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    In my opinion they are essentially one in the...

    In my opinion they are essentially one in the same. Euro nymphing is a generic term for all of the different types of fishing with nymphs that originated in such countries as France, Poland, Spain,...
  2. Thread: Reopening

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    I don’t think anyone knows, including the NPS. ...

    I don’t think anyone knows, including the NPS.

    Frankly, after what I read and heard about Saturday, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them lock it down again.

    in my opinion, and it’s worth what...
  3. Thread: Forum itself!

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    Yep. Even before the GSMNP closed, it has been...

    Yep. Even before the GSMNP closed, it has been pretty slow here.

    Don't take this personally WRN, but I see by your join date and post count you're averaging about 5 posts a year. I think there are...
  4. I agree, well said.

    I agree, well said.
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    There’s a tourism board or some such there, the...

    There’s a tourism board or some such there, the Fly Fishing museum, when it was there, was in the same building. Give them a call and see if they know the new number.
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    http://www.northcarolinacabinrental.com/cherokeeca...

    http://www.northcarolinacabinrental.com/cherokeecabins.htm


    Click on Cherokee.


    Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list.
  7. Thread: Go To Patterns

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    Yes, please do. I would really like to see the...

    Yes, please do.

    I would really like to see the guinea fowl. Is this supposed to mimic the black stone fly?

    Thanks!
  8. Thread: Go To Patterns

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    My favorite summer time rig is a yellow...

    My favorite summer time rig is a yellow stimulator dry with a green weenie dropper.

    As far as other go to Smokies flies:

    Parachute Adams
    Yellow Neversink
    Yellow Sally

    Beadhead Pheasant...
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    I have seen some pics that lead me to believe the...

    I have seen some pics that lead me to believe the hatches have started on a very small scale and sporadically at best in the last few weeks. This is quite common this time of the year when the temps...
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    I too started fishing in the Park in the mid to...

    I too started fishing in the Park in the mid to late 70's as my family had a cabin in Elkmont. I am with you, the overall size of the fish IMHO are much better than back then as I remember. Either...
  11. Thanks for the reminder. I still wish the...

    Thanks for the reminder.

    I still wish the TWRA would sell licenses good for one calendar year from date of purchase as most other states do. I know about a year or so ago I was sent a...
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    Have you considered Hazel or Eagle creek? A bit...

    Have you considered Hazel or Eagle creek? A bit more difficult getting there but certainly very historical as well.

    The only knock I’ve heard on Hazel is that it can get crowded.
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    I have fished with Smokemont campground as my...

    I have fished with Smokemont campground as my base. It worked out well. Several good streams nearby to fish and it wasn't far out of Cherokee if I needed supplies.

    I would think Deep Creek would...
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    It works the same, don’t sweat it.

    It works the same, don’t sweat it.
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    Google got me this: ...

    Google got me this:

    https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/podcasts/trout/893-advanced-trout-techniques-with-tom-brown

    If that is him, reach him at the Orvis store in Roanoke.
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    I am not sure, but the road according to Google...

    I am not sure, but the road according to Google maps has what appears to be a US Forest Service road number. Although it could be a Haywood county road/number.

    What I found out is that the road...
  17. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    I use the rule of 100. Add the stream temp to...

    I use the rule of 100.

    Add the stream temp to the ambient air temp. When it equals 100 or more, it should be comfortable to wet wade. Now having said that, this mainly applies to streams other...
  18. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    I have a pair of these and they work great ...

    I have a pair of these and they work great


    https://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/mens/bottoms/coldweather-pant-1
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    Thanks for the advice guys! i had not even...

    Thanks for the advice guys!

    i had not even thought about a forgiving tip due to light tippets especially throwing midges, that makes sense.

    As for a forgiving tip, would the Sage Mod 490 be a...
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    Advice/poll for a tailwater rod?

    I mostly fish bluelines in the Smokies and WNC, so I have very little experience on our local tailwaters primarily the Clinch and Holston.

    A friend is getting back back in the game and we have...
  21. Thread: 10 ft rods?

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    when I started fly fishing in the Smokies many...

    when I started fly fishing in the Smokies many years ago, the go to rod back then was a 7’ 6” rod. The weight wasn’t as much of a concern but length was.

    Now i fish everything from a 7’6” glass...
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    Barge cement. It’s what a lot of shoe shops use.

    Barge cement. It’s what a lot of shoe shops use.
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    Up to the old gate, the one that was there until...

    Up to the old gate, the one that was there until the early 90’s.
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    Watch those stream temps

    Fished LR just above Elkmont on Wednesday the 10th. Around 1 PM, my thermometer showed 68 degrees.

    FYI
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    Good advice. I have those and several other books...

    Good advice. I have those and several other books on southeastern streams. Virtually all of them have very detailed descriptions of the stream and how to access them.
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