Mr. Hartsell and others,
These responses are what makes this msg board so great! I knew that you collectively would offer expert advice. The tippet technique proved so successful in swift waters that reminded me so much of our GSMNP that I wanted to give it a try. Now I have more reasons to do so and some understanding of why. Now to master the Pitzen Knot!
Thanks everyone and leave a few for those of us who get there whenever we can but never often enough.
"Honor the questions, the answers will change, the questions remain."