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  1. Not enough detail to determine, but what fly(s)...

    Not enough detail to determine, but what fly(s) were you using? Time of day? Water level? How stealthy are you?
  2. Thread: guides

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    I have never used a fishing guide, but have used...

    I have never used a fishing guide, but have used several hunting guides over the years. Some good, some bad.

    My advice in obtaining a "good" guide would be for the client to contact the guide...
  3. Thread: Bear Euthanized

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    That's eerie that one made that much eye contact....

    That's eerie that one made that much eye contact.

    Other than the one time I had with passing a bear, I have never had any other encounters there and I have fished that stretch of river probably...
  4. Thread: Bear Euthanized

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    More often than not, there are those temporary...

    More often than not, there are those temporary signs at the trailhead there in Elkmont warning of bear activity.

    About 3 years ago or so, I was fishing up Little River and happened on a big pile...
  5. Thread: Bear Euthanized

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    Is this the one you are referencing? ...

    Is this the one you are referencing?

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-05-23-0005230173-story.html


    If so, it says both animals were killed at that time. And there was only 1 cub...
  6. This forum is not capable of PM's. The threads...

    This forum is not capable of PM's. The threads are coming off in places as I am sure the finish is thin. It is a glass rod if that matters.
  7. Looking for someone local to re-wrap my father's fly rod

    I still have my father's Browning Silaflex rod. Overall it is in okay condition with the exception of the wraps. Does anyone know someone locally that could do this? I have no idea what the cost may...
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    Thanks for that video. I have the Airflo Galloup...

    Thanks for that video. I have the Airflo Galloup nymph line to throw double nymph indicator rigs and it is a great line. Throws them like a laser and the distance you can get is really good. I highly...
  9. Thread: Bear Euthanized

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    You might be on to something with that. I had...

    You might be on to something with that. I had forgotten about that attack but AFAIK that bear was never located.
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    Thanks for all of that info, Joe!!! My father...

    Thanks for all of that info, Joe!!!

    My father with a streamer rod?LOL You know that answer!

    When I first started many years ago, his comment was, "if it doesn't hit a thunderhead or female...
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    Thanks for the info. As to how deep, just a...

    Thanks for the info.

    As to how deep, just a guess, but anywhere from 3-5 feet. It is looking like a sinking line is most likely in order but I want to see what others may be using. There are so...
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    Streamer fly line?

    Very new to the streamer game. I am looking for suggestions/recommendations for a streamer fly line for a fast action 8 weight 9 rod.

    This will be a dedicated rig for the Clinch and Holston,...
  13. Any results?

    Any results?
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    My take on that is that if you are keeping the...

    My take on that is that if you are keeping the fish, once you possess your limit, you're done. Keeps someone from "culling" fish if in fact they are keeping them.
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    I have several I use in the GSMNP depending on...

    I have several I use in the GSMNP depending on exactly which streams I am on.

    Sage 389 LL
    Sage 486 VPS Light
    Orvis Western 804
    Sage Trout LL 490
  16. Thread: wading boots??

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    You can just replace the felt soles with new ones...

    You can just replace the felt soles with new ones if they do wear, that's the beauty of them.

    That being said, I had a pair of Korkers and the soles were fine, it was the stitching on the boot...
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    Here is a kid specific fly rod: ...

    Here is a kid specific fly rod:

    https://echoflyfishing.com/project/echogecko/
  18. When you say even bigger top bug, is that an...

    When you say even bigger top bug, is that an indicator dry or another nymph?
  19. Thread: Reopening

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    I know the feeling. Late Wednesday afternoon...

    I know the feeling.

    Late Wednesday afternoon I decided to go to Tremont after work. Thinking the crowds would be way down as well as hardly anyone fishing. Little did I know this was not the...
  20. Thread: Reopening

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    The rationale that the NPS has and is using is...

    The rationale that the NPS has and is using is flawed in my opinion. By closing the park back when they did and keeping parts of it closed right now, only concentrates people more. While the GSMNP...
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    In my opinion they are essentially one in the...

    In my opinion they are essentially one in the same. Euro nymphing is a generic term for all of the different types of fishing with nymphs that originated in such countries as France, Poland, Spain,...
  22. Thread: Reopening

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    I don’t think anyone knows, including the NPS. ...

    I don’t think anyone knows, including the NPS.

    Frankly, after what I read and heard about Saturday, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them lock it down again.

    in my opinion, and it’s worth what...
  23. Thread: Forum itself!

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    Yep. Even before the GSMNP closed, it has been...

    Yep. Even before the GSMNP closed, it has been pretty slow here.

    Don't take this personally WRN, but I see by your join date and post count you're averaging about 5 posts a year. I think there are...
  24. I agree, well said.

    I agree, well said.
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    There’s a tourism board or some such there, the...

    There’s a tourism board or some such there, the Fly Fishing museum, when it was there, was in the same building. Give them a call and see if they know the new number.
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