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    Thanks for sharing this although I hate to hear...

    Thanks for sharing this although I hate to hear about it. He was a really nice guy, and I always enjoyed sharing the stream with him. He will be missed!
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    The Arkansas River is the obvious option there....

    The Arkansas River is the obvious option there. It is a freestone stream so will be blown out early in the year. By late summer into the fall, however, it would be excellent. Depending on how late in...
  3. Thread: RIP John

    by David Knapp
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    I am really sorry to hear this. As others have...

    I am really sorry to hear this. As others have already mentioned, John was one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met. He was an amazing person and will be sorely missed. I'll never...
  4. Little River fished very well for me this past...

    Little River fished very well for me this past week one afternoon. Nymphing was my strategy although Iím guessing a few fish can be caught on dry flies now as well. Blue-winged olives would be my...
  5. All the above depending on time of year as well...

    All the above depending on time of year as well as many other variables. I always enjoy my backpacking trips but don’t get to go as often as I would like.
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    George Daniel’s book on Nymph Fishing does an...

    George Daniel’s book on Nymph Fishing does an excellent job explaining the difference between high sticking and euro nymphing. Lots of similarities and also some differences. I highly recommend that...
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    Here is a link to a blog post from a day on that...

    Here is a link to a blog post from a day on that water. The article before and after this one includes more on Deep Creek and Iíve got some older posts about it as well.
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  8. Thread: Caney

    by David Knapp
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    Not worth it...poor water quality has combined...

    Not worth it...poor water quality has combined with a ridiculous number of striped bass to seriously harm the number of trout and their current health. I wouldn't bother until winter at the earliest...
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    I think it depends on what you want to do, wade...

    I think it depends on what you want to do, wade or float. Most of your fishing on the Clinch can be done with a 10' 3 or 4 weight rod. It will lightly deliver those small midge rigs without spooking...
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    In terms of the best tool for the job for most...

    In terms of the best tool for the job for most anglers, a 10' 3 weight is probably about as good as it gets for fishing in the Park. The extra reach makes high sticking very simple for anglers of all...
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    Contact David Perry at 615-796-5143 or check out...

    Contact David Perry at 615-796-5143 or check out his website at southeasternfly.com for more info. He is an excellent guide and you will definitely enjoy a day on the water with him. Good luck!
  12. Mostly tungsten beads for me although I usually...

    Mostly tungsten beads for me although I usually undersize the bead and keep the fly small when using tungsten in a dry/dropper. If I'm having a hard time keeping the dry fly floating, I either go up...
  13. #14 Parachute Adams and #16 BHPT

    #14 Parachute Adams and #16 BHPT
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    If I plan on taking any pictures, I always carry...

    If I plan on taking any pictures, I always carry a net. It is much easier on the fish if you leave them in the net (rubber bag is best as mentioned above) and keep them in the water while getting...
  15. I generally add shot around 6-10" from the fly or...

    I generally add shot around 6-10" from the fly or flies. Split shot typically won't spook fish too much in the Smokies, but I have fished in places where it will.

    As far as seeing the strike...
  16. I typically do not use an indicator although I...

    I typically do not use an indicator although I use some indicator tippet at times ("Euro" style). I ALWAYS carry one with me though and add it to the leader if I'm fishing more than 15-20 feet out...
  17. Whether to get close or stay farther back really...

    Whether to get close or stay farther back really depends on the fish and where it is sitting. I always get as close as possible to a big fish but some are sitting in spots that simply won't allow...
  18. I always try to keep my leaders in the Smokies...

    I always try to keep my leaders in the Smokies the length of the rod or less. Preferably a little less. That makes high sticking easier. Stick with 4x or 5x for any dry flies #10 or smaller under...
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    Wow is that Chickamauga? That fishing pier up...

    Wow is that Chickamauga? That fishing pier up near the dam is normally way above the water if so... Crazy!!!
  20. Looks like a very nice cabin my friend! I'll have...

    Looks like a very nice cabin my friend! I'll have to check it out sometime.
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    Welcome to the board! I highly recommend taking...

    Welcome to the board! I highly recommend taking the beginner fly fishing classes at Little River Outfitters. The classes are very well done and do a great job of preparing anglers to get out and fish...
  22. Thread: Fall Spawn

    by David Knapp
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    The spawn for this year is probably mostly shot....

    The spawn for this year is probably mostly shot. Matt Kulp believes that recruitment from the spawn begins to be impacted at flows of around 1,000 cfs on Little River. We just went MUCH higher than...
  23. I'm particularly interested in that fine winner's...

    I'm particularly interested in that fine winner's plaque from Duckypaddler. My 2017 plaque is getting lonely in my fishing and tying room...
  24. Hope to be there this year! Looking forward to...

    Hope to be there this year! Looking forward to it...
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    That is a good high water option if you like...

    That is a good high water option if you like small brushy streams and small wild rainbows. There are definitely at least a few fish there.

    Most of the small streams will be fishable to varying...
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