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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,599
Posted By mattblick
I'm staying at #23 Friday and Saturday if anyone...

I'm staying at #23 Friday and Saturday if anyone cares to join me.
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-31-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By mattblick
I concur with #23; I'm heading there tomorrow. ...

I concur with #23; I'm heading there tomorrow. :-) The hike is extremely easy on the Little River Trail portion; on a weekend you will encounter senior citizens in the first few miles. Once you...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By mattblick
Here's some salt for the wound. I was in the...

Here's some salt for the wound. I was in the park LAST weekend and fishing was decent. I got permission to head down again THIS weekend. I will have the kids in tow and hope they can catch some.
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-07-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By mattblick
DOH! The too heavy stove is now reserved for...

DOH! The too heavy stove is now reserved for campgrounds. I fought the hard fight supporting it, and it still works really really well as a biomass stove, charging ability be ****ed. After...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By mattblick
My cell phone plays pretty loud. Didn't have a...

My cell phone plays pretty loud. Didn't have a data connection to stream Pandora but I bet my son can give me some of his "Skrillex" to get the piggies movin'.

Trip report completed, with a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By mattblick
Highs and Lows at Elkmont

I so greatly appreciate the times I can get away to the park. This weekend granted me a few days there.

I started the drive after work Friday and managed to get to the park around 10 that night. ...
Forum: In The Backcountry 04-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By mattblick
hogs

Ran across 2-3 of the buggers Friday night. I need to start hiking louder as I came across them and we were both very startled. One went right off the path and 1-2 went left. The one on the right...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By mattblick
Classic Trout

I agree with all the long rod recommendations. My 3# is 8'6" and 4# is 9'.

I have the 8'6" 3# 4 piece Classic Trout and it has served me well. No reliability issues; perhaps that is because I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,599
Posted By mattblick
this weekend

Will be at 23 Saturday afternoon and night if anyone wants to join me, I'm trying to talk TNFlyfisher into it as well. I'll be smoking cigars, drinking bourbon and fishing poorly.

- Matt -
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-05-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By mattblick
This interloper is on to you; finally, I know...

This interloper is on to you; finally, I know where pictures in a report were taken! Been a while since I was last there, when did they remove the tree and repair the cables?

Those fish have me...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By mattblick
Tenkara.. My personal reasons below. I noticed...

Tenkara.. My personal reasons below. I noticed you read one of Ian's books. See Ian and Charity's website and look for articles tagged tenkara. In April of this year they wrote, I can't think of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-17-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By mattblick
I started a new thread in the "In the...

I started a new thread in the "In the Backcountry" area, but worth adding to this thread as well..

https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/index.cfm is up and running. It went online sometime between 6 AM...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-17-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 864
Posted By mattblick
Reservation site is up

https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/index.cfm is up and running. It went online sometime between 6 AM and 9 AM EST

I made a reservation and got my order number. When I entered my order number on the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By mattblick
I sure hope you are right. My trip down is...

I sure hope you are right. My trip down is coming up in 3 weeks and this is only my 4th trip down the whole year. :eek:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By mattblick
Love your posts Buzz, looking forward to your...

Love your posts Buzz, looking forward to your return.

I can't reserve a campsite for my trip down next month. I'm very worried a trip that I have been looking forward to and planning for months...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattblick
I would suggest #17. It is a nice site at the...

I would suggest #17. It is a nice site at the border of the Smallmouth water and the trout water on Abrams. In May Abrams is belly deep near the campsite; go SW and you continue to Smallmouth...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-10-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By mattblick
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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By mattblick
Double AMEN! This issue is directly...

Double AMEN!

This issue is directly affecting our fishing. Football commentary inevitably manages to bring in the surface of the field. Track events discuss the rubber compound on the surface...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By mattblick
"When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on...

"When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on Paul's vote"

There is a pipeline from both my paycheck and what remains in my wallet to support such programs, the politicians who promise to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-08-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By mattblick
Twitter: #barrycades ...

Twitter:

#barrycades
#PresidentStompyFoot
#SpiteHouse
#ShutdownTheater

Have some nice pictures of tasteful civil disobedience. There is also some political drivel but they are still worth...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-18-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,095
Posted By mattblick
Hey Bran, with the "SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS" rangers...

Hey Bran, with the "SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS" rangers out and about waking hikers up before 8; I don't think we'll want to be hiding a 9th member while looking for our permits and nursing a hangover. A...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-17-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,095
Posted By mattblick
Call it "a tasting" and it sounds much better...

Call it "a tasting" and it sounds much better than a bender.

I'm planning an eight man back country trip in November and we're having a whiskey tasting. Each of us is packing in a fifth to...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-12-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,095
Posted By mattblick
Breck, I have long wanted to try Hazel,...

Breck,

I have long wanted to try Hazel, but have yet had the opportunity to fish it. (I've done Eagle, Deep, Noland, Forney but not Hazel); I don't have any first hand advice to give. However...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By mattblick
That video is great, isn't it? Posted it to...

That video is great, isn't it? Posted it to FaceBook a few weeks ago. I've been following this issue for some time. Jim has spoken out against it many times. Johnny Molloy has as well. I think...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By mattblick
Thanks NDuncan. :biggrin:

Thanks NDuncan. :biggrin:
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