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  1. If its just a big brown you're after, i think...

    If its just a big brown you're after, i think you'd do just as well on the little river.
    If you just wanna try deep creek, like old tom said, you need to hike for a while.
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    Chase, this is a fantastic fish. Congrats.

    Chase, this is a fantastic fish. Congrats.
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    its a great little loop hike. gets pretty...

    its a great little loop hike.
    gets pretty snakey in the summer so be careful, especially down by the main river.
    hopefullly the big flood event we had recently cleaned out that bend in the river...
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    it gets a lot of silty run-off from gravel roads....

    it gets a lot of silty run-off from gravel roads. Turns a deep blue-green color pretty often.
    Also gets quite low in the dry months.
    Doubt there's many fish, if any, you'd want to bother with.
    ...
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    Wow! decided to check and see if this place was...

    Wow! decided to check and see if this place was still here.
    Like the new look
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    I assume just rock hopping up a cool mtn stream....

    I assume just rock hopping up a cool mtn stream.
    Doubt they are really using it as an effective means of getting from point A to B.
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    wow that is tiny water. I probably would have...

    wow that is tiny water.
    I probably would have looked at it and decided it was just a wet weather drainage.
  8. Thread: Next Week

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    You'll be walking distance form the fly shop....

    You'll be walking distance form the fly shop.
    They can sell you the right license & stamp. Buy some flies or something and they'll likely give you a pointer or 2 on where to go.
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    Joe, anytime i've inherited old tying materials,...

    Joe, anytime i've inherited old tying materials, I always put them in a ziplock, throw it in the freezer for a couple of weeks to kill any bugs, and then wash them with a tiny bit of woolite in...
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    Yep, not sure if just a coincidence, but seems...

    Yep, not sure if just a coincidence, but seems like ever since they re-did the parking area at the trailhead, the stream above the cabins has been getting hammered 7 days a week.
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    Well, sort of. I don't think they've had stock...

    Well, sort of.
    I don't think they've had stock on volumes 1 to 16 in several years.
    My wife usually gets me one every year for Christmas and they never have those.
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    Unfortunately, they haven't done very well with...

    Unfortunately, they haven't done very well with the archives. The older volumes are very hard to find on DVD & i'm pretty sure there's a good bit that never made it past VHS.

    There's a few that...
  13. Thread: Sunglasses

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    About 10 years ago, I left home without my...

    About 10 years ago, I left home without my expensive sunglasses on the way to the park. Swung into LRO and bought a cheap pair for $30. They have, still to this day been the best pair i've ever...
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    Guessing around 9"-9.5", but i've never actually...

    Guessing around 9"-9.5", but i've never actually put a measuring tape beside a fish in the park, so who knows.
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    Most important thing after the water has slowed...

    Most important thing after the water has slowed on a sunny day is presentation imo. Long casts with a soft landing. Limiting your false casts will help with twisting tippets and leaders (as well as...
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    Water levels are low right now. Guessing if we...

    Water levels are low right now.
    Guessing if we don't get significant rain very soon, we'll start hearing drought talk.
    August could be really bad.
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    Depends on the depth of water i'm fishing. I...

    Depends on the depth of water i'm fishing.
    I like my dropper to bump along the bottom, but not enough to mess up the drift of my dry fly.

    Usually 12-18".
  18. South Mills River is in Pisgah NF.

    South Mills River is in Pisgah NF.
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    When you call, even if TWRA can't make it out...

    When you call, even if TWRA can't make it out there in time to question the person you're calling about, at least you're letting them know there's a problem. Enough calls and they will start to have...
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    I tie them several different ways, but this is my...

    I tie them several different ways, but this is my go to:

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/IMGP1309.jpg

    Floss body, single piece of peacock for rib, & 2 wraps of...
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    I understand not allowing people on the lake...

    I understand not allowing people on the lake during the work phases and draw downs, but the quote I posted states that "Brookfield has bought the lake". Not even sure how this is possible.
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    So was this comment from another thread just...

    So was this comment from another thread just misinformation, or an early april fools joke?
  23. Thread: Elk River

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    some pigs in the river, but its sort of the type...

    some pigs in the river, but its sort of the type of place you stand in the same spot casting an indicator beside the fish feeder all day long. no real challenge, but probably a great place to relax...
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    I really don't think it has a lot to do with...

    I really don't think it has a lot to do with stocked vs wild fish.
    I've seen some stocked brook trout that had very vibrant colors.
    I think it has a lot to do with the time of year, what they've...
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    I think a lot of it has to do with how much...

    I think a lot of it has to do with how much sunlight the stream gets as well.
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