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Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Troutman
get you a bicycle inner tube from wally world ,...

get you a bicycle inner tube from wally world , and then go to lowes or HD and get 2- 2 ft lengths of heavy logging chain. put the chain into the tube and zip tie on. The log chain works well and is...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Troutman
Bran, It looks like a pretty new boat and you...

Bran, It looks like a pretty new boat and you won't have to do a lot of mods to it. Maybe a front casting deck and rod storage. I would definetly add an anchor system to the bow that you can operate...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Troutman
So , Is the willow fly hatch going on Wolf? I...

So , Is the willow fly hatch going on Wolf? I changed jobs about 9 years ago and don't travel around the area anymore.
I don't usually target carp on purpose, but when looking for smallmouth, they...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 05-21-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Troutman
Nice rig Bran!

Nice rig Bran!
Forum: Tackle and Gear 05-21-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Troutman
Need some black foam beetles , especially for the...

Need some black foam beetles , especially for the Watauga. Something like a "Mikes Magic beetle"
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Troutman
Indian Boundary lake. I caught a shellcracker...

Indian Boundary lake. I caught a shellcracker a couple of years ago on the Holston proper river and it was close to this size, but this one was 14" and thick. I am guessing a couple of pounds. I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Troutman
The dog loves to be out on the kayak with her...

The dog loves to be out on the kayak with her mama! She likes the front when we are moving and gets up on the bow as far as she can. She has taken a few spills into the water when doing that and is...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Troutman
recent bass and bream fishing

Just got back from a long weekend of camping and fishing with my wife in the Cherokee Nat. Forest. The weather was great and the the fishing and paddling the lake was also. Lots of little bass and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Troutman
I didn't go last weekend but plan on going back...

I didn't go last weekend but plan on going back this Saturday. I have been enjoying the skipjack a lot! Caught some nice sized WB also. lots of boats at the forks on the weekends.
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 04-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,764
Posted By Troutman
There is certainly no perfect boat to handle all...

There is certainly no perfect boat to handle all situations. I think it comes down to where you primarily want to fish, whether its a lake or shallow river and your budget. With multiple kids in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-27-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Troutman
The bream look to be ready to spawn . I haven't...

The bream look to be ready to spawn . I haven't caught any of size yet this year. They are my favorite on a glass rod.
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 04-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,764
Posted By Troutman
nice fixer-upper

I saw this boat the other day on my way to work and stopped today to check it out. The boat looks sound, the rivets looks good , but you would want to water check them. It will need a new transom...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-22-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Troutman
Highjack! Naw, this is the kind of things we need...

Highjack! Naw, this is the kind of things we need to talk about on here. Those poppers look great. You can tell you took your time and put a lot of work into making those. Use a heavy tippet so you...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Troutman
And its tributaries! :smile: My wrist is...

And its tributaries! :smile:

My wrist is still a little sore from last weekend on those skipjacks!
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-20-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Troutman
I am using Devcon 30 min clear epoxy. I do let it...

I am using Devcon 30 min clear epoxy. I do let it cure for 2-3 days even after it feels dry. I don't know how it will last on soft foam poppers like these. They would probably crack if squeezed too...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Troutman
Barbie poppers

Brook trout sure love the "barbie bug" , so I thought redbreast sunfish, and other bream might like a pink "Barbie Popper" I have always liked the "Walt's" poppers design of using just rubber legs...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-15-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Troutman
These are the flies I use for white bass and they...

These are the flies I use for white bass and they worked well for the skipjacks also. The left clousers are tied with white artic fox( I bought a tail last winter) and they worked best. very durable...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Troutman
I fished it on Saturday. I put in about 7am at...

I fished it on Saturday. I put in about 7am at James White bridge and ran up the FB. It was nice to see all the old places my dad and I used to fish when I was young.
I did not see a long tail...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Troutman
My new favorite trashfish!

We had a thread a while back about our favorite trash fish on the fly, and I believe I wrote that carp were probably my favorite. I am gonna have to change my mind after this weekend! I have caught...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Troutman
Bad news for the stocked waters of Western...

Bad news for the stocked waters of Western Carolina. I wonder if they had any kind of locking mechanism on that valve to help prevent this from accidentally happening. That seems like a pretty...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-06-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Troutman
It happens. I went up to the LR last Thursday...

It happens. I went up to the LR last Thursday evening (April 2nd) after work for a couple of hours to fish. I read all the latest reports just like everyone else, and couldn't wait to get up there....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Troutman
Nice report! I have been playing around with my...

Nice report! I have been playing around with my double streamer rigs. Are you tying them inline on one single line, like clinch knotting the top fly and leaving a long tag for the bottom fly or maybe...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Troutman
Thanks! Gonna need a bigger stringer. ha ha

Thanks! Gonna need a bigger stringer. ha ha
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Troutman
fishing report ?

Any fishing reports on the white bass in the FB or lower Holston? I finally got my motor back from service and I am itching to get the boat out this coming weekend.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By Troutman
Most that know me, know that I have been fishing...

Most that know me, know that I have been fishing glass rods for many years. The old Fenwick FF705 and lamiglass honey 703 were my favorite dry fly rods of choice for a long time. I bought an Orvis...
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