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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-27-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mattblick
Wink Zillow and Google maps work really well. Wow,...

Zillow and Google maps work really well. Wow, Irvine, KY is just a 2 hour drive from Cinci. Pay no attention to the Blue Subaru with Ohio plates now parking on your street. The operator of said...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-27-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By mattblick
A furl is sort of a very very long bimini twist. ...

A furl is sort of a very very long bimini twist. The furling process involves rolling more than braiding. Most furled leaders are made from UNI thread (just like on your fly). Some are "bi...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By mattblick
I'd be hard pressed NOT to use them anywhere. If...

I'd be hard pressed NOT to use them anywhere. If you need them to sink you can get one made with spectra/dyneema instead of Uni. Streamside will even recommend a color scheme for you if you tell...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-24-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By mattblick
At Ducky's advice, taking a foot and a half off...

At Ducky's advice, taking a foot and a half off of my furled leader really helped my presentation and hook setting ability. When combined with the tippet I was using too much length.

I was using...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-13-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By mattblick
Daniel sold me the half pair Chota hippies a...

Daniel sold me the half pair Chota hippies a while back, those still won't cover the most worrisome "ports". :eek: Is he also part of the Anti-Yankee conspiracy or was that prior to the influx?
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-13-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By mattblick
And you sir, just this past May, sold me neoprene...

And you sir, just this past May, sold me neoprene Simm's Guard Socks for wet wading! :eek: :mad:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By mattblick
Wow, looks like a great time! Really wishing I...

Wow, looks like a great time! Really wishing I could be down there soon. Vicarious joy.

- Matt -
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By mattblick
I'm about to call shenanigans on you all. ...

I'm about to call shenanigans on you all.
Only so many Yankee invaders can be tolerated.

Old approach, "there are no fish in X" - that's a fun forum search term.

New approach: Bears,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By mattblick
Yellow Neversink year round. If you are better...

Yellow Neversink year round. If you are better at casting than me, drop the weenie off of the Neverrsink.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-11-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By mattblick
Have you spent any time at HammockForums? Great...

Have you spent any time at HammockForums? Great information resource. I really gave backcountry hammocking my all. There are people who love them and I really wanted to. I bought Hansen's book, I...
Forum: New Members Board 06-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By mattblick
In my opinion, the basic cast for the Smokies is...

In my opinion, the basic cast for the Smokies is a roll cast. 80%+ of the time you will have obstructions behind you. YouTube videos can have you set with that cast straight away.

I checked...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By mattblick
Wow, looks like a great time was had by all. ...

Wow, looks like a great time was had by all.

You just had to check out the creek near the other cabin.. Well played ;)
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By mattblick
I planned a trip in early November 2013 top down...

I planned a trip in early November 2013 top down like you are thinking about. Seven of us went, and for 2 years I've heard complaints about it..

The path was Clingman's-->Forney...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-11-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,351
Posted By mattblick
Too true! Cracker barrel tarp village is a great...

Too true! Cracker barrel tarp village is a great description.

My last time walking past #60 I smelled cooking bacon a half mile down the trail. I wasn't at all surprised when I spotted a bear...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,351
Posted By mattblick
Well said Bran. While I work in IT, my college...

Well said Bran. While I work in IT, my college degree is Natural Resources, ECEI. I had my fair share of dealing with tree huggers in college. Several positions I took were very unpopular with the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,351
Posted By mattblick
Too many Ohio folks coming down, we need to self...

Too many Ohio folks coming down, we need to self regulate, right?

I wonder how well they kept food off of their clothing. Proper food storage is just one necessary measure. I've had bear visits...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By mattblick
I'll be down there in July; I'm hoping you get...

I'll be down there in July; I'm hoping you get more replies. Pier and Surf forums would be worthwhile to read.

Last year I went to Naples with a bunch of new surf fishing gear. I hadn't ever...
Forum: New Members Board 06-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mattblick
Of course not. I wouldn't have bugged...

Of course not.

I wouldn't have bugged Paula though, she's just too nice.

Dan said he was taking over some of the Forum administration and I consider him a fair target. :smile:
Forum: New Members Board 06-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By mattblick
I asked Dan M to look into this feature. We need...

I asked Dan M to look into this feature. We need to start pressuring him.


Enable PM DAN!! :biggrin:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By mattblick
For a camera I've been carrying my phone in a...

For a camera I've been carrying my phone in a waterproof, floating case tethered to my sling pack. I've got a nice older DSLR with a kit lens that I would like to bring but it just seems too...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By mattblick
It now needs to be certified HT (heat treated). ...

It now needs to be certified HT (heat treated). Not all bundled wood is. There is one Home Depot listed (Maryville), but most of the others listed are grocery stores/gas stations. I used the...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 05-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mattblick
So that is why you kept pointing out those...

So that is why you kept pointing out those wonderful leafy greens every time we passed them, aye Ducky?

Thanks for the posts and pictures Buzz, it will help a bit sitting at my computer all day.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-26-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By mattblick
I feel your pain. I typically miss 6 strikes for...

I feel your pain. I typically miss 6 strikes for every successful one.

I got some great advice a few weeks back from a wise young angler; DuckyPaddler.

"Shorten your leader, grasshopper"
...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By mattblick
We're going to have to fish together soon so you...

We're going to have to fish together soon so you can take me to that wide animal track with the Dairy Queen at the end.

The ambition of that little guy is impressive. You've caved to peer...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-26-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By mattblick
I like my STL+ boots a lot. Definitely the most...

I like my STL+ boots a lot. Definitely the most comfortable pair of wading boots I have owned.

Josh, can you explain the aluminum spikes? The steel spikes on my pair have lost their edges and...
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