Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Meet the New Members > New Members Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-06-2008, 10:44 AM
Mike Savage Mike Savage is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 1
Default I'm new

Hey; I've just signed up. I live in Birmingham, and my fly fishing experience has been all warm water--bass, bream, etc. I'm just starting in the Smokies (Abrams last weekend), and will be backpacking in to some smaller water. I've been using a 4-piece 8.5 ft. 5 weight for several years, but wonder if I need something smaller. I know fishermen don't usually have opinions, but I'm interested in thoughts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-06-2008, 11:01 AM
jeffnles1's Avatar
jeffnles1 jeffnles1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 1,125
Default

I use a 9' 5wt on a regular basis in the Park. Abrams is a pretty good size piece of water (by GSMP standards) and the 8'6" will be fine.

I do have a 7'6" 3wt that I use mainly because I like the rod and it's fun to fish that little short light rod on the streams.

However, I wouldn't go out and buy a new rod just for the park if I already had a rod like you described.

Of course, while you're in Townsend, stop by LRO, talk with anyone in the shop, take a couple rods out back and cast. I'm sure you'll fine one that you NEED and cannot live without.

Should your wife ask, I will deny saying that and ask for written proof.

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-08-2008, 10:52 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,193
Default

Welcome! That rod should be fine. My personal preference is to have something with a little backbone for throwing heavy nymphs, etc., just in case... On the other hand, if you want an excuse for a new rod, then you definitely need a 3 or 4 wt for fishing in the Park...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-08-2008, 09:58 PM
bigpopper's Avatar
bigpopper bigpopper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 334
Default Welcome!

Hey, welcome to the LRO board ! Hope you enjoy it. Lots to learn here, its a great source of information and a great place to share what ya know. Fly fishing is one of those things that once you start you cant stop, and when youre not doin it , its what you wanna be doin. Havnt fished the smokie mts. yet, gonna try this August. Best of luck and good fishin to ya!
Mark <::><
__________________
Mark <::::><


"We try to be perfect, but we're only fishermen. We wade out into the water, we don't walk on top of it."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.