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  1. Thread: bucket list

    by JoelO
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    According to Cassada's book, there are natives in...

    According to Cassada's book, there are natives in that stream. I've never fished it though. I would think the fishing would be pretty good since, I assume, it doesn't get a lot of visitors.
  2. Jim, no, not too wordy. I like the details...the...

    Jim, no, not too wordy. I like the details...the details help eliminate confusion. It sounds like I need to a) use a longer rod ...currently using an 8 ft 4 wt., b) get closer to the target given...
  3. David, how far above the nymph do you place the...

    David, how far above the nymph do you place the split shot? I'm always worried that the presence of split shot will somehow spook the fish. Also, if you're not sight fishing, how hard is it to...
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    My brother and I have been going to the park...

    My brother and I have been going to the park twice a year for the last 20 years. We aren't anywhere in the same league as David, Jim or some of you others but we catch fish every day. Some days its...
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    Relatively easy wade opportunities: Walker Camp...

    Relatively easy wade opportunities: Walker Camp Prong, WPLP near the visitor's center, portions of Tremont.
  6. Thread: Lots of water

    by JoelO
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    The Caney Fork is just as bad. Its at 668 feet...

    The Caney Fork is just as bad. Its at 668 feet above the dam and they're pumping about 24k cfs. They don't start shutting it down to wadeable levels (<1.2kish cfs) until it gets to 630 feet above...
  7. Thread: Tellico Plains

    by JoelO
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    Frankly, I would spend more time on Sycamore...

    Frankly, I would spend more time on Sycamore Creek or the North River versus fishing on the big river (Tellico). He'll have shorter casting distances and smaller water to contend with. I spend most...
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    Love those hard hits! That's why I love to swing...

    Love those hard hits! That's why I love to swing soft hackles from time to time...they pretty much hook themselves when they take it on the swing. I've already identified in my mind a couple of...
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    Beautiful! When you say troll it, do you...

    Beautiful! When you say troll it, do you position yourself slightly upstream and you swing it through the pool while you strip? I hardly ever fish streamers but that's how I do it ... I might be...
  10. I was lucky...caught it on a #16 zebra...

    I was lucky...caught it on a #16 zebra midge...not the big meal you would be expecting it to go after. I'm strictly catch and release, no matter the size...they all go back behind the rock if I...
  11. Caught this one a few years ago...23.5" I didn't...

    Caught this one a few years ago...23.5" I didn't weigh it though...just a few pictures and off it went.

    http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/JoelO_01/P7050924_zps82e1231d.jpg
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    I've got nothing. I've never fished it, just...

    I've got nothing. I've never fished it, just Slickrock Creek (many years ago) which dumps into it. It's suppose to be a good trout fishery...at least that's what I read from online reports. ...
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    Jim, your Grampus fly looks fantastic! That will...

    Jim, your Grampus fly looks fantastic! That will be a fun one to try to tie. The Guinea fly is interesting. It almost looks like the pictures of the Mop fly I've seen but with a Guinea hackle. ...
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    Ha! I think you figured it out (posting...

    Ha! I think you figured it out (posting pictures). That fish is feeding well.

    It'll be fun trying a new technique (high-sticking) when my brother and I hit the Park in late September.
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    Jim, thanks for the details! I figured you were...

    Jim, thanks for the details! I figured you were high-sticking. I've got to spend more time working on that technique. My 8 foot 4wt does not give me a whole lot of reach though.

    LRO has a...
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    Dang! Incredible fish! I've only caught one like...

    Dang! Incredible fish! I've only caught one like that and it was in a tailwater...nothing in the same hemisphere as that in the Park. Do you fish those nymphs under an indicator? If not, what tips...
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    I agree with JayR. Float tubes are useful for...

    I agree with JayR. Float tubes are useful for still water or slow moving streams. In swift water, they would knock you over easier than having nothing at all (increased surface area to catch the...
  18. Thread: Success At Last

    by JoelO
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    Congrats! The dry/dropper combo is my go-to...

    Congrats! The dry/dropper combo is my go-to setup. I always catch fish but I'm sure there's other tips/tricks that a guide could show me to increase my success rate.
  19. Thread: Turtletown Creek

    by JoelO
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    Did you fish North River, Bald River or Sycamore...

    Did you fish North River, Bald River or Sycamore creek when you went to Tellico? All of those streams are designated as "wild" streams (no stocking/single hook artificial lures/flies only). ...
  20. Thread: Lost rod

    by JoelO
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    Sorry to hear about that...I hope you get some...

    Sorry to hear about that...I hope you get some positive news.

    An 8wt is a lot of rod for the Little River...were you throwing big streamers?
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    You'll need to go way above the falls. Brother...

    You'll need to go way above the falls. Brother and I are old and lazy so we start fishing 10 minutes or so above the falls...not a good idea because EVERYONE fishes that stretch and the fishing IMO...
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    Chase, when you're fishing the weighted nymphs,...

    Chase, when you're fishing the weighted nymphs, are you tight-lining or fishing under an indicator? Or put another way, what's the best way to fish a heavily-weighted nymph? :)
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    That.is.awesome!

    That.is.awesome!
  24. Thread: Pace

    by JoelO
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    I'm lazy, when I get 200-300 yards up from my car...

    I'm lazy, when I get 200-300 yards up from my car I walk back and move it. Yeh, I'm covering the same distance but I'd rather have my car close by if an emergency pops up, weather moves in or I get...
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    You picked a good guide. David would be at the...

    You picked a good guide. David would be at the top of my list for a Smokies education even though I out-number him by many years. Did you end up fishing the LR much or did you hit some of the...
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