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    Anyone ever use the Sierra Zip Stove? That's...

    Anyone ever use the Sierra Zip Stove? That's what I've been using for years. It's a little heavier than the typical backpacking stoves, but I like not buying and carrying fuel. It boils water very...
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    I don't remember seeing it mentioned, although it...

    I don't remember seeing it mentioned, although it would be easy to miss in the six pages of this thread. Fishless Days, Angling Nights by Sparse Grey Hackle is a great older fly fishing book. Parts...
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    Poll: I started tying around a year after I started fly...

    I started tying around a year after I started fly fishing. I voted for the "I never buy flies" category, but that's not entirely true. I tie probably 98% of what I use, but will on occasion buy a...
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    Plateau Angler, Sounds like you had a great...

    Plateau Angler,
    Sounds like you had a great weekend of fishing. So did we. I was up there with four others, including my wife. We fished Friday (East Prong Little River) and Saturday (West Prong...
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    Vern, Sounds like you had similar luck to me,...

    Vern,
    Sounds like you had similar luck to me, but at least you got a fish to rise to a dry. Wasn't the snow pretty on Sunday though? Despite the prettiness, I hope that's our last bout with it for...
  6. Anytime I can get to the mountains is a good...

    Anytime I can get to the mountains is a good time, whether or not I catch any fish. It does indeed feel like home.

    I really live for dry fly season. As I said, nymphing isn't my thing (read,...
  7. Warm Up (A really long, sad, mostly pointless fishing report)

    Ok, I'm going to call my first trip of the year a warm up trip. I managed to bungle almost every aspect from forgetting my coffee cup and thermos to falling down to not catching anything.

    I...
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    fishlicker, You're not alone. I was born a...

    fishlicker,
    You're not alone. I was born a little closer to the Smokies than you, north Alabama. I grew up on the shores of Lake Guntersville. My father has always been an avid tournament bass...
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    ttas67, I own ETF, and it's a very good book. I...

    ttas67,
    I own ETF, and it's a very good book. I basically learned to tie from it. It is sufficient for almost any flie you will need, BUT you will later find yourself wishing you had bought the...
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    Pretty cool site along these lines:...

    Pretty cool site along these lines: http://www.primitiveways.com/fish_poison.html

    Seems you can use the green walnut husk as well.

    Take care,
    hawgdaddy
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    I've heard you could crumble up walnut bark, toss...

    I've heard you could crumble up walnut bark, toss it in a stream, and the chemical in the bark would temporarily stun the fish which would then float to the top for awhile. I guess if I was without...
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    fishlicker, This is from the stream condition...

    fishlicker,
    This is from the stream condition page:

    "Gauge Readings below 1.4 are considered very low and reading above 2.75 are considered high. Readings over 3.0 can cause fishing to be...
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    justfishing, To reinforce what snaildarter said,...

    justfishing,
    To reinforce what snaildarter said, I used a 4 wt during most of our trip to Yellowstone last year. I did fine with it, but there were a few occasions, when the wind really got up,...
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    Ok, I have officially chickened out on my trip...

    Ok, I have officially chickened out on my trip this weekend. I guess I'll spend the time tying flies and hiking around home. I can't see making the four hour drive just to freeze, not catch...
  15. Thread: Deep Creek

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    Mark, I took that trail with a couple guys one...

    Mark,
    I took that trail with a couple guys one time who weren't in the best of shape. We backpacked down and fished for five days before hiking back out (back uphill to Newfound Gap). They have...
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    mtnman, As far as matching the hatch...well,...

    mtnman,
    As far as matching the hatch...well, there wasn't much of that on our trip. There were quite a few PMDs (or something like them) on the water and in the grass the day we fished Slough. I...
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    Well, I may reconsider my trip this weekend. The...

    Well, I may reconsider my trip this weekend. The weather looks absolutely terrible. It's very indicative of my luck that Byron would say in his report, "But get ready, it may be on the verge of...
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    Zach, Those really are some great photos. I had...

    Zach,
    Those really are some great photos. I had seen them on your site before. I appreciate your photography and the tips you give. I'm trying to improve my own skills in that area.

    mtnman,...
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    mtnman, Zach's right. You really don't have to...

    mtnman,
    Zach's right. You really don't have to go into the backcountry on Slough for good fishing. Last summer some friends and I fished there for the first time. We planned to head into one of...
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    I thought Lynn Camp and Thunderhead came together...

    I thought Lynn Camp and Thunderhead came together to form Tremont there at the end of the gravel road? I may be wrong on that. To my shame, I've never fished Thunderhead or Lynn Camp. I've fished...
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    Travesty, Hugh and Paula are right. I plan to...

    Travesty,
    Hugh and Paula are right. I plan to fish Abrams some over the weekend, but I won't be fishing the horseshoe. It's not only the weather, it's also how short the days are this time of...
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    Travesty, I'll be in the Smokies this weekend,...

    Travesty,
    I'll be in the Smokies this weekend, bad weather and all. It's a four day weekend for me, so I really had no choice but to get outside and do something :) I'll be camping at Cade's Cove...
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    Re: Cookout May 19th, 2007

    Too bad this isn't one week later. I'll be up there with a group of friends for a five day fly fishing trip on Memorial Day weekend. Anyway, the main reason for my reply is to provide a crawfish tip:...
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    Re: Bar Harbor Maine

    Vern,
    I will be in that area on vacation this year with my wife and her family. *Naturally, I've researched the fishing a little. *It looks like there are several ponds or lakes in the national park...
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    Re: Next Week in the MTNs

    T1,
    I don't know if it'll be warm enough to catch anything, but I plan to fish that weekend anyway. That's a four day weekend for me. I've got cabin fever so bad I can't stand it. If nothing else,...
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