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    Fishing the South Holston

    TroutR, you can wade fish the South Holston fairly safely when they are running up to 400 CFS, but it begins to get risky after that. Zero generation will put you in the 200-300 CFS range , which is...
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    Jed, if the fly had wings it would pass for the...

    Jed, if the fly had wings it would pass for the Sheep fly. Just a thought.

    Ginseng Man
    Hugh Hartsell
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    Jim, There are several feathers on a Starling...

    Jim, There are several feathers on a Starling skin that can be used but the ones at the top of the shoulders are perfect for tying a Softhackle fly. The hackle stem is small, but strong enough to...
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    Jim, There are several feathers on a Starling...

    Jim, There are several feathers on a Starling skin that can be used but the ones at the top of the shoulders are perfect for tying a Softhackle fly. The hackle stem is small, but strong enough to...
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    Fellows, at this time of the year I almost always...

    Fellows, at this time of the year I almost always use a nymph as the point fly, (top one) and the Smoky Mountain Blackbird Softhackle as the Dropper. I do use the dry version of the Quill Gordon and...
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    Thank you Sir, for remembering us. Ginseng Man...

    Thank you Sir, for remembering us.
    Ginseng Man
    Hugh Hartsell
  7. Thread: Cosby Creek

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    I haven't fished Cosby Creek in a few months...

    I haven't fished Cosby Creek in a few months because early on the water was a little high and up until the last couple of weeks it was pretty low. I can tell you from past experience that I have...
  8. Thread: Summer 2019

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    Nice job, to both of you, under tough conditions....

    Nice job, to both of you, under tough conditions.

    Ginseng Man
    Hugh Hartsell
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    Big Creek is loaded with fish, but they aren't...

    Big Creek is loaded with fish, but they aren't very large. The biggest problem up there is that it can be loaded with rafters, tubers, and lots of noisy people. If you like solitude, it has a great...
  10. Good morning, Steve. I have taken the website...

    Good morning, Steve. I have taken the website down. I had a computer crash some time ago and the Front Page Software we used to access the site was on that computer. We bought an Apple Computer after...
  11. xviguage, I happened to be using a Hellgramite...

    xviguage, I happened to be using a Hellgramite pattern that is real similar to the one that Jim showed us how to tie at LRO's. The dropper that I was using below it was a Smoky Mountain Blackbird...
  12. I'll have to admit that Jim's beautiful pictures...

    I'll have to admit that Jim's beautiful pictures and his great story got my blood moving pretty good so I got my 6wt rod out that handles the bigger flies well and off to the Park I drove this...
  13. Great story, Jim! Thank you for sharing. You are...

    Great story, Jim! Thank you for sharing. You are definitely a Master.
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    Beautiful pictures and a great story. The young...

    Beautiful pictures and a great story. The young lady is a brave soul to be fishing up there with any sort of sandals.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ginseng Man
    Hugh Hartsell
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    Hello folks. It had been awhile since I attended...

    Hello folks. It had been awhile since I attended a fly tying event, but I had the opportunity to see Jim Parks tie on Saturday. It was great watching a former Cocke Countian do some serious tying as...
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    Good morning fellows, here is the recipe that I...

    Good morning fellows, here is the recipe that I use most of the time for the Smoky Mountain Blackbird SoftHackle.
    Thread: Unithread 8/0 Black
    Hook: TMC 2457 #12-16
    Weight: .015 Leadfree Wire 15-18...
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    Thanks to Byron

    I read in Byron's Fishing Report this morning,August 5th 2018, where he has been writing the report daily almost, since 2008. That is a lot of dedication and time spent to see that the people who are...
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    Happy birthday, Paula.

    Good morning, young Lady. I see that you have a birthday, today. I haven't seen you in a long time so I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and thank you for all that you have given to the world of...
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    Congratulations, Jim. Beautiful fish. ...

    Congratulations, Jim. Beautiful fish.

    Ginseng Man
    Hugh Hartsell
  20. Thread: cormorants

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    This is a problem that I have been watching now...

    This is a problem that I have been watching now for 2-3 years and it is growing very rapidly. A few years ago it was not common to see them in East Tn. except for maybe a few passing through. They...
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    Thank you Mrs. Anna, and thank you Travis, for...

    Thank you Mrs. Anna, and thank you Travis, for being a great guide. A little professional assistance can open up a whole new world. I wish you continued success.
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    Results in the Park

    I have been fortunate enough to get to fish Little River several times in the last two weeks and yesterday was probably the longest back country trip that I've taken in a while. I fished up to...
  23. I can still remember to this day; even though I...

    I can still remember to this day; even though I was just a young teenager, how my mentors who first started reading Joe's articles from Outdoor Life were influenced by the methods of tandem nymph...
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    xviguage, When you are on Little River, or...

    xviguage,
    When you are on Little River, or the Middle Prong, just look for a Tan Honda Pilot and if I happen to be there I would be glad to give you a little help. It would be my pleasure to fish...
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    Fishing success

    I would imagine there are some who have bad days and can't figure out what is going wrong, even when you have tried everything. I still have those days on occasion. My first love is tightlineing...
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