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  1. I agree with 2wt. The annual C&R permit used to...

    I agree with 2wt. The annual C&R permit used to be $20 but the last time I checked (which was a few years ago), it had gone up to $75. That is on top of the daily permit fee also, which also went...
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    One got his license in November and the other...

    One got his license in November and the other gets his permit next week. I can now sleep all the way to the Park (yeah right!).
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    My boys and I went to 50 twice when they were 10...

    My boys and I went to 50 twice when they were 10 and 11. These were our first camping trips ever so I had some worries but they were unfounded. It was an easy hike in and we even walked back to the...
  4. Gorgeous pics! Thanks, I really needed that. I...

    Gorgeous pics! Thanks, I really needed that. I hope to get out next weekend.
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    I concur with David on #50. It is 1.3 miles from...

    I concur with David on #50. It is 1.3 miles from the parking area and very hikeable. I have had two Achilles' tendon surgeries and have done that hike with no problems. I have also done #39 as...
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    Awesome post. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy...

    Awesome post. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy these times with your boys, they grow fast.
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    I've caught half my age in all my trips to the...

    I've caught half my age in all my trips to the Smokies combined. Well done and thanks for the gorgeous pics!
  8. Thread: WNC Side

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    I think I might know where you were. That will...

    I think I might know where you were. That will probably our next destination, either there or the one nearby. Beautiful pics!
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    Duckypaddler - I enviously read your posts of...

    Duckypaddler - I enviously read your posts of your many trips to these streams. In one post, you mentioned that the neversink caddis with a pink weenie dropper was your set up 90% of the time here. ...
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    You and Rex would have caught tons yesterday. ...

    You and Rex would have caught tons yesterday. The water was perfect. I only fished around the camp, starting a little bit down before the bridge where the stream splits. The stream looks really...
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    Best Smokies Trip So Far! 6/2/14

    My boys and I headed for our fourth backcountry trip. Unlike our past trips, the weather was perfect, water levels were great, and the fish were cooperative. We got to the trailhead nice and early...
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    Great pics! That brown is a hoss. How were the...

    Great pics! That brown is a hoss. How were the water levels after the rain? My boys and I are headed there for a camping trip next week and I'm getting excited. Thanks for sharing.
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    Based on my success so far in the Smokies (or...

    Based on my success so far in the Smokies (or severe lack thereof), after I saw this report, I took yoga so that I could learn to bend my leg so I could kick myself in the rear!:frown:. But after I...
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    First year in the Smokies = zero trout Second...

    First year in the Smokies = zero trout
    Second year in the Smokies = 1 small rainbow
    Third year = 1 tiny speck and 6 small bows

    I am not very good at fly fishing overall but much worse in the...
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    Well done and happy birthday! That's a nice...

    Well done and happy birthday! That's a nice brookie.
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    Looks like a great trip with great memories made....

    Looks like a great trip with great memories made. We are always looking for relatively easy hikes to backcountry sites, so this one is definitely getting on our list. How was the drive to the...
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    I never get tired of these reports as I jealously...

    I never get tired of these reports as I jealously and vicariously fish through them. Thank you for posting them! My son tied the same pink and green weenie for our trip last week and he caught his...
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    Sounds like an awesome trip. Spending time with...

    Sounds like an awesome trip. Spending time with family makes these trips so special. I managed to get to the Smokies last week with my boys who are now 13 and 14 and I am amazed at how fast they...
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    Those are some really pretty specks. Love the...

    Those are some really pretty specks. Love the colors.
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    Thank you for this report! Looking at the pics,...

    Thank you for this report! Looking at the pics, I noticed a lot of pink in your droppers. I begged my son to tie some pink weenies before out trip on Thursday because I was afraid that my order...
  21. Finally some fish, after dues were paid

    My last three trips to the Smokies had yielded a grand total of 2 fish. Each trip had been affected by rain, freezing cold weather or really high and fast water. That combined with how difficult...
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    Smokemont advice

    After three relatively unsuccessful backcountry trips into the Smokies (fishing wise), with 2 fish total, my boys and I wanted to try our first front country trip. Smokemont was the only camp with...
  23. Thread: Hammocks

    by hookedontrout
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    I have the Hennessy Ultralight Asym, which I used...

    I have the Hennessy Ultralight Asym, which I used for the first time last month. It packs really nicely in the backpack and was really easy to set up. I used a foam cell pad and it got down into...
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    Nicely done! Those are some nice looking fish. ...

    Nicely done! Those are some nice looking fish. Was it crowded?
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    Great Trip, Tough Fishing

    We headed up to CS 39 for an overnight trip. My youngest bailed on us at the last minute, so it was just me and my oldest son. The hike up to CS 39 went by a lot faster than we expected. I guess...
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