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  1. 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...
  7. 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...
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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...
  11. 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.
  16. Thread: bucket list

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    I have read about Meig’s creek in a couple of...

    I have read about Meig’s creek in a couple of different places. I can’t remember where, but what I do recall is it’s a pretty good hike back in there as you cannot climb the falls where it hits...
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    Therein lies the problem, this board doesn’t have...

    Therein lies the problem, this board doesn’t have that capability.

    Short of posting your direct email address or phone number, I am not aware of any other way to go “offline”.
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    Just a FWIW response, be careful posting specific...

    Just a FWIW response, be careful posting specific streams/locations on this (and other) boards. Unless you want it overrrun with fishermen. And yes, I have seen this happen. For every one poster on...
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    What type of vest, pack, sling, etc. is a very...

    What type of vest, pack, sling, etc. is a very subjective question. Just about every person has their own answer as to what works for them and don’t forget body size or type, that has a bearing on...
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    Here is a pretty recent article I found on...

    Here is a pretty recent article I found on Anthony creek.

    https://coastalanglermag.com/brook-trout-anthony-creek/
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    That stream is called Anthony creek by some or...

    That stream is called Anthony creek by some or the headwater of Abrams. I fished it several years ago. All it had then was some small rainbows, but now they are restoring it with brook trout. While...
  22. Thread: Another report

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    google brought this up. ...

    google brought this up.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9VkDzb30g
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    Starting about this time of the year, I usually...

    Starting about this time of the year, I usually go with a Neversink caddis or yellow stimulator with a green weenie dropper. I like the dry/terrestrial combo. Sometimes I change out the green weenie...
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    I have a San Juan chest pack. It is great as far...

    I have a San Juan chest pack. It is great as far as being compact. The only thing I don't like about it is when pulling out extra line, it tends to hang and get caught on the pack. Other than that,...
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    I use a net. Always. Does it hang up?...

    I use a net. Always.

    Does it hang up? Occasionally, but I have gone to one of those magnetic holders on the back of my vest. It has greatly reduced hangups. I also suggest if you get a net, get...
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