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  1. Thread: Fiberglass

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    I built several of the Orvis Fullflex rods when...

    I built several of the Orvis Fullflex rods when they first came out....still fish the one I have left and its a lot of fun. Check eBay from time to time....have seen some great deals on some of these...
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    I began fishing in the Park when I was 13....55...

    I began fishing in the Park when I was 13....55 years ago...so I guess that would qualify to some as the good ole days. The was a less crowded time back before "that movie" which made everyone want...
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    There weren't nearly as many people fishing then...

    There weren't nearly as many people fishing then as now. All the bridges were the same as they are today...the spot where the land slide is across the trail was always wet. When I first started...
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    Great looking trout for sure. My moment came way...

    Great looking trout for sure. My moment came way before digital cameras were even a dream. I was fishing with my grandfather back when you could drive up to the forks of Little River and Fishcamp...
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    Not a big secret....my favorite fish/hike is up...

    Not a big secret....my favorite fish/hike is up the Little River Trail above Elkmont....big water down low and great small water above the forks of the river....a 3.7 mile hike....you can bite off...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Tight lines and a happy holiday to all who frequent this board and share their amazing experiences in the most wonderful of God's places.....The Smoky Mountains!
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    The last time I was on Straight Fork was about 3...

    The last time I was on Straight Fork was about 3 years ago after the huge water event...began at the bridge with a ten inch brown from the long pool under the bridge and then I beat myself silly for...
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    I know that smile....I managed to hook and land...

    I know that smile....I managed to hook and land my first red on a fly last month in St. Joe Bay...after a long learning curve I caught three in less than a week wading the grass beds....biggest was a...
  9. Thread: Kayak trailer

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    Check out the Malone trailers on Austin Canoe and...

    Check out the Malone trailers on Austin Canoe and Kayak website....I have a Wilderness Ride about the same size as yours and the trailers will hold two of them and travel very well.
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    Several years ago I was camping with my fishing...

    Several years ago I was camping with my fishing buddy in Elkmont as I have for the last 40 years. In all of that time I have never had any problems with my campsite from either the two legged or the...
  11. Thread: Where to go

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    The rivers have a lot of room for water right...

    The rivers have a lot of room for water right now....so it all depends on how much rain falls. You might want to look at the flow projections before you head out. If the rivers are high I might try...
  12. Thread: 5wt question

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    Good luck....I have been searching for that same...

    Good luck....I have been searching for that same perfect rod for over 50 years....haven't found it yet and am still buying rods. Love a short 2wt for those really tight rhoddo creeks and have caught...
  13. Thread: brook trout

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    Just recently visited my 89 year old uncle in...

    Just recently visited my 89 year old uncle in Sevierville who grew up fishing in the Park waters....he still asks if I caught any Specs....nuff said!
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    I was just in Cades Cove last week.....go to...

    I was just in Cades Cove last week.....go to Anthony in the picnic area with a yellow parachute Adams....fished selected pools....those with enough water to hold a fish and caught 6-8 bows in about...
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    Can't wait for next installment....when my friend...

    Can't wait for next installment....when my friend and I were there last October the first thing we heard was that there were about 8-10 fish per mile. In four days of fishing I only managed to spot 2...
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    As always there is a wealth of information given...

    As always there is a wealth of information given freely on this site....would have loved to be able to tap into this kind of source early in my "career". Since you are not a novice and recognize...
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    Still looking after 55 years....have fished...

    Still looking after 55 years....have fished glass, cane and graphite.... long and short...always bring too many and end up ignoring a few. Water size not a factor either...used my Orvis one ounce...
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    Second the idea of hiking in in my wading boots...

    Second the idea of hiking in in my wading boots if camping....love my llbean wading boots with stealth sticky soles...don't like felt for long hikes...too much water and mud...once at camp then a...
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    I ran out of regular bait lake fishing one...

    I ran out of regular bait lake fishing one morning and began turning over logs...found a huge roach which I wouldn't pick up but pinned it with my foot and hooked it... Caught a two pound largemouth...
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    I have been fishing the Park for over 50...

    I have been fishing the Park for over 50 years....began by watching and fishing with my grandfather who fished the mountains before they were part of the present day park. He would tell me that when...
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    Didn't say it was just mountains....but on...

    Didn't say it was just mountains....but on Tremont during warm fall days I have caught several dragon flies on a yellow EHC. On a small lake where my dad retired I managed to catch a bullfrog on a...
  22. Thread: New Zealand

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    Wannabe...I had not problem with any of my...

    Wannabe...I had not problem with any of my fishing gear...tackle wise...we did have to pull out our wading boots at customs...after looking at them they took them into the back and shortly brought...
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    Have tried a lot of different styles....do...

    Have tried a lot of different styles....do nothing but wet wade in the park...must is strong ankle support in my mature years...the stealth soled Bean wading boots are light and they have that sticky...
  24. Thread: New Zealand

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    They are really big into the didymo preventionl....

    They are really big into the didymo preventionl. We both took our boots with stealth rubber soles and had cleaned them before we left. At customs they we inspected, taken somewhere for cleaning and...
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    If there is enough water in it the little stream...

    If there is enough water in it the little stream behind park headquarters has fish in it...the section across little river road has several pockets of fishable water...small rubber legged PT will...
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