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    This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish.
    So, if you have an articulated fly that you want to fish, do you clip off the front or the back hook?

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    Most articulated patterns have the rear hook clipped. Fish typically attack the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    This is just a reminder to everyone to please make sure you know the Park rules when fishing in the Smokies. I was out tossing streamers yesterday (slow day) when I came across a huge articulated fly in a tree with TWO hooks in it. That does NOT qualify as a dropper fly. Park regulations clearly state that a dropper is permitted but the two flies must be a minimum of 12 inches apart. Further is generally better if you are trying to avoid snagging fish.
    I think this is why we no longer see mountain fishing reports from Breck

    If it's not articulated and at least 6 inches long he won't throw it

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