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  1. Thread: Nymphing rod

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    does anyone have any experience with the new TFO...

    does anyone have any experience with the new TFO drift rod/system , it looks interesting and could cover a lot of situation if it works well
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    BMB , I cant make fly tyers weekend but would...

    BMB , I cant make fly tyers weekend but would love to see your micro minnow and mouse patterns . Do you have a video out or could you post some photos of them
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    i also have an orvis superfine carbon 4wt and...

    i also have an orvis superfine carbon 4wt and love it as a dry fly rod . I have the 8ft rod and when fishing dry /dropper wish I had a bit more reach. after hiring a guide and learning proper...
  4. Thread: Waders

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    I went with Daniels suggestion and bought the...

    I went with Daniels suggestion and bought the simms freestone pants, first since I have only known bass pro shop waders the quality of the build and materials was noticed right away . they proved to...
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    tied my flies , got to the park for a week and...

    tied my flies , got to the park for a week and have some results . first I landed nothing on the size 12 and 14 , not saying I did not get hits just did not catch anything , the 16s and 18s were very...
  6. Thread: Craft beers

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    thanks guys , I just used the IGA . the last time...

    thanks guys , I just used the IGA . the last time I was in townsend I don't think they sold beer there
  7. Thread: Nymphing rod

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    I am surprised by how few responses this question...

    I am surprised by how few responses this question has received . Maybe some don't want to give out secret rods ? I was a lurker for many years and did not want to upset the locals on this forum ,...
  8. Thread: Nymphing rod

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    Nymphing rod

    After learning some proper high stick nymphing techniques I was wondering what rods and lengths you guys/gals are using in the smokies. I know I will have to test cast and compare but that would...
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    just spent october 13th to the 20th in townsend...

    just spent october 13th to the 20th in townsend , fished those same waters with my wife and did quite well . We hired David Knapp for a teaching/ guide day in the beginning of our trip and it could...
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    I fished Lynn camp today , caught all my fish on...

    I fished Lynn camp today , caught all my fish on a. #18 bhpt . Just a warning , I saw 16 other fishermen/women plus guides in a short time and passed more heading up as I was leaving
  11. Thread: Craft beers

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    Craft beers

    Staying in Townsend for a week and wondering where to get good craft beer . Are there any local brewers that I should try? Flying into Knoxville Friday. Can I purchase beer in Townsend or do I...
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    full tie or partial

    tying up a bunch of BHPT , size 12 -18 for a trip to GSNP in 2 weeks , seeing a lot of videos on you tube where
    the legs and casing are being left out , how do you tie ? are these parts needed in...
  13. Thread: Waders

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    I should have said I am looking to go cheap on...

    I should have said I am looking to go cheap on the waders , will only use them 5-10 days a year . the boots will see more use and like Forest quoted LT Dan , you've got to take care of your feet....
  14. Thread: Waders

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    Stupid auto correct, Korkers

    Stupid auto correct, Korkers
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    Also looking replace my boots, I am intrigued by...

    Also looking replace my boots, I am intrigued by the workers, being able to change soles to meet different situations and laws. Any long term users having any problems with the system
  16. Thread: Waders

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    Waders

    Looking to buy waist height waders. I can't seem to find a waist size and stocking boot size that match what I need. 32 waist ,11 foot , do the feet stretch out enough to not worry about the fit . I...
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    Piggy backing this thread , Joe, you bought...

    Piggy backing this thread , Joe, you bought waist high waders , have you worn and fished in them before? I am coming up in mid October and believe wet wading will be over by then. The waist height...
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    Buy the neoprene socks , they provide warmth and...

    Buy the neoprene socks , they provide warmth and extra cushioning. I have both cabelas and Simms, go with the Simms they are a better fit
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    I have not fished in either spot but living in...

    I have not fished in either spot but living in south florida I would choose the ocean over the gulf for a few reasons . ocean breeze in the summer versus gulf stagnant heat . both places are going to...
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    just ordered a bunch of furled leaders from...

    just ordered a bunch of furled leaders from streamside . they are having a buy one get one sale for christmas fyi
  21. Thread: Sunglasses

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    just got my eyes fixed and no longer need...

    just got my eyes fixed and no longer need prescription glasses , spent some time looking for that perfect set of sun glasses last weekend and tried on many shapes, sizes and tints. I purchased the...
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    love the 4wt for most light fishing but found it...

    love the 4wt for most light fishing but found it a bit stiff for short distance . This brings up the original topic of this thread . JBuck go to a good fly shop and test cast , we can all give you...
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    I'll join in with the BVK guys, I own the 8'6"...

    I'll join in with the BVK guys, I own the 8'6" 4wt , 9' 6wt and 9' 8wt . They all work very well for me from trout and pan fish to bass and light salt water . The 6 wt I put a lamson liquid reel...
  24. Thread: New pack

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    I would like to add that I have done the chest...

    I would like to add that I have done the chest pack and found it blocked my vision of my footing when navigating steep areas , I kicked more rocks and tripped more .
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    I did the ramsey cascade hike the first week in...

    I did the ramsey cascade hike the first week in june and saw several of the cairns at varying level of the cascades . a few of them were past the mid point of the falls , this seemed to be a bit...
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