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  1. Thread: giudes

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    There are a number of good guides and you can't...

    There are a number of good guides and you can't go wrong with any of them, but I've always enjoyed going down the river with Mike Bone. I might be wrong, but I'd guess he's probably taken more folks...
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    Thx! I may take you up on that when I get back...

    Thx! I may take you up on that when I get back in town.
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    Good stuff Shawn. Thanks! Key Ideas in...

    Good stuff Shawn. Thanks!

    Key Ideas in finding a good boat fit:



    Make a list on things you desire/require in a boat.

    How are you going to transport/launch
    Storage
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    Thanks Waterwolf for the insight and the offer. ...

    Thanks Waterwolf for the insight and the offer. I'm slammed for the next two weeks and then out of town for the next two weeks (which maybe isn't a good omen for the amount of time I'd actually be...
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    Towee?

    Thanks for the insight as to the fishing shows. Definitely a good place to shop.

    Any thoughts on running a Towee boat on the Clinch/Holston/French Broad. I know the Towee boats are made in TN...
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    Raft and Drift Boat Shopping

    I've been toying with the idea of buying either a raft or a drift boat for floating the local tailwaters. The big problem I'm having is the lack of opportunities to "kick the tires" on what would be...
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    Thanks 16g! Will check it out!

    Thanks 16g! Will check it out!
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    Thanks! By south of that area are you talking...

    Thanks! By south of that area are you talking about Sarasota/outside the bay or further south. We'll have our truck so can move around if needed.
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    Family Fishing Guide in Tampa Bay?

    Heading to Tampa in March with the family. The kids are too young for salt water fly casting (they do OK on our local streams), so this will just be spin fishing. Any recommendations on a guide in...
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    Thanks! May head north and check out the SoHo if...

    Thanks! May head north and check out the SoHo if it is floatable.
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    Tailwater Fishing?

    I have an opportunity to take a day off next week and was thinking about hitting one of the tailwaters. I haven't been out in a while and the message board has been pretty quiet. How are the...
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    Agree with all these tips. I'd hit Elkmont,...

    Agree with all these tips.

    I'd hit Elkmont, Tremont, or Greenbrier areas. Keep walking upstream until you are well away from the crowds.

    Fly choice isn't as critical as stealth. Stay out of...
  13. Thread: Hi from wales

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    Your nymphs should work fine. I almost always...

    Your nymphs should work fine.

    I almost always use an Elk Hair Caddis for a dry and/or a Greenie Weenie.

    As others have said, a stealthy approach and presentation are much more important than...
  14. Thread: Gear question

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    We bought the Nikon Monarch 7 and have been very...

    We bought the Nikon Monarch 7 and have been very happy with them.

    Every few years Cornell Lab of Ornithology does a huge review of binoculars. I believe 2013 was the last year.

    I don't know...
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    Thx. I've been doing some reading online. Looks...

    Thx. I've been doing some reading online. Looks pretty good.
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    Port St. Joe/Cape San Blas guides

    Heading down mid-July for a week with the in-laws. Any guide recommendations? Thanks!
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    Nice Fly Tying Video

    Especially love the baby bird fly:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-made-super-fly-pat-cohen/
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    Yep. Always give your significant other the front...

    Yep. Always give your significant other the front of the boat!
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    Fishing with Mike Bone 9/23

    Had a great half day of fishing with Mike Bone this morning. Beautiful first day of Fall!

    These two rainbows taped right about 20". My wife caught the fish of the day, though. Initially I...
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    Given your location, if it's not too hot I would...

    Given your location, if it's not too hot I would fish along the gravel road after Tremont Institute. Water may be too warm, though.

    I fished Greenbrier this weekend with a yellow EHC/Greene...
  21. Thread: More Jet Boats!

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    More Jet Boats!

    http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/07/30/french-broad-jet-boat/30905519/
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    I don't think he ever said he was in the park....

    I don't think he ever said he was in the park. Six fish over 15" in the park
    would be a record day. I'm guessing private water outside of the park, but if that is inside the GSMNP hats off! In...
  23. Thread: Holston

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    Unfortunately your read was spot-on.

    Unfortunately your read was spot-on.
  24. Thread: Holston

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    Thanks for all the advice. Hit the Holston...

    Thanks for all the advice.

    Hit the Holston today as planned.

    Didn't have to worry about jet boats, the water was LOW. Had to get out of the canoe and pull it upstream in a number of places.
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  25. Thread: Holston

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    Holston

    Interested in taking the canoe (with trolling motor) to the Holston this weekend to try for some smallies. I don't have a shuttle, so I'll have to motor up and drift back down to my put-in.

    Any...
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