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    black or dark olive and white for buggers. small...

    black or dark olive and white for buggers. small murdich minnows are good also. Poppers, yellow and black Boogle bug poppers size 6. Use no less than 3X tippet
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    Posting these pictures for Jim. He can post the recipehttps://hosting.photobucket.com/images/pp156/Smalliechaser/IMG_0955.jpg

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    Awesome day Jim!


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  4. I fished from my kayak over the years in cool and...

    I fished from my kayak over the years in cool and cold weather. Last year I was out in January a couple of times. I usually wear performance type long underwear, the kind that wicks away moisture...
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    I'm looking forward to it! Jim and I have fished...

    I'm looking forward to it! Jim and I have fished together since the mid 90s. He is a great fly fisherman and really has a knack for finding big browns. I hope everyone gets to come up to LRO on Feb 2...
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    The roll on indicator on the nymph rig works well...

    The roll on indicator on the nymph rig works well and makes it much easier to see a strike. Jim taught me this technique over 20 years ago. learning to to judge water depth and how to keep your fly...
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    http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp156/Smalliech...

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    You would not believe how many Browns like this Grampus catches in the GSMNP every year!
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    Yes, Green and Pink squirmies all work well in...

    Yes, Green and Pink squirmies all work well in the Smokies. I keep both standard chenille weenies and squirmies in my fly box.
  9. Thread: Smallmouth?

    by Troutman
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    There is some decent Smallmouth fishing on the...

    There is some decent Smallmouth fishing on the Little river on the lower end of Townsend. As David said, the picnic areas are good areas to access and wade. If you want to float some better sections...
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    It has been awhile since I have fished any of the...

    It has been awhile since I have fished any of the local lakes with a fly rod, but being spring it is a good time of year. The largemouth and crappie and bream are shallow enough to target them easier...
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    I've Smallmouth fished this river for a really...

    I've Smallmouth fished this river for a really long time. There is lots of access in PF and Sevierville. Like 2 wt said, most parking lots of businesses will allow access and there are some parking...
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    Nice Bass Buzz!

    Nice Bass Buzz!
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    I found those mounts at Bass Pro shop . Not...

    I found those mounts at Bass Pro shop .
    Not sure if they still have them and I sold that boat last year. Good luck in your search
  14. Thread: Sinking Line

    by Troutman
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    Yes, get an intermediate. I have a class 3 full...

    Yes, get an intermediate. I have a class 3 full sink and rarely use it, but an intermediate is very useful especially in rivers and creeks. Haven't spent a lot of time fishing lakes with the fly rod...
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    Happy New Years / Last trip of 2016!

    I had the day off of work yesterday, and decided to get in a final trip for some specs. I usually try to go several times throughout the late fall when they have their spawning colors , but with the...
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    Haven't tied a lot over the past several months ,...

    Haven't tied a lot over the past several months , but I am now back to tying up some more Smallmouth flies. Modified Wiggle minnows and a couple of new streamers to try out next year.
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    Thanksgiving weekend 2016

    I did not make any trips for brook trout this fall like I normally do. The extreme low water levels and all the area wildfires kept me out of the park this year. I did make 1 final kayak float this...
  18. Thread: Fly line

    by Troutman
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    Thanks Madison, I'm hoping to pick up a box of...

    Thanks Madison, I'm hoping to pick up a box of intermediate for an 8wt this winter.
  19. Thread: Fly line

    by Troutman
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    Fly line

    Looking for a recommendation on a new fly line. I am wanting to get a slow sinking intermediate for unweighted and lightly weighted streamers for Smallies on the French Broad and Holston rivers. I...
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    When I saw the MC van parked there, with all the...

    When I saw the MC van parked there, with all the students in their hiking boots and backpacks, I told my wife that was probably an enjoyable class to take. They get to take fun overnight field trips...
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    Where you with the group from Maryville College...

    Where you with the group from Maryville College natural sciences? I was camping over in F-loop at F038 on the water this weekend also. We didn't arrive till about 2pm on Saturday.You may have seen my...
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    Glad you finally made it over the mtn and caught...

    Glad you finally made it over the mtn and caught some fish while here!
  23. Thread: Carp Report

    by Troutman
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    Take the spool off the reel and rinse well with...

    Take the spool off the reel and rinse well with water. Might have some sand in it. If it is the Lamson Liquid reel, check the clearance around the spool rim that it is not bent in. I have had some...
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    Yes, I use the Cutters from River Road creations....

    Yes, I use the Cutters from River Road creations. The size 6 and 10 cutters. before they were available I made a stencil out of a large flat magnet sheet and just traced out the outline on the foam....
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    The extra fold makes an air pocket, so that when...

    The extra fold makes an air pocket, so that when you strip the fly under , the air comes out from both sides and leaves a bubble trail. It also helps create that special sound that really makes this...
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