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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:.
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  10. They did a background check on you Hillbilly;)

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

    by flyman
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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.
  13. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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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    You know I was just messing with you. Keep on...

    You know I was just messing with you. Keep on catching and posting those photos of those nice fish.:cool:
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    You have almost given everyone the virtual keys...

    You have almost given everyone the virtual keys to the city:rolleyes: I've know a lot of fishermen over the years, but only a few who consistently catch large fish like you can. That's a good looking...
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    Those are a couple of nice ones! I'm going down...

    Those are a couple of nice ones! I'm going down there this weekend and catch them and fry them up!:cool:
  24. I have a 1000 TV channels, but of course none of...

    I have a 1000 TV channels, but of course none of these:mad: Maybe I can find a way to stream in on my computer.
  25. Thread: Lost rod

    by flyman
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    Sorry about your rod. I know I have been the...

    Sorry about your rod. I know I have been the victim on a couple of occasions myself. I had someone tell me years ago if you are going to put the rod down, put it on the front windshield. You can use...
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