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    Thanks for all the input as I knew the southern...

    Thanks for all the input as I knew the southern Appalachian scions here would know the answer to the riddle! Now to learn about Mr. Pat and his nymph! If anyone has any contact info for him, I'd love...
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    Help identify a fly

    So I was hoping someone might recognize this fly pattern so I could identify it and learn more about it. Iím tying it off memory from a pattern I bought years ago in the Gatlinburg fly shop. It was...
  3. Thread: Go To Patterns

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    Hugh! It is so good to see you back on the forum...

    Hugh! It is so good to see you back on the forum here! I took your advanced nymphing class several years ago and can attest to the effectiveness of the Ol’ Blackbird! I have really enjoyed your posts...
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    Thanks for the update hopper! Hopefully I can get...

    Thanks for the update hopper! Hopefully I can get up that way soon.
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    Anybody seeing any hatches yet?

    So I am eagerly anticipating the coming Spring fishing, especially wild fish that know what to do with a dry fly and was wondering if anyone was seeing any hatches on the freestone streams yet?...
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    Thanks, Stana. Will do!

    Thanks, Stana. Will do!
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    Stana, The email address is still correct....

    Stana,
    The email address is still correct. Please have him add me to the list!
    Thank You
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    Volunteer calendar for GSMNP

    Can anyone tell me where you can see the volunteer opportunities to help the GSMNP Fisheries staff? I have volunteered to help with stream shocking with Steve Moore in the past and would like to...
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    Ray Ball

    So I was fishing in Cataloochee back at the end of September and ran across a nice older gentleman. We spoke briefly and went on down the creek. I later ran across him fishing and could see from a...
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    Wallace, awesome report! That is some real...

    Wallace, awesome report! That is some real dedication to hike in that far in search of Brookies. That is also probably why you caught so many! Great job.
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    Anyone fish Big Creek?

    So I've fished GSMNP a lot over the years but I've never fished Big Creek. How's the fishing over there? Was thinking of camping at the campground and fishing over a weekend. Any tips appreciated....
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    See if you can find a clip of Joe Humphrey’s...

    See if you can find a clip of Joe Humphrey’s now-and-arrow technique. He basically either figure-8’s the line in his hand or loops it and can then shoot 20-30’ of line into tiny spots. It’s on his...
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    Great post! Very refreshing to see someone fully...

    Great post! Very refreshing to see someone fully enjoying fishing without being a total buy-every-piece-of-gear-they-make junkie! Love the DIY mentality!
  14. Ok, so on those Beadhead Pheasant Tails, is that...

    Ok, so on those Beadhead Pheasant Tails, is that a tungsten bead? I sometimes have the nymph pull the dry under when using a tungsten bead.
    Thanks for the replies! Keep ‘em coming!
  15. Favorite dry-dropper setup for Smokies streams?

    Ok, now that warm weather is upon us, my thoughts usually steer towards small wild streams. Most of those are best fished, with the exception of the occasional all-too-enticing deep plunge pool, with...
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    LOVE the ramp butter recipe! Now how did you...

    LOVE the ramp butter recipe!
    Now how did you fix the trout? Looks like you were baking them? Did you put any butter or something in them?
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    Hello, jross. Glad to have you back! 3 best...

    Hello, jross. Glad to have you back! 3 best pieces of advice with fishing with your kids: be patient, make it fun (turn over rocks and look at bugs), and take plenty of pictures! My oldest is 23 and...
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    This Fall the fishing has been better than most...

    This Fall the fishing has been better than most due to the higher rainfall. Water is still clear and stealth will still be the most important. Spooked fish don't take even the best flies! With the...
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    I have never fished Greenbrier. How is the...

    I have never fished Greenbrier. How is the fishing in general and how far do you have to go up to get into Brookies?
    Thanks,
    Jed
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    All of the above recommendations are good. My...

    All of the above recommendations are good. My years of experience would suggest the following in this order:
    1) a good guidebook like The Orvis Guide to Flyfishing - great resource for all the...
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    Suggestions on how to get better?

    So I made it to the Park this weekend but didn't have too much luck and would like some tips on how to do better? Made it to Tremont before daylight and rigged up with 6' 5x leader, #16 Para Adams...
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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't mean Tremont...

    Thanks for the replies. I didn't mean Tremont proper but some of the feeders like Lynn Camp and others.

    Do you all feel 6x is needed for Brookies? I've never went that fine for Specks before.
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    Suggest leader and flies for this weekend?

    So now that I have the license issue straightened out, what flies do you all suggest for chasing Brookies on Tremont area? Also, I know that water may still be somewhat low and trout may be spook, so...
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    Fishing License needed for the Park?

    So I need some help with fishing license questions. We are headed to the Park this weekend to fish and my college-age daughter and her boyfriend will be coming up as well. They just need a short-term...
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    Yes, I've done that some too with success....

    Yes, I've done that some too with success. Anybody else using wet flies, especially as the primary fly?
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