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Forum: In The Backcountry 07-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By David Knapp
In my experience, I prefer when they rattle as...

In my experience, I prefer when they rattle as they usually do it before you get anywhere close enough to have problems. I'm lucky my foot didn't hit this one. I've had them rattling from 20 feet...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By David Knapp
Jeff, The Park Trail map...

Jeff,

The Park Trail map (http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/upload/GSMNP-Map_JUNE14-complete4-2.pdf) is worth consulting in deciding which site you want to hike to.

For an easy hike, you...
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By David Knapp
I've had the Dai-Riki hooks break off in the...

I've had the Dai-Riki hooks break off in the middle of the shank on the water before and quit using them. Is this a consistent problem with them or rather unusual?
Forum: General Fly Tying 07-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By David Knapp
Tiemco hooks for me, but man are they getting...

Tiemco hooks for me, but man are they getting expensive. Umpqua U-series are not bad hooks for the money either... Gamakatsu for saltwater.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By David Knapp
The whole thing is a mess for sure. The wood you...

The whole thing is a mess for sure. The wood you get at the campground is expensive and is poor quality (not well seasoned) and generally pine. Talk about getting residue all over anything you are...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By David Knapp
Yes, my left foot was about six inches from the...

Yes, my left foot was about six inches from the snake and my right foot was lifting into the next step when I saw it. Apparently I can jump really well off of my left foot... :rolleyes: :biggrin:...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-28-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By David Knapp
I was hoping that jumping rattlers to get to...

I was hoping that jumping rattlers to get to small fish would give me an edge but figured I shouldn't take anything for granted... :biggrin:
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-27-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By David Knapp
Day 2...

For day 2, we decided to all fish together, taking turns as necessary and leap frogging any time we could move ahead upstream without spooking water. The first stream we fished this day was one that...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By David Knapp
Backcountry Report and Pictures

This past Friday I got up early to head over to the Smokies for a backcountry trip with friends. They were hitting the trail early, so after a stop at Little River Outfitters, I continued on to my...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-12-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By David Knapp
9' 5 weight rod and a Gold-ribbed Hares Ear nymph...

9' 5 weight rod and a Gold-ribbed Hares Ear nymph from #10-#16.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By David Knapp
Have waded (foolishly) in sandals and I'm with...

Have waded (foolishly) in sandals and I'm with waterwolf on this one. Definitely closed toed shoes. Preferably wading boots as Smokies streams are slicker than snot this time of year. The lack of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By David Knapp
It was an absolute pleasure having you guys out...

It was an absolute pleasure having you guys out on the water for the day. You and your son are both good anglers and picked up very quickly on the style of fishing we were using. Every time...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By David Knapp
I've been watching the radar almost every day and...

I've been watching the radar almost every day and it seems that most of the more intense storms are staying in the lower elevations and then heading away from the mountains. We really need some...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-17-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By David Knapp
Thumbs up Hungry Brown!!!

I've seen some interesting things that trout have spit out before. Half digested shad during the shad kill on the Caney? Yep. A mouthful of earthworms after a heavy rain? Check. However, I had...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By David Knapp
Next time stop and say hi! It was nice having...

Next time stop and say hi! It was nice having another half day guide trip so I could fish in the evening... :biggrin: We had a good time through that section. Caught some nice rainbows and I got one...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By David Knapp
Nice! That fish looks like it has been eating...

Nice! That fish looks like it has been eating well for sure. I'll bet that was quite the workout on the 2 wt. Good job landing it!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By David Knapp
Very nice rainbow there! Good to see the fish so...

Very nice rainbow there! Good to see the fish so healthy this year. :smile:
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By David Knapp
Thanks guys! Can't wait to hit it again...

Thanks guys! Can't wait to hit it again...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By David Knapp
Smile Little River Afternoon

Yesterday, I had some time to fish for myself after a half day guide trip finished up in the early afternoon. Being over in the Smokies already, there was no way I was going to skip the opportunity...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
Some of those smallmouth were pretty decent, but...

Some of those smallmouth were pretty decent, but of course I wish I had caught the ones I spooked... :biggrin:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
Glad you enjoyed it and learned something! :smile:

Glad you enjoyed it and learned something! :smile:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
I'm about the same except I haven't started...

I'm about the same except I haven't started swimming the larger pools yet. Don't really mind the snakes as long as they don't sneak up on me. Today I turned around when I ran into a big pool that I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
It sure seems like it, at least here in this part...

It sure seems like it, at least here in this part of Tennessee.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
Only one copperhead so far and it was on another...

Only one copperhead so far and it was on another stream. The bushwhack back to the trail had me uneasy though...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By David Knapp
No, it is not the Piney...

No, it is not the Piney...
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