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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-27-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Rog 1
Still looking after 55 years....have fished...

Still looking after 55 years....have fished glass, cane and graphite.... long and short...always bring too many and end up ignoring a few. Water size not a factor either...used my Orvis one ounce...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 03-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Rog 1
Second the idea of hiking in in my wading boots...

Second the idea of hiking in in my wading boots if camping....love my llbean wading boots with stealth sticky soles...don't like felt for long hikes...too much water and mud...once at camp then a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By Rog 1
I ran out of regular bait lake fishing one...

I ran out of regular bait lake fishing one morning and began turning over logs...found a huge roach which I wouldn't pick up but pinned it with my foot and hooked it... Caught a two pound largemouth...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-29-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rog 1
I have been fishing the Park for over 50...

I have been fishing the Park for over 50 years....began by watching and fishing with my grandfather who fished the mountains before they were part of the present day park. He would tell me that when...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-23-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,350
Posted By Rog 1
Didn't say it was just mountains....but on...

Didn't say it was just mountains....but on Tremont during warm fall days I have caught several dragon flies on a yellow EHC. On a small lake where my dad retired I managed to catch a bullfrog on a...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 12-01-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By Rog 1
Wannabe...I had not problem with any of my...

Wannabe...I had not problem with any of my fishing gear...tackle wise...we did have to pull out our wading boots at customs...after looking at them they took them into the back and shortly brought...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Rog 1
Have tried a lot of different styles....do...

Have tried a lot of different styles....do nothing but wet wade in the park...must is strong ankle support in my mature years...the stealth soled Bean wading boots are light and they have that sticky...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 11-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By Rog 1
They are really big into the didymo preventionl....

They are really big into the didymo preventionl. We both took our boots with stealth rubber soles and had cleaned them before we left. At customs they we inspected, taken somewhere for cleaning and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Rog 1
If there is enough water in it the little stream...

If there is enough water in it the little stream behind park headquarters has fish in it...the section across little river road has several pockets of fishable water...small rubber legged PT will...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 11-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By Rog 1
OK...Todd...get ready for something unlike...

OK...Todd...get ready for something unlike anything you have probably known about trout fishing in the Smokies. As my buddy said after our first day...this is really more hunting than fishing. If you...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rog 1
I like the idea of the torch....also throw in a...

I like the idea of the torch....also throw in a couple of sticks of fat pine or lighter wood...one stick of that stuff will burn hot enough and long enough to get everything else burning....I know...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rog 1
If you catch some bigger fish...12-14" another...

If you catch some bigger fish...12-14" another foil on the grill trick....lay a sprig of rosemary along the backbone with a couple of slices of thin lemon wedges....mix up some canned crab meat with...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rog 1
I have been eating mountain trout for over 50...

I have been eating mountain trout for over 50 years and for me there is only one way to cook them....catch and release. Catch 'em and release them into the grease dressed in a cornmeal tuxedo. Best...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Rog 1
Never know when this is going to happen. Have...

Never know when this is going to happen. Have fished in the Park for 54 years without nothing more than bumps and bruises...then...over Easter weekend fishing with my son over in Greenbrier I took a...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rog 1
2weight...Yes when I started fishing in the park...

2weight...Yes when I started fishing in the park I was 13 years old...that was 54 years ago. The hatchery was still located above the campground in the Chimneys Picnic area. This was a full blown...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rog 1
I love fishing the WPLP....started my trout...

I love fishing the WPLP....started my trout fishing there when I was 14 and the river was a Sportsman's Stream...those streams so designated required all fish under 16" be released and only one fish...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Rog 1
My buddy and I have always used small zip lock...

My buddy and I have always used small zip lock bags....place a small flat rock in the bag and leave it on a visible rock where you enter ahead of your partner...at the end of the day you can use this...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By Rog 1
There is actually an island before you get to the...

There is actually an island before you get to the campsite....be sure to walk back down and fish up the right hand side...also, as you hike in there is a bluff where the trail narrows and you are...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Rog 1
And it is just not the rivers...climbed out of...

And it is just not the rivers...climbed out of the stream at Greenbrier just below the footbridge to Ramsey...had been sprinking that morning...Sat. before Easter...stepped on a wet rock on dry land...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By Rog 1
I love reading these kinds of posts...it is...

I love reading these kinds of posts...it is amazing that there are so many different types of tackle and flies that have been adopted as favorites for fishing the same kind of water. I have used it...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Rog 1
I too wish to add how sorry I am to hear of your...

I too wish to add how sorry I am to hear of your fishing buddy's passing. After my divorce I swapped out a set of golf clubs for a pure breed lab puppy...just a black fur ball with a little pink...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Rog 1
Townsend is quieter but it generates a lot of...

Townsend is quieter but it generates a lot of tubers in the local waters of the Little River..best water is Tremont but it gets a lot of traffic along the road into that area.
Get off the main drag...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Rog 1
What I have seen people do in the past is to...

What I have seen people do in the past is to check the reservation site for the campground for any available sites on a single day period...cancellations do happen.
Make a reservation for that one...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By Rog 1
The really big water is just upstream from where...

The really big water is just upstream from where the old "turnaround" used to be...now it is one mile beyond the trailhead. At one time you could drive all the way to the forks of the river...3.7...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By Rog 1
There may be some truth to statement about the...

There may be some truth to statement about the former stocking of the park waters creating some hold overs but most of the stocking was down lower in the "road waters" where the tourists had more...
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