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  1. Thread: RIP John

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    I didn’t really have the words earlier as I was...

    I didn’t really have the words earlier as I was still facing this hard reality that a man I grew up with, whose daughter baby sat me, and who taught me how to tie flies along with so much more had...
  2. Thread: RIP John

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    A fine man who I traveled with all over and also...

    A fine man who I traveled with all over and also taught me so much about this sport
  3. Thread: guides

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    $50 is average, $100 is good

    $50 is average, $100 is good
  4. Thread: guides

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    As a retired guide and now someone who hires them...

    As a retired guide and now someone who hires them in far away destinations here would my criteria

    1. was he prepared? On time, flies, food, drinks, generally looked ready for the day.
    2. during...
  5. This thing is getting out of control, I...

    This thing is getting out of control, I understand logical and sensible measures, but closing the park is a step too far. If we can’t go hike in the solitude of the smokies or fish a remote mountain...
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    Sorry for my long delay in responding. I actually...

    Sorry for my long delay in responding. I actually just got back from a weekend camping trip to Cades cove and fished Anthony above the picnic area. My report is don’t water your time, there are some...
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    I wear a Simms sling and love it. It took some...

    I wear a Simms sling and love it. It took some getting used to but now it’s great. I’m fairly minimalist though most days and many times have a cup of flies, some tippet, and some yarn in my wader...
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    Are you staying there or just looking for a creek...

    Are you staying there or just looking for a creek with easy access? I’ve got one in mind that’s stupidly easy to get to and not hard fishing if the latter is the case
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    First things first. I wouldn’t pay $50.00 for a...

    First things first. I wouldn’t pay $50.00 for a towee. They’re basically worthless imo and try to be too many different boats in one. They’re overpriced and just don’t perform well. In addition you...
  10. I’ve had the pleasure to fish that area a half...

    I’ve had the pleasure to fish that area a half dozen times and it’s a true gem. Not sure which creeks you fished but they’re all unique and wonderful. I’ve caught some dang nice fish and usually was...
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    I am basing my opinion of draw depth based on...

    I am basing my opinion of draw depth based on three decades of rowing literally every raft made and scores of frame components. Google doesn’t replace real river experiences. You can see for yourself...
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    Not trying to offend but there’s not a raft in...

    Not trying to offend but there’s not a raft in existence that only draws 3” of water.

    with a boat that size you’re somewhat limited. BSF is doable, as is the Chucky. The pigeon on high water would...
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    How big is your raft?

    How big is your raft?
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    First, I’m of the school that it doesn’t make one...

    First, I’m of the school that it doesn’t make one dang difference the color line. The shadow and slap is far more important than the color from my experience.

    second, I’ve dyed fly lines before....
  15. Couldn’t agree more, and a picture can make them...

    Couldn’t agree more, and a picture can make them look small or monstrous. Mine always looks smaller in pictures, lol
  16. I certanly have never landed one over 15lbs....

    I certanly have never landed one over 15lbs. However, I’ve held quite a few when we were shocking the Clinch a bunch and that fish is an easy 15 lbs and 30” long, but not bigger than 18 lbs. heck of...
  17. That isn’t close to 24 lbs. nice fish though

    That isn’t close to 24 lbs. nice fish though
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    There’s nothing secret about the LP, and it...

    There’s nothing secret about the LP, and it hasn’t been for 30 years. When Jerry McGinnis did a show there the word was out
  19. Thread: cormorants

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    They are becoming a plague. On almost every river...

    They are becoming a plague. On almost every river I fish which is about a dozen in this area they all have them. I absolutely loathe them. It has certainly crossed my mind doing some work on them...
  20. Really looking forward to watching

    Really looking forward to watching
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    Hahahahah, that’s good stuff. Keep catching stud...

    Hahahahah, that’s good stuff. Keep catching stud fish and you can wear a dress for all I care
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    I’ve survived it several times. The first couple...

    I’ve survived it several times. The first couple were touch and go, as the first I didn’t heed the warning and attempted to just climb out to the trail. That led me into the meanest rhododendron and...
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    Lol, My post wasn’t aimed at you and was...

    Lol, My post wasn’t aimed at you and was certainly meant more tongue and cheek. Sorry if it offended as I was just having a little fun
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    I would start a list but it would be a mile long....

    I would start a list but it would be a mile long.

    start with this....don’t wear a flat brim trucker hat with a hoody pulled up and take pictures looking at the fish as if your in and erotic swoon,...
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    That's a **** of a fish. Normally the internet...

    That's a **** of a fish. Normally the internet adds inches to them, but I swear that looks bigger than 22". Truly a magnificent fish. Congrats
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