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    You can use just about any fly you want with a...

    You can use just about any fly you want with a Tenkara rod. My GF fishes with all different kinds of nymphs (most of them weighted) and often times with two nymphs rigged the same as a high stick...
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    Nice fish. Nice rod. Nice reel. I love those...

    Nice fish. Nice rod. Nice reel. I love those vintage Bronson fly reels. I have a 360 exactly like yours and an other one with a green spool and silver frame. I also have a 370 that is red and has a...
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    By that model number (correct me if I'm wrong) it...

    By that model number (correct me if I'm wrong) it should be a 7 1/2 footer for a 6 weight line. Ever try it with a 7 weight line? I know that many Fenwicks will cast fine going up a line weight. With...
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    Hey Swamp, did you (or someone) change the reel...

    Hey Swamp, did you (or someone) change the reel seat on that Fenwick? I've never seen a factory Fenwick with an up locking reel seat, but I guess it is possible. BTW, I hope that I can take a photo...
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    I'm into collecting and fishing with vintage...

    I'm into collecting and fishing with vintage equipment. I'm going to use my Fenwick 8 foot 7 weight fiberglass fly rod with a Pflueger Medalist fly reel (one of the older ones made in Akron) and a...
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    I'm not worried about the land owners. I plan on...

    I'm not worried about the land owners. I plan on fishing at the handicapped area at the roadside picnic spot out from town. I have a handicapped placard on my car that allows me to park there. I...
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    Smallmouth Streamers and Poppers

    I am planning on trying for some smallmouth bass in the Little River west of town at some of the road side rest/picnic areas. What are some local favorite flies/poppers in this stretch of the LR? I...
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    I'm 68 and have arthritis. Some days are better...

    I'm 68 and have arthritis. Some days are better than other days. Sounds like a plan. Why do you have to wait until fall?
    Joe
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    That is true, but when you are running out of...

    That is true, but when you are running out of time, and don't have that many more fishing days left in your life to spend searching or fishing, it sure is tempting.
    Joe
  10. Thread: Reel Repair?

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    Yeah, I was at the very first one around 20 years...

    Yeah, I was at the very first one around 20 years ago. That was when the Clark forums were bamboo and fiberglass combined. (I am more of a fiberglass fan than bamboo). I attended another one a few...
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    Hey bigsur, I was at the Bamboo bash this year....

    Hey bigsur, I was at the Bamboo bash this year. Did I meet you?
    Joe
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    Nice reels, Shawn. Thanks for posting. Joe

    Nice reels, Shawn. Thanks for posting.
    Joe
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    I collect and fish with older (antique or...

    I collect and fish with older (antique or vintage) fly reels. This particular reel was one of the many "Hardy Clones," in that it's design is exactly like one of the quality (and usually expensive)...
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    Didn't find anybody local, but a guy on one of...

    Didn't find anybody local, but a guy on one of the fishing forums I frequent who lives in California will fix it. I sent it out to him yesterday.
    Joe
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    Reel Repair?

    Does anyone know of anyone in the Townsend/Maryville/Pigeon Forge area who does reel repair? I have a nice (though cheap) fly reel that is a Hardy Clone. The little leaf spring that operates the...
  16. Yes Hugh, I would love to watch Jim catch some of...

    Yes Hugh, I would love to watch Jim catch some of those big browns. Better still, I would love to fish with him sometime.
    Joe
  17. Hugh, were you using the Guinea fly? I assume...

    Hugh, were you using the Guinea fly? I assume that you were but I don't see it in your post. Great story. I usually lose the fish I hook before landing them. It doesn't bother me though as I know I...
  18. Thanks for the prompt reply and the additional...

    Thanks for the prompt reply and the additional info, Jim. I hope you will be tying again at LRO this year.
    Joe
  19. Jim, I saw you tie the Guinea fly at the demo at...

    Jim, I saw you tie the Guinea fly at the demo at LRO. You told me then that it is a fly for Spring. Just wondering if you have had any success with it at other times of the year? Also, do you tie and...
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    LOL!!!!!!! Joe

    LOL!!!!!!!

    Joe
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    Thanks for telling me JayR. I just thought that...

    Thanks for telling me JayR. I just thought that the "notifications" function on the top main menu bar was for receiving messages from forum members. I tried to send you a pm but could not do it....
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    Good point JayR. I am assuming that water wolf,...

    Good point JayR. I am assuming that water wolf, or anyone else would/could send me a private message with info on those "secret" spots.....Joe
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    No, I'm not staying there. I live in Townsend and...

    No, I'm not staying there. I live in Townsend and I am always looking for places in the Park; i.e., creeks, streams, etc. that are easy to access. Any help or suggestions would be greatly...
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    I like the Fishpond Field Pack. Reasonable price...

    I like the Fishpond Field Pack. Reasonable price and very well made.
    Joe
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    Thanks for the article JayR. It was very...

    Thanks for the article JayR. It was very interesting.
    Joe
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