done. I bet you had him fooled for a while. Merry Christmas guys.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-21-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By mattblick
Wow, drive up to Fishcamp!? What were the...

Wow, drive up to Fishcamp!? What were the bridges over Husky and the "big bridge" like?

I recall when you could drive up one mile further than you can now; the "big rock turn-around".
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By mattblick
Great pictures as usual! Maybe we can hit site...

Great pictures as usual! Maybe we can hit site #27 when we meet up in the spring. From what I understand all of the fishing is below it, but we could hike down a ways and fish back up to the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By mattblick
This is the fish you were telling me about last...

This is the fish you were telling me about last weekend? Better not be another one that big!
Since you landed this one; just think about the sucker that broke you off!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By mattblick
Great report Kevin. Days on the water just don't...

Great report Kevin. Days on the water just don't get much better.

But lets set things straight; you didn't run into us. We invited Thunderhead when he came into the store. Somehow bigsur...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-15-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
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Views: 2,025
Posted By mattblick
Late to this thread, couldn't quite express my...

Late to this thread, couldn't quite express my gratitude. Byron, Paula, and Daniel your store is very special. When you can't be in the store you've manage to hire the finest caliber folks to man...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-15-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By mattblick
Well Dan, our foursome that rendezvoused in...

Well Dan,

our foursome that rendezvoused in the shop Sunday morning thoroughly enjoyed the great weather yesterday. TNFlyfisher had a very productive day. Thunderhead8, bigsur, and I -- another...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-08-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By mattblick
I love the DS II taper but to be fair it is what...

I love the DS II taper but to be fair it is what I learned on. If you haven't tried Redington Classic Trout line you might want to cast it. The tapers are very similar. If you aren't aware Sage...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-06-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 26,446
Posted By mattblick
Any of those days, not all. I'll get down Friday...

Any of those days, not all. I'll get down Friday night or Saturday. Maybe stay front maybe hike backcountry. I have recently found not having definitive plans makes the trip more relaxing.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-05-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By mattblick
One of these years I am going to make it. I'm on...

One of these years I am going to make it. I'm on call this year so please post pictures. The TN Buckeye candies still suck; stick with Kraut Dogs.

-Matt-
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-05-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By mattblick
Another Glass Junkie here. I've been using...

Another Glass Junkie here.

I've been using the cheapest graphite rods I can find for years. I don't like fast rods. Outside of my preferred action; cheap graphite is slow and durable graphite. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-05-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 26,446
Posted By mattblick
12/11 - 12/15

Weather forecast for next weekend is looking good right now and I have time off of work. Anyone free to fish anywhere next weekend 12/11 - 12/15?
I like fishing back country but can certainly...
Forum: General Fly Tying 10-20-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By mattblick
Let me first state I am even less talented tying...

Let me first state I am even less talented tying flies than I am using them on fish. That said, when the jaws on my old Griffen 1a vice finally gave up I wanted my new vice to be single lever lock,...
Forum: Photography 10-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By mattblick
Those are raincoats from Wally World! It rained...

Those are raincoats from Wally World! It rained soo much they were our tertiary rain gear. The guy in the hat is a Psychiatrist in Atlanta, G Tech fan. The hat is the right shade of green but not...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By mattblick
I'm one of the people who got sick while using a...

I'm one of the people who got sick while using a filter, it was probably 15 years ago or so. I've always blamed cross contamination since I let my brother-in-law (who was 10 at the time) filter for...
Forum: Photography 10-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By mattblick
The power of a photograph

Notice the photographic technique!

While I was down in the Smokies I heard a lot of heartache about the Vols. I had an idea to help y'all out and it was executed perfectly. We took this...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By mattblick
Bring yer' fly rods to catch and mount the rare...

Bring yer' fly rods to catch and mount the rare fish they will be releasing! :eek:
Forum: General Fly Tying 10-09-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By mattblick
That fly is great! That reminds me of the...

That fly is great!

That reminds me of the Christmas themed fly swap (http://www.uky.edu/~agrdanny/flyfish/ffhistory/swaps.htm) I did ages ago. Does anyone on this board remember the FlyFish@...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-05-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By mattblick
Cleats

I had a bad fall back in May and really got thinking about not doing so again. ;) I'm using a trekking pole as a wading staff now. A kayak paddle leash and a carabiner keep it attached to my wader...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By mattblick
I had a great time at the camp out. It was...

I had a great time at the camp out. It was really great meeting 2 new people; hopefully I can connect with old and new friends from the TU chapters again soon. Bigsur, I'm surprised you didn't get...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,265
Posted By mattblick
Edited - Think I know the ranger. Gave his name...

Edited - Think I know the ranger. Gave his name but then thought better of it.
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