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    The brook trout restoration is being done further...

    The brook trout restoration is being done further upstream above the natural barrier created by an old mill dam. I believe the dam is about 1/4 - 1/2 mile upstream from the picnic area. There are...
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    I may be mistaken, and welcome anyone correcting...

    I may be mistaken, and welcome anyone correcting me if I'm wrong, but I think they are part of the Winter Stocking Program as a strictly put-and-take fishery. I'm pretty sure the water there gets...
  3. Thread: Otters

    by Stana Claus
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    There are those who disagree with him, but...

    There are those who disagree with him, but according to Matt Kulp, the Fisheries Biologist for the GSMNP who is responsible for knowing about such things, the otters really don't pose a significant...
  4. It's been my experience when that happens that...

    It's been my experience when that happens that it's a warpaint shiner, not a trout, that's messing with your fly. I've always figured that if the little guy feels comfortable enough in that spot to...
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    Doe River is definitely stocked, and I believe...

    Doe River is definitely stocked, and I believe Laurel Fork is as well. There's not a lot of rhodo encroaching on the Doe, especially in the section between the visitor center and the campground, so...
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    Yeah, if you're looking at tying your own flies...

    Yeah, if you're looking at tying your own flies as a way to save money, you most likely won't. Sure, that fly you paid $2 for might only have ~50 cents worth of materials used, but you have to buy...
  7. Thanks for the input, Gary. Yes, I am a firm...

    Thanks for the input, Gary. Yes, I am a firm believer in wearing moisture wicking synthetic fiber underwear anytime I'm around water in cold weather. Cotton kills! I also keep a change of dry...
  8. What to wear for cool weather kayak fishing?

    My girlfriend's son is getting married in mid-October this year up in Connecticut. In an effort to scratch Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts off of my bucket list of catching a fish on...
  9. I suppose I can plan to be there, assuming I...

    I suppose I can plan to be there, assuming I don't have anything better to do. :cool: And maybe I'll bring a big pot of something good and tasty. Might even wet a line this year.

    SC
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    The recipe I got from Mr. Hartsell once upon a...

    The recipe I got from Mr. Hartsell once upon a time calls for a #14 scud hook. It works for me.
  11. The boat has now been sold!

    The boat has now been sold!
  12. Reduced price to $450 and moved listing from...

    Reduced price to $450 and moved listing from boats to sporting goods. Here's the new link https://knoxville.craigslist.org/spo/d/1-man-inflatable-pontoon/6618959990.html
  13. Fishcat 1-man inflatable pontoon for sale

    I am selling my Fishcat Streamer XL-IR 1-man inflatable pontoon boat. Since switching to a fishing kayak I don't use this boat any more. Add posted on Craigslist at...
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    What canoe are you paddling? What other gear do...

    What canoe are you paddling? What other gear do you have currently taking up space? Unless you are paddling a very small canoe or have all available space already occupied, I don't see why you...
  15. Any pictures that were directly linked from the...

    Any pictures that were directly linked from the very popular Photobucket website are no longer available after Photobucket went from free hosting to a paid subscription service. There are other free...
  16. We made it back without incident. And yes, I was...

    We made it back without incident. And yes, I was being just a bit hyperbolic with the comment about everything being iced over. But not to worry, I will be there with a big pot of steaming hot Taco...
  17. Are you going to bring an ice auger to cut a hole...

    Are you going to bring an ice auger to cut a hole in the ice so that someone can actually get a fly wet? It ain't looking too good from an open water standpoint right now. Marianne and I are on our...
  18. I am, indeed, planning to be there again this...

    I am, indeed, planning to be there again this year. Haven't decided exactly what I'm going to make, but I guarantee it will be heart-warming, filling, and possibly even tasty. I'm looking forward...
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    Hi, all. Made it back from my trip, and all I...

    Hi, all. Made it back from my trip, and all I can say is Acadia NP is every bit as awesome as I expected it to be! We were a little early for the full fall colors, but that rugged coastline and...
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    No worries, John! I wouldn't miss the...

    No worries, John! I wouldn't miss the Cataloochee trip for anything short of a natural disaster! We are scheduled to end our two week road trip with the TU campout weekend. Sadly, that means I...
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    Acadia National Park, Maine?

    In a couple of weeks I will be visiting Acadia National Park in Maine, and would like to do a little fishing while I'm there. Looks like Maine closes their rivers and streams to fishing on October...
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    That area was hit pretty hard by the drought last...

    That area was hit pretty hard by the drought last fall and fish have definitely been harder to catch this year, especially on the non-stocked and feeder streams (I don't fish the stocked areas). But...
  23. Flyman - Don't worry about the quality of the...

    Flyman - Don't worry about the quality of the eats available. I will be whipping up another big batch of my "sho-nuff Cajun" gumbo for the adventurous of spirit in attendance. Guaranteed to warm...
  24. Thread: New pack

    by Stana Claus
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    I started with the vest, then tried a chest pack....

    I started with the vest, then tried a chest pack. Both had their issues. About 4 years ago I bought a Remington Journey Fanny Pack from Midway USA. It has shoulder straps to distribute the load, a...
  25. Thread: Dillema

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    Release it. I don't need to prove to anyone else...

    Release it. I don't need to prove to anyone else that I caught it, and I will always remember the experience without any sort of physical reminder.
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