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    Thanks for the advice guys! i had not even...

    Thanks for the advice guys!

    i had not even thought about a forgiving tip due to light tippets especially throwing midges, that makes sense.

    As for a forgiving tip, would the Sage Mod 490 be a...
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    Advice/poll for a tailwater rod?

    I mostly fish bluelines in the Smokies and WNC, so I have very little experience on our local tailwaters primarily the Clinch and Holston.

    A friend is getting back back in the game and we have...
  3. Thread: 10 ft rods?

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    when I started fly fishing in the Smokies many...

    when I started fly fishing in the Smokies many years ago, the go to rod back then was a 7’ 6” rod. The weight wasn’t as much of a concern but length was.

    Now i fish everything from a 7’6” glass...
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    Barge cement. It’s what a lot of shoe shops use.

    Barge cement. It’s what a lot of shoe shops use.
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    Up to the old gate, the one that was there until...

    Up to the old gate, the one that was there until the early 90’s.
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    Watch those stream temps

    Fished LR just above Elkmont on Wednesday the 10th. Around 1 PM, my thermometer showed 68 degrees.

    FYI
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    Good advice. I have those and several other books...

    Good advice. I have those and several other books on southeastern streams. Virtually all of them have very detailed descriptions of the stream and how to access them.
  8. Thread: bucket list

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    I have read about Meig’s creek in a couple of...

    I have read about Meig’s creek in a couple of different places. I can’t remember where, but what I do recall is it’s a pretty good hike back in there as you cannot climb the falls where it hits...
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    Therein lies the problem, this board doesn’t have...

    Therein lies the problem, this board doesn’t have that capability.

    Short of posting your direct email address or phone number, I am not aware of any other way to go “offline”.
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    Just a FWIW response, be careful posting specific...

    Just a FWIW response, be careful posting specific streams/locations on this (and other) boards. Unless you want it overrrun with fishermen. And yes, I have seen this happen. For every one poster on...
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    What type of vest, pack, sling, etc. is a very...

    What type of vest, pack, sling, etc. is a very subjective question. Just about every person has their own answer as to what works for them and don’t forget body size or type, that has a bearing on...
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    Here is a pretty recent article I found on...

    Here is a pretty recent article I found on Anthony creek.

    https://coastalanglermag.com/brook-trout-anthony-creek/
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    That stream is called Anthony creek by some or...

    That stream is called Anthony creek by some or the headwater of Abrams. I fished it several years ago. All it had then was some small rainbows, but now they are restoring it with brook trout. While...
  14. Thread: Another report

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    google brought this up. ...

    google brought this up.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9VkDzb30g
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    Starting about this time of the year, I usually...

    Starting about this time of the year, I usually go with a Neversink caddis or yellow stimulator with a green weenie dropper. I like the dry/terrestrial combo. Sometimes I change out the green weenie...
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    I have a San Juan chest pack. It is great as far...

    I have a San Juan chest pack. It is great as far as being compact. The only thing I don't like about it is when pulling out extra line, it tends to hang and get caught on the pack. Other than that,...
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    I use a net. Always. Does it hang up?...

    I use a net. Always.

    Does it hang up? Occasionally, but I have gone to one of those magnetic holders on the back of my vest. It has greatly reduced hangups. I also suggest if you get a net, get...
  18. One thing to remember when fishing a two fly rig...

    One thing to remember when fishing a two fly rig in the GSMNP is that they have to be at least 12” apart. You will not find this in the general fishing regs, it’s buried in the CFR regs. How often is...
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    A lot will depend on the river levels at the time...

    A lot will depend on the river levels at the time of your visit. That can run from one extreme to another. In my opinion, 10 and 8 are very young to be wading in the park. If the water is the least...
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    The most common issue I have seen with fishermen...

    The most common issue I have seen with fishermen not used to the Smokies and then talk about how hard the fishing is, comes down to two things. Stealth and concealability.
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    Me personally, I build my own nymphing leaders. I...

    Me personally, I build my own nymphing leaders. I mostly tightline and do not use a furled leader. I build my leaders based on several formulas you can find out there. I start with a butt section...
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    http://www.streamsideleaders.com/

    http://www.streamsideleaders.com/
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    I also stay with a leader no longer than the rod....

    I also stay with a leader no longer than the rod. My go to 3 weights are an 8’9” and 9’ rod. I use a 4’6” furled leader with tippet ring and then add about 2-2 1/2’ of tippet. I then add a dropper...
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    The one word I would use, especially for larger...

    The one word I would use, especially for larger browns is stealth. Wear muted/camo clothing, move slowly, use trees, rocks, etc. to hide yourself.
  25. When trying to value something like old fishing...

    When trying to value something like old fishing rods, I go to eBay and go to advanced search and check *sold* listings. At least you can usually see what others will pay for the item.
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