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  1. Thread: guides

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    Curious here. What is considered a good tip? Say...

    Curious here. What is considered a good tip? Say an all day trip costs $400.
  2. Thread: RIP John

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    Thanks for the info. Thoughts and prayers for the...

    Thanks for the info. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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    I have to agree with No Hackle. In addition to a...

    I have to agree with No Hackle. In addition to a longer leader, I will go to a lighter tippet. Takes a bit of patience and practice to cast a real long leader.
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    The Hiwassee picks up as the rising water washes...

    The Hiwassee picks up as the rising water washes insects, nymphs, etc. out of the rocks, etc. Falling water will cause the fish to move to deeper spots during low water conditions...supposedly easier...
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    If a firearm was used, according to TWRA...

    If a firearm was used, according to TWRA officers, you might want to have some scratches or bite marks to show them. Just shooting a bear and no evidence of attack could be surmised as poaching....
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    Lots o choices. I fish with a 9 ft. 5 wt. or 8...

    Lots o choices. I fish with a 9 ft. 5 wt. or 8 ft. 7 wt. bamboo. Lots of people are going to the longer rods with light line for Euro nymphing. I can't justify the extra cost of another rod that,...
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    Speaking of bears, look at this. This course...

    Speaking of bears, look at this. This course would require a pitch-and-run shot.
    https://newschannel9.com/sports/outdoors/three-black-bears-spotted-on-a-local-golf-course
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    This was ancient history. I can't remember what I...

    This was ancient history. I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. I do know that bears are always encountered just about anywhere in the park, especially campgrounds and picnic areas....
  9. Bail spring for Shimano Bass One spinning reel...

    Bail spring for Shimano Bass One spinning reel which is about 40 years old. If the design folks had a bit of common sense they would use an existing part. Example- Needed a plastic part for a '66...
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    I have a video tape (shows how old it is) that...

    I have a video tape (shows how old it is) that shows casting a sinking line- roll cast to bring it to the surface and then execute a regular cast. For 3-5 feet, I wouldn't consider a sinking line or...
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    We were camping at Townsend when the lady was...

    We were camping at Townsend when the lady was killed in the park. News reports said the bear and two cubs fed on the body. Her backpack had food and it wasn't touched. If I recall, the sow and one...
  12. I live in Cleveland. Built rods for seven years....

    I live in Cleveland. Built rods for seven years. Part would depend on what coating is on the threads, removing the old thread and coating without damaging the blank. I could recommend a top builder....
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    IMHO, all three are options for fishing...

    IMHO, all three are options for fishing streamers. It would depend on how deep you are fishing the streamer. This would dictate the latter two you mention if you are working a deep pool from a boat. ...
  14. Thread: Grand Slam!

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    Yep, all three in one day. They were caught on a...

    Yep, all three in one day. They were caught on a tan EHC. July, 1980, produced a 12.5 lb. brown trout. Don Kirk's book states that some of the largest brown trout are caught in the MPLR. They don't...
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    Great Smoky Mountains NP

    My wife was channel surfing and found the National Geographic channel had a series on the national parks. The show on the park was from 11-noon. She was amazed at the diversity of wildlife and flora...
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    Bet he feels much better, though.

    Bet he feels much better, though.
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    Grampus, confession is good for the soul.

    Grampus, confession is good for the soul.
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    Sand shrimp fly

    Been taking time to browse through the website and different topics to re-acquaint myself due to a long absence. Warm water fishing, for me, is just up the road. I'm talking about a place that is...
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    GSMNP limit on trout?

    Looked at the regulations on the LRO website. It states that one must stop fishing when the limit is reached. Catch and cook? Catch and release? If the latter, one would have to stop fishing after...
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    Once the bear tasted human flesh, it would be on...

    Once the bear tasted human flesh, it would be on the menu. Africa and India had maneaters that started on the corpses left just before or after death. Read Peter Hathaway Capstick's book, Maneaters....
  21. Interesting thread. Some observations over the...

    Interesting thread. Some observations over the last seven decades. First, when that land is developed, what problems will it create? Has anyone considered the effects of run-off from the parking...
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    I built a 6 ft., 2 wt. rod just for small streams...

    I built a 6 ft., 2 wt. rod just for small streams as you find in the park. Have a 7 ft., 5 wt. and 6-1/2, 4 wt. that I use, too. One can never had too many fly rods!
  23. Thread: Grand Slam!

    by Knothead
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    Grand Slam!

    I joined the Hiwassee Chapter of TU about 25 years ago. I had a job that gave me time off during the week. So...I asked the group at a chapter meeting where to fish in the park. One fellow said the...
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    Gone too long!

    Registered anew as I has been years since I was active here. Need to get back up to the park and wet a line. I retired in 2009. In 2014, I kicked off a hobby/career as a writer and photographer. That...
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    Two years ago just about this time of year, a...

    Two years ago just about this time of year, a friend and I were fishing the MPLR. He played around with a brown that he said was 20+ inches long. Never could get it to take the fly.
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