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    We couldn't hardly fish, the stream was blown...

    We couldn't hardly fish, the stream was blown out. we watched the water come up at least 8". Little dicey getting up stream to the take out. Kept hearing Byron's voice in my head about flash floods....
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    Thanks Duckypaddler

    Been a while since I posted on here. But I ran Duckypaddler at the trail head. He was a lot of help to us old men. But all we caught were rainbows. Then the 1-1/2 rain came. We hide under a rock and...
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    Brookies and 13yr old Daughter 1st

    We hvae been up here all weekand I have been able to fish more than usual thanks to my 13 yr old daughter. a month ago she picked up a fly rod and we started yard casting. If some help fram a young...
  4. Thread: Hungry Brookies

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    Hungry Brookies

    Had one of the best days I have had in a looooong time. hooked up with one of the MTFF guys thats up here for the annual outing and headed up _____ Creek.
    the brookies were willing and ready,...
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    Had a great time Thanks

    Byron and crew thanks for what you all do. Gaintfish and I really enjoyed vol to work the grounds crew. I asked him if he was upset because the whole weekend ended up being mostly vol time and he...
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    Daughters first gsmnp fly fishing trip

    My 13 yr old daughter is stoked to go fly fishing with me next week. This has been a long time coming, we have been stopping a LRO for years and all she has been intrested in is Paula's fly fishing...
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    Acts of kindness, Lost camera

    First off thanks again Jim for finding and posting the lost camera. The amazing thing is that when Jim mailed it back my buddy Scott charged the battery and the camerastill works after 3 months in...
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    I learned so much from this board when I started...

    I learned so much from this board when I started fishing the GSMNP. But I spent alot of time on the easy acess streams trying the techniques I learned on the board, and I have fished some streams...
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    He just fowared his email to me, glad he found...

    He just fowared his email to me, glad he found his pictures, sort of, MAN that is one ugly picture of me, or maybe I am that ugly! thanks again
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    If you like burgers, I mean huge burgers, "Wings...

    If you like burgers, I mean huge burgers, "Wings Are Us" in Townsend have the best. I have never had thier wings, but the burgers are great. Gaintfish is an burger expert, and the "big mouth" is his...
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    Duckypaddler, I just talked to Scott and he said...

    Duckypaddler, I just talked to Scott and he said that your described the pictures to a T. The brown he says is a 10 or 12" he caught on the Elkmont at Huskey branch, the fly box should have little...
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    It was his first trip after brookies, I gave him...

    It was his first trip after brookies, I gave him first water and caught a brookie on his fist couple of cast. He ended up catching several brookies, then I took my first big fall, good lesson for...
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    I think I know who the camera belongs to, a...

    I think I know who the camera belongs to, a fellow MTFF fished that about that time and lost his camera. It's use a great trip, but I had two hard falls and he lost his camera. Like you said the...
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    I started my son spin fishing when he was around...

    I started my son spin fishing when he was around 6-7. Started fishing Caney Fork with red-worms. Then he graduated to fishing rooster tails and trout grubs. When we would go to the smokies I would...
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    Pete I was tying a extra loop, but the extra...

    Pete
    I was tying a extra loop, but the extra knot was just one more place the tippet on a dropper would find because I tend to throw a tailing loop. With the perfection loop when I change tippet I...
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    I started using furled leaders a couple of years...

    I started using furled leaders a couple of years ago, loved them, but got frustrated with the dealing with the loop on the blue sky, so I changed to mono tapered. Then last fall it dawned one me how...
  17. Thread: rods stolen

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    Had probably the most bold thieves every, hit me...

    Had probably the most bold thieves every, hit me 4yrs ago. I had just came back from the lake and back my boat in the drive. It was around 12:00 in the afternoon. I have a basement garage and my...
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    There is another thread on the board about what...

    There is another thread on the board about what are you afraid of, I have been trying to think of what to say, when I realized that I am not afraid of much, but I have a lot of respect for wildlife....
  19. Thread: Byron

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    Byron prayers for a speedy recovery. But you may...

    Byron prayers for a speedy recovery. But you may want to think about getting the gall bladder from them since you are a bear hunter now you maybe able to sell it for big bucks.
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    I was wading the Harpeth with a buddy a few years...

    I was wading the Harpeth with a buddy a few years ago. I knew he had an issue with spiders, shooting 3d archery he always made someone break trail because of the spider webs. Well on this trip we...
  21. Thread: MTFF and Brookies

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    I have found that most places in the backcountry...

    I have found that most places in the backcountry a gps has a hard time. I have thought about a spot or other emergency gps, but hate to spend the money only to find out that it has the same problems...
  22. Thread: MTFF and Brookies

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    MTFF and Brookies

    Had a great trip with MTFF last weekend. About 12 guys came up, and everyone had a good trip. I was nice because everyone headed in different directions. Scott a good friend of mine had never caught...
  23. Thread: Yellow Hammer

    by Vern
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    Yellow Hammer

    Just for a change I fished a yellow Hammer behind a ehc last week. I have never really seriously fished a yellow hammer, but that is about to change. Fishing was a little slow, then I put the yellow...
  24. Thread: Road prong

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    Interesting decisions on tippet. Earlier this...

    Interesting decisions on tippet. Earlier this year I lost a very large brown on the North River using 7x, it hit like a freight train and headed for the tail out with some rocks, all i could do was...
  25. Thread: 5-31 report

    by Vern
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    Fished above the loop the loop on newfound gap...

    Fished above the loop the loop on newfound gap road for an hour and half this evening, it fished real hard. Missed about 6 and brought two little rainbows to hand. Yellow Sallies went abundant, I was...
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