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  1. Thread: 11/13/17 Clinch

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    Pretty sure I saw him catch that fish. I was...

    Pretty sure I saw him catch that fish. I was throwing streamers to a pod of huge browns but I got punked out; couldn't generate any interest other than a few half hearted follows. Was wishing I had...
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    I would suggest that the gravel comes from trout...

    I would suggest that the gravel comes from trout eating caddis larva. Trout are extremely well adapted to dealing with heavy current, even on the high water days (and we have them regularly every...
  3. Thread: Craft beers

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    Since the topic came up: my band Mojo Tweed is...

    Since the topic came up: my band Mojo Tweed is playing next Friday October 20 at Clinch River Brewery. Hope to see some folks come out!
  4. Thread: Craft beers

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    We would love to see you try our hand crafted...

    We would love to see you try our hand crafted beers at Smoky Mountain Brewery in Maryville! We have one in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well.
  5. Thread: Trout?

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    I used to fish it pretty often in the late 70's,...

    I used to fish it pretty often in the late 70's, early 80's. I never really did big numbers but loved the beautiful wild Browns. There were times it seemed like there were no fish in the river, lol...
  6. Thread: drift boat help

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    As a long time whitewater kayaker who began...

    As a long time whitewater kayaker who began rowing a raft on our tail waters last year I have no qualms about his ability to make the transition to a drift boat. You guys that think this is apples...
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    Sulphurs came off both days I was there last...

    Sulphurs came off both days I was there last week. Had great fishing on low water; most of my fish on dry fly. Didn't catch any on high water, I cant seem to get high water nymphing figured out�� ...
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    There is a rubber sole out there that equals felt...

    There is a rubber sole out there that equals felt in my personal experience but it doesn't come from a fly fishing related company! I work in the restaurant business and non slip shoes on wet floors...
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    Ther is no doubt that very nice sized fish...

    Ther is no doubt that very nice sized fish account for some of those rises. I generally catch some of my nicest fish on very small flies, often fished dry.
    On a tail water I always prefer to fish to...
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    Millers island

    Millers island
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    Picked up a 19-20 inch brown that was my personal...

    Picked up a 19-20 inch brown that was my personal best from the Clinch today. It was really fat, one hefty fish. Size 22 black fly dry! Not all the risers were small! I almost didn't go today...
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    Think I remember that big brown- TU campout 40...

    Think I remember that big brown-
    TU campout 40 some years ago?
    I was about 14......
  13. Thread: Clinch Friday

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    Corbo- I was one of the guys on the road side of...

    Corbo-
    I was one of the guys on the road side of Miller's yesterday......there was a very heavy black fly hatch (or spinner fall, not really sure how the adult life cycle goes) that went on for...
  14. Thread: Clinch 3/9/2013

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    I'm sure it would work, I use snowshoe hair...

    I'm sure it would work, I use snowshoe hair intentionally on this pattern though, I think it maintains floatability better...I use cdc on a lot of my other patterns but this one really catches a lot...
  15. Thread: Clinch 3/9/2013

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    No, it's just a 305 dai- riki, it's a regular dry...

    No, it's just a 305 dai- riki, it's a regular dry fly hook sized like a mustard 94840.
    I had the fly angled so you can see the body. The body on an adult fly is pretty fat but I haven't found that...
  16. Thread: Clinch 3/9/2013

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    Here is my go to black fly pattern. Size 22 hook,...

    Here is my go to black fly pattern. Size 22 hook, white thread body, black fluorofibre or super hair rib, dun snowshoe hare wing and trico dubbing head. Been very successful on both the Clinch and...
  17. Thread: Epic Hatch

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    Dang, I think I was fishing right below you at...

    Dang, I think I was fishing right below you at Elkmont and gave it up right about that time! Skunk for me. Oh well, I had a good day kayaking, 2 runs from the Sinks to the Elbow. I remember bugs...
  18. Thread: Clinch 3/17

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    I find that the fish often lock in on the adult...

    I find that the fish often lock in on the adult blackfly. I have had great results fishing the adults, but it can be a problem to see. Sometimes I do best fishing it with a lot of movement, the...
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    in a fit of open mindedness, I did float zebras...

    in a fit of open mindedness, I did float zebras under an indicator on thursday and caught fish. just wasn't workin for me on Sunday.....probably should have just gone to the pheasant tail......oh...
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    Miller's Island

    I fished around Miller's Island two days, Thursday and Sunday and had what I consider really good fishing. Caught a bunch of fish each day with a couple of 17-18 inch rainbows the largest.
    I caught...
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    Brett, I have some more thoughts but I am...

    Brett, I have some more thoughts but I am struggling w/ my photography and posting skills! Here is a picture of my latest tie, the picture is terrible but I am quite pleased with the fly....
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    Sorry I didn't get this info to you sooner, there...

    Sorry I didn't get this info to you sooner, there was a copy of his book at LRO on my last couple of visits. Lloyd posts quite frequently on the fly tying forum at troutnut under the name Gonzo. His...
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    Brett, you ought to check out the book...

    Brett, you ought to check out the book "Fly-fishing Pressured water by Lloyd Gonzales. One of the best fly tying books I have ever read and has some great material pertaining to your thoughts in...
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