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    Yeah, I tried to convince him Chacos would be a...

    Yeah, I tried to convince him Chacos would be a bad idea, but he wouldn't listen. I think he learned that from his mother! But contrary to all expectations he actually managed pretty well. He...
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    Well, it's been a few years, but we finally...

    Well, it's been a few years, but we finally accomplished the mission! I now have photos of Sam Starkey standing in the confluence of Sam's Creek and Starkey Creek! We only lost the trail...
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    Very nice fish! Well done!

    Very nice fish! Well done!
  4. The traditional way to fish soft hackles...

    The traditional way to fish soft hackles (Leisenring lift technique) is to cast downstream on about a 45 degree angle, let the fly swing across the current until directly downstream then gently lift...
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    Looks like a Pat's nymph to me....

    Looks like a Pat's nymph to me. https://randrflyfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/PatNymph.jpg
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    Generally speaking, these high-water events we've...

    Generally speaking, these high-water events we've been having in December/January for the last couple of years do have a significant impact on recruitment of that year's spawn of browns and brookies....
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    Done. If you don't get an email from him in the...

    Done. If you don't get an email from him in the next few days let me know and I'll give him a nudge.
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    The LRCTU Volunteer Coordinator is Richard...

    The LRCTU Volunteer Coordinator is Richard Barnes. Is the email address listed in your signature still current? If so, I will forward that info to Richard and have him add you to his mailing list...
  9. Yeah, I've got you on my calendar. Haven't quite...

    Yeah, I've got you on my calendar. Haven't quite decided exactly which pot of hot steaming goodness I'll whip up this year, but I promise it will warm the cockles of any hearts that need warming! SC
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    The brook trout restoration is being done further...

    The brook trout restoration is being done further upstream above the natural barrier created by an old mill dam. I believe the dam is about 1/4 - 1/2 mile upstream from the picnic area. There are...
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    I may be mistaken, and welcome anyone correcting...

    I may be mistaken, and welcome anyone correcting me if I'm wrong, but I think they are part of the Winter Stocking Program as a strictly put-and-take fishery. I'm pretty sure the water there gets...
  12. Thread: Otters

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    There are those who disagree with him, but...

    There are those who disagree with him, but according to Matt Kulp, the Fisheries Biologist for the GSMNP who is responsible for knowing about such things, the otters really don't pose a significant...
  13. It's been my experience when that happens that...

    It's been my experience when that happens that it's a warpaint shiner, not a trout, that's messing with your fly. I've always figured that if the little guy feels comfortable enough in that spot to...
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    Doe River is definitely stocked, and I believe...

    Doe River is definitely stocked, and I believe Laurel Fork is as well. There's not a lot of rhodo encroaching on the Doe, especially in the section between the visitor center and the campground, so...
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    Yeah, if you're looking at tying your own flies...

    Yeah, if you're looking at tying your own flies as a way to save money, you most likely won't. Sure, that fly you paid $2 for might only have ~50 cents worth of materials used, but you have to buy...
  16. Thanks for the input, Gary. Yes, I am a firm...

    Thanks for the input, Gary. Yes, I am a firm believer in wearing moisture wicking synthetic fiber underwear anytime I'm around water in cold weather. Cotton kills! I also keep a change of dry...
  17. What to wear for cool weather kayak fishing?

    My girlfriend's son is getting married in mid-October this year up in Connecticut. In an effort to scratch Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts off of my bucket list of catching a fish on...
  18. I suppose I can plan to be there, assuming I...

    I suppose I can plan to be there, assuming I don't have anything better to do. :cool: And maybe I'll bring a big pot of something good and tasty. Might even wet a line this year.

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    The recipe I got from Mr. Hartsell once upon a...

    The recipe I got from Mr. Hartsell once upon a time calls for a #14 scud hook. It works for me.
  20. The boat has now been sold!

    The boat has now been sold!
  21. Reduced price to $450 and moved listing from...

    Reduced price to $450 and moved listing from boats to sporting goods. Here's the new link https://knoxville.craigslist.org/spo/d/1-man-inflatable-pontoon/6618959990.html
  22. Fishcat 1-man inflatable pontoon for sale

    I am selling my Fishcat Streamer XL-IR 1-man inflatable pontoon boat. Since switching to a fishing kayak I don't use this boat any more. Add posted on Craigslist at...
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    What canoe are you paddling? What other gear do...

    What canoe are you paddling? What other gear do you have currently taking up space? Unless you are paddling a very small canoe or have all available space already occupied, I don't see why you...
  24. Any pictures that were directly linked from the...

    Any pictures that were directly linked from the very popular Photobucket website are no longer available after Photobucket went from free hosting to a paid subscription service. There are other free...
  25. We made it back without incident. And yes, I was...

    We made it back without incident. And yes, I was being just a bit hyperbolic with the comment about everything being iced over. But not to worry, I will be there with a big pot of steaming hot Taco...
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