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Forum: General Fly Tying 12-29-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By flyman
Granny you have given me something else to think...

Granny you have given me something else to think about. I like that short shank for small EHC too. It's a good way to get a smaller fly with a larger hook gap:smile: I have always questioned that...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-29-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By flyman
I don't see how you could go wrong with either...

I don't see how you could go wrong with either one. Both are great reels. It may come down to which one I though looked the best, or which one I liked the sound of the drag the most. I know Tibor has...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-26-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
Don don't worry about that. All you need is San...

Don don't worry about that. All you need is San Juan worms and Power Bait:smile: Just slip a few tungston bead heads on the leader to get em down where the big ones live:biggrin:
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-26-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By flyman
Thanks Daniel, the ones I looked at on the store...

Thanks Daniel, the ones I looked at on the store website looked like just a standard dry fly hook. Hope you and the girls had a big Christmas:smile:
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-26-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By flyman
Neversink Caddis

i have a friend who wants a couple dozen and when I ask him what type of hook he wanted he wasn't sure. I was curious as to which hook you guys used. It seems like the last ones I tied I used either...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-26-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
I hope not David, I have enough girdle bugs and...

I hope not David, I have enough girdle bugs and stonefly nymphs tied with it to sink a small boat. Plus I use a wrap or 2 on a lot of larger bead head nymphs just to hold the bead in place. I just...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-25-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
Well not trying to be a pain, but this is the...

Well not trying to be a pain, but this is the only information I see on the official site and I'm not seeing it. Is there some other place I should look? Perhaps the site needs updating. I know there...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-25-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
Narcodog I have fished YNP and knew that and had...

Narcodog I have fished YNP and knew that and had no trouble finding the regulations. Can you direct me to the regulations that prohibit it in GSMNP?

Hey Don,
Yea they have all kinds of waterfowl...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
Yea it's the first I had heard about it too....

Yea it's the first I had heard about it too. That's why I was asking, could be some confusion on someone's part about the regulations. My initial search on the park web page came up empty. I just...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-25-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By flyman
Lead wire and split shot

I was reading a thread on another forum last night about lead wire vs non lead wire used to tie flies. Someone said the GSMNP had band the use of lead wire in tying flies. This was the first I had...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-14-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By flyman
Smile I still remember my first pair of wading shoes....

I still remember my first pair of wading shoes. They were tennis shoes with indoor-outdoor carpet glued to the bottoms.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By flyman
Thumbs up Nice fish anywhere. When are you going to send me...

Nice fish anywhere. When are you going to send me a couple of those secret patterns?
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-13-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By flyman
Lots of nice rods these days. Much better choice...

Lots of nice rods these days. Much better choice of rod actions, materials, and hardware choices than in years gone by. I own a half dozen or so that get fished according to what type of fishing I'll...
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-08-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By flyman
Unless I were going to tie a lot of Salmon flies...

Unless I were going to tie a lot of Salmon flies or display quality flies I would look into just buying packs of 10-20 nails or using fake ones for that matter. Capes can vary quite a bit in quality,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-20-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By flyman
I can still remember when they closed the streams...

I can still remember when they closed the streams in the park from the end of Oct till the first of April. I fish when fish are spawning. I know what kind of habitat they spawn in the stream bed and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By flyman
For one of the few times in my life I'm...

For one of the few times in my life I'm speechless. This was painful to read. Only thing that comes to mind is what my old Irish granny that came over on a boat used to say. "Death leaves a heartache...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By flyman
Haven't fished there in about 10 years. We used...

Haven't fished there in about 10 years. We used to launch a boat at the Almond marina and go in from the bottom. Always caught lots of fish, mostly rainbows and browns. I have caught trout all the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-21-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By flyman
He may have the buy out of G. Loomis a couple...

He may have the buy out of G. Loomis a couple years ago by Shimano confused with Winston.
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 08-14-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By flyman
Hope you have a good time Don. Where are you...

Hope you have a good time Don. Where are you going in MT? I am headed that way in early Oct for 2 or 3 weeks.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-14-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By flyman
Go ahead and buy it. You know you want it:smile:

Go ahead and buy it. You know you want it:smile:
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 08-12-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By flyman
Don, What do you need to escape from? All you...

Don,
What do you need to escape from? All you do is fish:smile:
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-12-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By flyman
I don't think a 5wt is too much rod for the...

I don't think a 5wt is too much rod for the smokies. I even fish a 6 or 7 wt sometimes. It just depends on how and where you fish. I use sinking lines and streamers some times, and I use 2 large...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
Posted By flyman
I do not like stinging insects. I have been lit...

I do not like stinging insects. I have been lit up 4 or 5 times by yellow jackets. I think the worst was when I was dove hunting. I shot a bird that fell about 20" from me and casually walked over...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-01-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By flyman
I've never found much, but I sure have lost a...

I've never found much, but I sure have lost a lot:frown: Including leaving a rod rigged up and ready to go against a tree at the Proctor campsite on Hazel Creek and a nice Brodin net with ivory...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By flyman
Thanks for posting, very interesting. Many times...

Thanks for posting, very interesting. Many times when coming across old grave sites I see ones with no identification and wonder who the person was and what their life was like. It is obvious life...
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