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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By billj
Think I remember that big brown- TU campout 40...

Think I remember that big brown-
TU campout 40 some years ago?
I was about 14......
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-23-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By billj
Corbo- I was one of the guys on the road side...

Corbo-
I was one of the guys on the road side of Miller's yesterday......there was a very heavy black fly hatch (or spinner fall, not really sure how the adult life cycle goes) that went on for...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,549
Posted By billj
I'm sure it would work, I use snowshoe hair...

I'm sure it would work, I use snowshoe hair intentionally on this pattern though, I think it maintains floatability better...I use cdc on a lot of my other patterns but this one really catches a lot...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,549
Posted By billj
No, it's just a 305 dai- riki, it's a regular dry...

No, it's just a 305 dai- riki, it's a regular dry fly hook sized like a mustard 94840.
I had the fly angled so you can see the body. The body on an adult fly is pretty fat but I haven't found that...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-13-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,549
Posted By billj
Here is my go to black fly pattern. Size 22 hook,...

Here is my go to black fly pattern. Size 22 hook, white thread body, black fluorofibre or super hair rib, dun snowshoe hare wing and trico dubbing head. Been very successful on both the Clinch and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By billj
Dang, I think I was fishing right below you at...

Dang, I think I was fishing right below you at Elkmont and gave it up right about that time! Skunk for me. Oh well, I had a good day kayaking, 2 runs from the Sinks to the Elbow. I remember bugs...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-18-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By billj
I find that the fish often lock in on the adult...

I find that the fish often lock in on the adult blackfly. I have had great results fishing the adults, but it can be a problem to see. Sometimes I do best fishing it with a lot of movement, the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-09-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By billj
in a fit of open mindedness, I did float zebras...

in a fit of open mindedness, I did float zebras under an indicator on thursday and caught fish. just wasn't workin for me on Sunday.....probably should have just gone to the pheasant tail......oh...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-08-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By billj
Cool Miller's Island

I fished around Miller's Island two days, Thursday and Sunday and had what I consider really good fishing. Caught a bunch of fish each day with a couple of 17-18 inch rainbows the largest.
I caught...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-25-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By billj
Brett, I have some more thoughts but I am...

Brett, I have some more thoughts but I am struggling w/ my photography and posting skills! Here is a picture of my latest tie, the picture is terrible but I am quite pleased with the fly....
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Forum: General Fly Tying 04-22-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By billj
Sorry I didn't get this info to you sooner, there...

Sorry I didn't get this info to you sooner, there was a copy of his book at LRO on my last couple of visits. Lloyd posts quite frequently on the fly tying forum at troutnut under the name Gonzo. His...
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By billj
Brett, you ought to check out the book...

Brett, you ought to check out the book "Fly-fishing Pressured water by Lloyd Gonzales. One of the best fly tying books I have ever read and has some great material pertaining to your thoughts in...
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