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    Thanks for the info. on Streamside. Nice to have...

    Thanks for the info. on Streamside. Nice to have options. I may try one after I wear some of these out. Definitely enjoying a furled leader over nylon on my rig. Pre-length furled leader takes out...
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    Backpack Gourmet was a great book. A buddy of...

    Backpack Gourmet was a great book.

    A buddy of mine bought a dehydrator years ago and we always ate VERY well in backcountry. Surprisingly easy to be able to whip out some hearty grub. You can...
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    Glad to see this thread go to a more useful and...

    Glad to see this thread go to a more useful and informative conversation than from my lousy wet fly skills and piss poor day fishing! Thank you guys for the helpful follow ups. Very appreciated. 3...
  4. Thread: 5wt question

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    Great setup all around! You are going to be happy...

    Great setup all around! You are going to be happy for a very long time.
    Tight lines!
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    I've done this too for years on a 3wt Winston IM6...

    I've done this too for years on a 3wt Winston IM6 3pc and throw a 4wt line on it. Shoots line like nobody's business and cuts air. My "perfect" Smoky Mtn. Rod. Very lively with a fish on, large or...
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    I'll 2nd the motion on Cutthroat Leaders. I'm...

    I'll 2nd the motion on Cutthroat Leaders. I'm using the Dry Fly leader in two variations. One is longer and made for Dry fly (though I have thrown droppers on it too). The other is slightly shorter...
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    Tried a bead head prince and nothing keyed on it....

    Tried a bead head prince and nothing keyed on it. Really should have tried a pheasant tail.

    Now I know the fly you are meaning, and need some in my box. Time to remedy! The pattern is quite...
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    Could see the usual sulphurs coming off in a...

    Could see the usual sulphurs coming off in a fairly light hatch and tried all the regularly productive patterns but nothing was coming to them! Whatever the trout were coming to I could not see. It...
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    Hiwassee Report 08/30/15

    Fished the Hiwassee yesterday and found Trout rising all around but not taking the usual suspects. I talked to 2 other fly fishermen who were having the same kind of day, and overheard two other guys...
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    I chased a big fish for about 2 months on Little...

    I chased a big fish for about 2 months on Little River. It would rise to my fly from under a big rock but go back down. It seemed to hold in a certain pool so I kept going back to fish the area and...
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    That's a really nice and big mountain Brookie! ...

    That's a really nice and big mountain Brookie!
    By the way 10" and above is a "Trophy Fish" for Brook Trout by TN State standards and the TN Anglers Recognition Program.
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    I've been really happy this year using Cutthroat...

    I've been really happy this year using Cutthroat Leaders for dry fly.
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