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    Mac at this point in my life there might be 2...

    Mac at this point in my life there might be 2 sets of gear for someone to find if I walked all the way back in there;)
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    Can I have your stuff if you die;) You said in...

    Can I have your stuff if you die;) You said in your initial post that you wanted to spend a few days in the backcountry of Cataloochee. You do know that you can access the headwaters of the Rough...
  3. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Like the Hillbilly said there can be a wide...

    Like the Hillbilly said there can be a wide variation in weather. I hope you catch a nice weather window were it's warm with no rain. Most of the time in the winter I wear a pair or two of long...
  4. Thread: 10 ft rods?

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    I have always like a little longer rod to fish...

    I have always like a little longer rod to fish the park than most people. Most of the time unless it's a really small stream I use 9 foot rods. I think I'd like to try a 10' somewhere like a tail...
  5. Thread: Hackle

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    I have started using more generic hen capes. CDC,...

    I have started using more generic hen capes. CDC, and Coq de Leon hen for soft hackles and nymphs. I think the Coq de Leon hen capes are a good substitute for partridge and are half the cost of...
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    LOL;) Guilty as charged. I might have to yell at...

    LOL;) Guilty as charged. I might have to yell at you this fall (after Labor Day). I usually try to slip in a trip or two over that way before they lock the gates at the campground.
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    I love that place, but I don't go in the...

    I love that place, but I don't go in the summertime much anymore. Thanks for explaining Einstein's Theory of Relativity:cool:.
  8. Thread: Reel Repair?

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    You could just send it back to the manufacturer...

    You could just send it back to the manufacturer or it may be as simple as replacing a part. Lots of reel makers will have a site with part numbers, or sometime the original paperwork that comes with...
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    Hugh I like to fish with about anyone now days,...

    Hugh I like to fish with about anyone now days, especially good fishermen. No two fishermen do exactly everything the same. I've been running that new Cortland Fluro and it's strong as goat rope....
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    I fish a double nymph rig about 90% of the time....

    I fish a double nymph rig about 90% of the time. More and more it's a drop shot type of set up that uses weighted flies and spilt shot below the flies. If you aren't getting the fly down in the water...
  11. This time of year, parachute hopper and a black...

    This time of year, parachute hopper and a black ant dropper.:cool:
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    This video might help. Watch how and where he...

    This video might help. Watch how and where he grasp the line. Short leaders and barbless might be a good idea:cool:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFBdtQfw-ZI
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    Hike above Elkmont. Take time to look at some of...

    Hike above Elkmont. Take time to look at some of the old cabings that have been restored. The Litlle River Trail is a road bed without much grade for several miles and there are ample places to let...
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    Keep your false cast low and to a minimum. learn...

    Keep your false cast low and to a minimum. learn how to make your leader land softly. Think about where most threats to fish in a stream come from. The bulk come from above. I still use mostly light...
  15. They did a background check on you Hillbilly;)

    They did a background check on you Hillbilly;)
  16. Thread: fly tying kits

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    From what I have seen most inexpensive fly tying...

    From what I have seen most inexpensive fly tying kits have inferior tools and materials. Plus you only need 4 or 5 tools to get started. I would focus mainly on a good pair of fine tipped scissors...
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    Interesting story, it just adds to the obscenity...

    Interesting story, it just adds to the obscenity of the cost of Salmon fly materials. I love looking at them, but I'm not about to invest a $100 to tie a couple of flies to look at.
  18. Love to see names like Bennie Craig, Ray Ball,...

    Love to see names like Bennie Craig, Ray Ball, Eddie George, Fred Hall, Jim Grasque, and Wiley Oakley. These are the kind of guys I think about when I think of the Smokies. Bennie was a great...
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    Be thankful you aren't the turkey!

    Be thankful you aren't the turkey!
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    Beavers................MMMMMM taste good!

    Beavers................MMMMMM taste good!
  21. Had a good time as usual. Always an impressive...

    Had a good time as usual. Always an impressive gathering of the fly tying community. Thanks to LRO for the venue and to Anthony Hipps for all he does.
  22. Had a good time today. Saw some longtime friends...

    Had a good time today. Saw some longtime friends and hope to see a few more tomorrow. Thanks to LRO for putting on a great event.
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    Ramp butter? That sounds good to me. Basically...

    Ramp butter? That sounds good to me. Basically how would I go about making that?
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    Looks good to me:cool:. What did you fix with...

    Looks good to me:cool:. What did you fix with them?
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    Starling hackle tied in the traditional Flymph...

    Starling hackle tied in the traditional Flymph method. Hugh's fly and the original Blackbird are two different animals. Do a search for Smoky Mt Blackbird Soft Hackle Hugh Hartsell for a photo....
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