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Angler in Snow
Fishing Report
Winter is here. Winter fly fishing can be very rewarding. Warm weather can bring the trout back to activity again. And the tailwaters fish well this month
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Walter Babb

Featuring Walter Babb and Hugh Hartsell
These two guys are some of your favorite people to watch and listen to. Walter will be tying at the shop on Saturday December 6th. Hugh will be here on Saturday December 13th. You don't want to miss either of these two dates.
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Lefty Kreh

Approaching Fish by Lefty Kreh
Lefty Kreh is a monthly featured writer for the Little River Journal. He is no doubt the most famous fly fisherman in the world. His insight into the sport will be offered for your enjoyment. Approaching Fish is of most importance here in the Great Smoky Mount
ains. But it also pertains to all anglers wherever they are fishing. You will learn from this article.
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Steve's Cahill Emerger
Tying the Cahill Emerger - Steve Yates
What a great looking fly. It's perfect for the Smokies and tied by a man who fishes the mountain streams.
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Smokies Stream
Exploring by David Knapp
David likes to explore the backcountry streams of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has found some hidden gems in this wilderness.
His Thoughts
Sage Reel

New Sage "Click" Reels
The new reels from Sage are beautiful and simple. And they are extremely light. The minute we saw them Daniel and I went crazy over them. I seems they were made for the newest lighest rods that have come ont the market lately. The strip out and retrieve are smooth with a wonderful clicking sound that is the perfect pitch in both directions. These reel are made for trout and panfish. There is no disk drag, only a clicker that is adjustable. The finish is remarkable, the porting is perfect and you will call this reel "sweet". I've seen a lot of new reels lately. This is one I would actually like to buy.

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Byron Begley
Best of the Fishing Report by Byron Begley
The fishing report began as a quick look at fishing conditions and information that anglers need before making a decision whether to drive to the Smokies and fish. They would learn what flies are working and at what elevation the fishing was best. The Fishing Report readership grew and e-mails indicated that readers enjoyed the stories about being in the fly shop business, living in the Smokies and reading about my friends. So every month I plan to replay some of those
stories here.

Fishpond Cooler

Gear Review and Register to Win!
We know this doesn't seem to be a likely candidate for a great review but it is perfect. Learn about this useful piece of gear and register to win one.

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Parachute Adams Fly

Flies for the Angler...some new, some not so new.
Here are some of our best patterns and some new flies that have not been tested yet by us. It looks like a good selection. Enjoy!

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Kayak in Ocean
Fly Fishing and Kayaks
I have been working on this project for years, researching equipment, finding the right places to visit. This article is about what I learned from the experience. The photography and story take place in Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is a beautiful place and it is perfect for kayak fishing and paddling.
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Something New in Townsend That You Will Love!
Even though I live here I hardly ever go to Cades Cove. Why? I hate driving in heavy traffic. That's one of the reasons I moved here. Then came along Cades Cove Heritage Tours, a non-profit organization offering tours of the Cove in fuel efficient clean vehicles. I went on one of the tours before this organization opened recently. I enjoyed it. And I got to see everything without concentrating on driving. Future options may include an angler shuttle to Abrams Creek. Now wouldn't that be great? We need to support these folks.

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Gift Card

Here is a Gift Card Deal for You! Get an extra $10.
Here is the perfect gift. Our gift cards are available in any amount. You can buy them online, call us at 877-448-3474 to order one or stop by the shop. We can even e-mail a gift card notice if you are in a last minute hurry. They can be redeemed at the shop, by placing a phone order or purchasing from our Online Catalog. You can use them as often as you wish as long as you have a remaining balance.

Find out about our $10 Bonus available to you if you purchase a card valued at $100 or more. This special is for you, the Subscribers of the Little River Journal. More Information

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Bleeding Baitfish
Learn to tie this great big game fly.
The bleeding baitfish is a super minnow pattern that was first used in the Florida Keys for layed-up tarpon. I quickly caught on as a general baitfish pattern for fresh and saltwater.

Link to Instructions
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Have you heard about Troutfest?
Troutfest is a Fly Fishing Exposition held in Townsend. It is a project of the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and other conservation organizations. Money raised from Troutfest benefits Great Smoky Mountains National Park fisheries projects. Lefty Kreh, Joe Humphreys and Bob Clouser will be here next year. It will be held May 15, 16 and 17, 2009.

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