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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
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...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Troutman
Beautiful stream and fish. Nice to see Stana out....

Beautiful stream and fish. Nice to see Stana out. I met him at tyers weekend.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 03-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Troutman
You will probably want to talk with Brandon....

You will probably want to talk with Brandon. (BMB). He has a new Blue Halo glass 7wt. with one of the Allen reels on it. The trout 2 might be large enough and will probably hold the line and enough...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Troutman
Well, I am a child of the 70's-and early 80' , so...

Well, I am a child of the 70's-and early 80' , so real men had a mustache! Burt Reynolds and of course the greatest and best mustache was the "Magnum PI!
It would be hard to find photos of me...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-23-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Troutman
There were some quill gordons hatching so I used...

There were some quill gordons hatching so I used a size 12 para adams all day.
9 miles of hiking roundtrip.... I was kinda sore on Sunday!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Troutman
Saturday fishing

A few picts from my trip on Saturday to the park. Caught a couple on nymphs at first but they were hitting the dry so well, I just stayed with it all day. Well over 50 fish to hand before I hiked...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Troutman
This is a tough question for me to answer. I fish...

This is a tough question for me to answer. I fish poppers, sliders, stealths, and wiggle minows. The retrieve technique is a little different for each type of fly and is often changed according to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Troutman
Nice to see all those healthy looking specs being...

Nice to see all those healthy looking specs being caught, after all the hard work from so many. Can't wait to get up there!
Forum: Tackle and Gear 03-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Troutman
Thanks for the info on streamside leaders. They...

Thanks for the info on streamside leaders. They seem to make everything and lots of color choices. I just ordered some uni thread furled leaders last night from Quigley's. I tie my own tapered mono...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 03-12-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Troutman
thread furled leaders

I have been using a Uni-thread furled leader for a couple of years now. Rog1 gave me one to try out on one of his trips to the park. I really like the way they cast a dry fly. No coils to straighten...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Troutman
I watched a couple of you tube videos from past...

I watched a couple of you tube videos from past Carp Cup competitions down on the Knoxville waterfront. I have never attended and never realized how many people from out of state and from the local...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Troutman
You can also tie it using a marabou plume instead...

You can also tie it using a marabou plume instead of a hackle feather. If you fish ponds for largemouth bass, it might even work better. The marabou undulates as the fly is just sitting on the water....
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-09-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Troutman
love those old patterns

A few years ago we had a bass swap on here and one of the participants tied a Gerbubble bug. It was the first time I had heard of the pattern. Since then, it has become one of my favorite late summer...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-04-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Troutman
Most definitely! The extra hour of daylight next...

Most definitely! The extra hour of daylight next week is sure going to be nice also. I just hope we have a good constant rains spread out over the months to come with no major floods to keep the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-04-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Troutman
Hopefully I will be able to fish this weekend out...

Hopefully I will be able to fish this weekend out of a local tailwater for white bass. I know that the local freestones are still extremely cold from all the snow runoff, so I doubt the smallies will...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 03-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Troutman
12 ft canoe or kayak. Properly rigged for...

12 ft canoe or kayak. Properly rigged for fishing, you have a great platform to fish out of that requires no gas, no registration, no boat ramp and very little maintenance. It is a great way to enjoy...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-25-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Troutman
Love the new rig! you are gonna enjoy rigging...

Love the new rig! you are gonna enjoy rigging that boat out and it looks like you are not wasting any time. I really enjoyed the mods I made to my jon boat and the canoe. West marine is a good local...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-23-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Troutman
I have tried sandals before and hated it. I spent...

I have tried sandals before and hated it. I spent a lot of my time getting little pea size gravel out from under my toes or arch of the foot. It can be very annoying! If you are set on a pair, I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Troutman
I have been tying flies also this week in the...

I have been tying flies also this week in the evenings. Mostly finishing up some topwater flies for Smallmouth and some special Clousers for white bass.
Last night I sat down to restock some girdle...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Troutman
I do love carp fishing. The most fun I have had...

I do love carp fishing. The most fun I have had with them was a time on the FB early spring after a heavy grey caddis hatch all day and they were stacked up cruising back and forth through a trash...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-10-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Troutman
I am assuming your asking about streamers for...

I am assuming your asking about streamers for Smoky mtn streams, not tailwaters. Try brown maribou muddlers and zoo cougars for sculpins and red fox clousers as a dace or small brown trout baitfish...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-05-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Troutman
I forgot to mention in my earlier post, that you...

I forgot to mention in my earlier post, that you wont always use a short leader for streamers. Full sink lines , yes you want a fairly short leader around 3-4ft , but when using a floating line,You...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 02-04-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Troutman
I also fish either a floating or full sink line...

I also fish either a floating or full sink line for streamers. I do not like sinktips. I like a straight 12 lb flouro leader for streamers. I always cut off the welded loops that come on the new fly...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-04-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By Troutman
I like this idea as well. No new gear for me...

I like this idea as well. No new gear for me either, but I am excited by this new company based in Knoxville by the name Syndicate. They have a new line of barbless hooks, colored tungsten beads and...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-03-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,106
Posted By Troutman
Got my flies today! Great job on all the flies. I...

Got my flies today! Great job on all the flies. I look forward to trying out these out. This was, by far, the fastest , fly swap I have ever been in.:biggrin:
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