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  1. Thread: guides

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    I tip like I do in a restaurant. 20% for very...

    I tip like I do in a restaurant. 20% for very good service, 18% for average, 15% for a bit below average and 10% or less for bad service.
  2. Thread: guides

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    There are several factors in my opinion that...

    There are several factors in my opinion that determine if a guide is "good." First, does he have extensive knowledge of the area that he fishes? He should know the body of water well. He should...
  3. Thread: cormorants

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    Comorants are eating thousands of trout that our...

    Comorants are eating thousands of trout that our expensive trout licenses buy, particularly at Cherokee. I hope TWRA acknowledges the problem and tries to get Federal approval. In the interim time,...
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    Some people have a higher aversion to cold water...

    Some people have a higher aversion to cold water than others. Know thyself. If you have some high neoprene socks, you may be able to get by. Personally, I would bring the waders if temperatures...
  5. Thread: blackbirds

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    I find it works particularly well in low or still...

    I find it works particularly well in low or still water. It isn't quite as effective in higher water, though it can still catch fish.
  6. Thread: Trout?

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    Went in early 2000s and caught 7 or so all day. ...

    Went in early 2000s and caught 7 or so all day. Some in my group of four caught none and they are pretty good fisherman. I read a biologist report and the sampling showed less than 10 Kg/Ha which...
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    Is Norris spilling?

    I looked on the TVA website and it indicated only one generator was running. However, the predicted outflow looked like two or more generators today. Any information is much appreciated.
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    I have always done better with streamers on high...

    I have always done better with streamers on high water, whether freestone streams or tailwaters. I think the higher water gives the fish cover and they feel more comfortable coming out to chase bait...
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    Go to the stream that has water. LOL. ...

    Go to the stream that has water. LOL. Seriously, water is terribly low.
  10. Thread: The Brook is Back

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    I am glad they tried the brook trout stockings. ...

    I am glad they tried the brook trout stockings. It potentially could have been a trophy brook trout fishery. Sometimes, it is advisable to try and see where it goes. You never know until you try. ...
  11. Thread: dropper length?

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    Velocity of the water is also important. ...

    Velocity of the water is also important. Usually, I fish 18-21" but in fast water that has some depth I may go to 24 to 27". Nymph is also important. If I am simulating emerging insects I drop to...
  12. Thread: BC v FC

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    Less challenging, due to less pressure. However,...

    Less challenging, due to less pressure. However, the amenities of back country fishing offer a special experience that exceeds the fishing component alone.

    Ironically, back country fishing in...
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    Probably because of lower water combined with all...

    Probably because of lower water combined with all the fishing pressure the fish have received through the summer. By fall, the fish have seen plenty of flies and know what a fake bug looks like. ...
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    There are specks in Bradley. However, I have...

    There are specks in Bradley. However, I have found the fishing can be tough in the luftee in the fall.
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    I heard Steve Moore, former GSMNP biologist, say...

    I heard Steve Moore, former GSMNP biologist, say there are catch reports of 18" brook trout in Little River circa 1910, just before massive logging. Just a few years ago, a NC biologist reported...
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    Fly rod lost on the Clinch

    My friend lost his 8 1/2' five weight, Mike McFarland glass rod with Hardy princess reel on the Clinch this past Saturday. It was in a rod case and are fairly certain he left it on the bank. We...
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    Out of state folks are already raked over the...

    Out of state folks are already raked over the coals with Tennessee's out of state license fees. The Non-resident cost of an annual license with trout stamp is $81, almost twice the fee that North...
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    Stocking in the tailwaters

    Have the tailwaters been stocked according to schedule? I fished the Clinch and there seemed to be far far fewer fish than normal. I did not catch any recent stockers. All of the fish looked wild...
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    Most guides will tell you an inflated amount. ...

    Most guides will tell you an inflated amount. Generally, I tip the same as for a restaurant server. Some guides deserve no tip. Some guides who bust their butt deserve 20%. Twenty five percent...
  20. Thread: Clinch- warm

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    Possibly lake turnover?

    Possibly lake turnover?
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    Yes, West Virginia has been adding limestone to...

    Yes, West Virginia has been adding limestone to certain streams for years with good results and good fishing. I understand that North Carolina currently has a plan to add limestone to one or more...
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    Take a look at the Fish and Biology forum under...

    Take a look at the Fish and Biology forum under this site. There is a topic dated on or about 11/4/2011 titled Deep Creek Survey or Commuinity and there is a link to the survey done by Steve Moore...
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    Personally, I think the acid rain has had an...

    Personally, I think the acid rain has had an negative effect on fertility of the Smokies streams and therefore the size of the trout. Warmer stream temperatures has also had a negative effect in my...
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    Also, attend one of the Mountain Bridge Chapter...

    Also, attend one of the Mountain Bridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited meetings or outings sometime. It is a very active chapter and several folks there should be willing to provide assistance. They...
  25. The area around 47 sees quite a bit more fishing...

    The area around 47 sees quite a bit more fishing pressure these days, unfortunately. The hike is fairly steep, but the considerable horse traffic make it a rock strown mess--which is far worse. I...
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