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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By joe a
Beautiful fish. Looks every bit of 15", but I...

Beautiful fish. Looks every bit of 15", but I bet it pulled like it was 20". Well done!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-17-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By joe a
I did that trip down to 69 from Clingaman's with...

I did that trip down to 69 from Clingaman's with my eight year old son last year. is 68 still closed? We saw three bears on our trip.

Joe
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-16-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By joe a
The distance you are willing to walk is inversely...

The distance you are willing to walk is inversely proportional to the number of people you will see on a stream. Take an hour stroll and you will likely be rewarded with solitude.
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-15-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By joe a
Great trip. That is a beautiful stretch of...

Great trip. That is a beautiful stretch of stream, but that last bit of the hike out will put a hurt on you for sure.
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By joe a
All good points Matt. I do sleep in a Hammock,...

All good points Matt. I do sleep in a Hammock, but do not yet use an underquilt; instead I just use a cell-foam pad in the hammock. I am sure I will change my tune one day when I have the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By joe a
Synthetic is fine and dandy, but I just son't...

Synthetic is fine and dandy, but I just son't think you can "get" the value of down until you sleep in it's luxury. I am pretty hard on gear myself, but the one think I would be completely unwilling...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By joe a
There is some old logging equipment around the...

There is some old logging equipment around the fist campsite as you make it down from Clingman's dome to Forney. The hike down is not so bad, but the hike out is an unrelenting climb back up to...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By joe a
OSPREY Atmos 60 - It is awesome, very light and...

OSPREY Atmos 60 - It is awesome, very light and incredibly durable.
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By joe a
Drifter, I took Crocket's advice and went to...

Drifter,

I took Crocket's advice and went to #90 (thanks Crocket). Trout fishing was slow, but I had a good time swimming with the kids and targeting the resident bass. It was a really nice...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-19-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By joe a
Drifter, Thanks for the info. Do you go by...

Drifter,

Thanks for the info. Do you go by the same handle on NGTO?
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-19-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By joe a
Hazel #86 question

I usually prefer to stray far into the backcountry, but this weekend my wife and kids want to do some camping and I thought it would be cool to take a boat over to #86 to hang out, do some light...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By joe a
I measured them by the enjoyment I got out of...

I measured them by the enjoyment I got out of catching them. They were all huge!

The first one is the fattest Speck I have every caught. He was not really long, maybe 9". I've caught some...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By joe a
North Georgia Brook Trout

I fished a favorite North Georgia stream of mine on Saturday. It was a wonderful day to be alone in the mountains. The temps were mild, the scenery was spectacular, and the fishing wasn't too bad...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-29-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By joe a
Awesome report. I can't wait until my crew is...

Awesome report. I can't wait until my crew is old enough to do that kind of trip,
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By joe a
Grannyknot is correct. The stream is in NC, but...

Grannyknot is correct. The stream is in NC, but not the GSMNP.
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By joe a
The rest.....

Good looking water!

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy198/jgattaway/0412/IMG_2057.jpg

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy198/jgattaway/0412/IMG_2058.jpg
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Forum: In The Backcountry 05-02-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By joe a
Specktacular Weekend in the Backcountry (pic heavy)

This weekend was the first backpacking/fishing trip of the year and what a treat it turned out to be. I spend three days solo, hiking, fishing, and relaxing in a tremendous setting. The fishing was...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-12-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,153
Posted By joe a
Use lighter tippet for the tag with the shot. It...

Use lighter tippet for the tag with the shot. It will break and the tags for the flies won't. I use this setup for multi fly rigs. I usually tie in two droppers using the bottom tag of a triple...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-06-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By joe a
My son and I hiked down from Clingman's to...

My son and I hiked down from Clingman's to Huggins and spent the night and then hiked back up the following day. The hike from Huggins back up to Clingman's is tough gaining substantial elevation...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By joe a
I agree with Hugh. You need a small fly as the...

I agree with Hugh. You need a small fly as the dropper and something with a lot of hackle up top to keep it afloat. I've seen many questions regarding length of dropper from the top fly on here and...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By joe a
That sure is a beautiful part of the park. I'm...

That sure is a beautiful part of the park. I'm looking forward to going back next fall.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-29-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By joe a
Epic weekend!

Epic weekend!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-21-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By joe a
David, Backpacking for three days and two...

David,

Backpacking for three days and two nights.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-19-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By joe a
Deep into the backcountry

It was a beautiful weekend to be up in the park. The leaves were just beginning to change and the weather was nice and cool in the evenings. We travelled deep into the backcountry on this trip...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By joe a
My son and I camped at 69 a couple of weeks ago. ...

My son and I camped at 69 a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice site with lots of spots to set up. I did not get to fish much, but my catch rate was good. We hiked in from Clingman's so I cannot...
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