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  1. Thread: 10 ft rods?

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    I also have been using the 10ft 3 weight...

    I also have been using the 10ft 3 weight Syndicate in the park except for small tight streams where I use a 7.5 ft 3 weight. The extra reach of the 10 footer is extremely useful. I also use the...
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    If you tie your own flies you can vary the weight...

    If you tie your own flies you can vary the weight of a nymph by your choice of tungsten bead size, by adding lead-free wire weight, or by adding both a bead or wire. You can vary the diameter of the...
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    Here is the information I had saved last year...

    Here is the information I had saved last year from SouthernFlyAngler.com on Hartsell's Blackbird pattern. I have tied the pattern this year but have not had an opportunity to fished with it....
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    Most of the nymphs I tie for TN tailwaters use...

    Most of the nymphs I tie for TN tailwaters use very little dubbing except for a sparse collar or a hot spot. For the bodies I mainly use micro tubing, pheasant tail, turkey biots, stripped peacock...
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    Best Fly fFishing Presents?

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    What fly fishing gear did Santa bring you this year.? What is your favorite? My best present was a tenkara pole - an USA Tenkara ITO rod. Yes it is long, but cannot wait to try it out on...
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    The Hardy Shadows are on closeout because a new...

    The Hardy Shadows are on closeout because a new model is being released in 2018 with Hardy's "Sintrix" technology. While I do not own a Shadow rod, I suspect they fish a lot like other entry level...
  7. I think that the list is not about who catches...

    I think that the list is not about who catches the most or largest fish, but rather about those people who have dedicated a major portion of their life to promoting fly fishing in this region. There...
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    I concur with roachm's advice. I have a Syndicate...

    I concur with roachm's advice. I have a Syndicate 10ft 3 weight and have used both Cortland and the Rio euro competition lines, which are both good on small streams for nymphing. You might check out...
  9. Thread: 11/5/17

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    Shawn What model of the drop do you have? How...

    Shawn

    What model of the drop do you have? How do you rate its performance? Is it worth the money when compared to a simple fishing stick-in-the-water thermometer?
  10. Thread: Nymphing rod

    by JHS
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    I have using a Syndicate 10 ft. 3 wt. After...

    I have using a Syndicate 10 ft. 3 wt. After doing considerable research on nymphing rods by reading reviews, blogs, practice casting a few, and talking with others, the Syndicate seemed a good...
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    I wil also affirm the value of going with a guide...

    I wil also affirm the value of going with a guide for learning to fish the GSMNP. I fished there a couple of times without much success, so I hired a guide recommended by LRO. That was a game...
  12. Thread: Fishing Boots

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    After using lace up boots for a long time, I...

    After using lace up boots for a long time, I decided to buy a boot with a BOA lacing system and purchased a pair of Korkers on a closeout deal. After using them for a year, I liked the ease of...
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    Now that it has moved to Bryson City I definitely...

    Now that it has moved to Bryson City I definitely want to revisit the museum. I was somewhat disappointed when I made the trip to Cherokee to see it after it first opened.
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    The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway

    A recent movie titled "The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway", is a great collection of insights about fishing the great western rivers and lakes on Highway 20 from Yellowstone, through Idaho and Eastern...
  15. Thread: blackbirds

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    The original Smokey Mountain Blackbird was tied...

    The original Smokey Mountain Blackbird was tied in a similar manner to the Yellowhammer or Crow fly. L. J. DeCuir, in his book "Southeastern Flies" provides a recipe that calls for a streamer hook...
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    Fished again today (September 27) around Millers...

    Fished again today (September 27) around Millers Island. Conditions were more difficult - bright sun and clear water. Had some success catching several nice size browns on a size 20 soft hackle and...
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    I was fishing at Millers Island. There were no...

    I was fishing at Millers Island. There were no hatches occurring, and very little surface activity. Fished nymphs as deep as possible on 10 foot leader plus 3 foot fluorocarbon tippet. Water seemed...
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    Clinch Monday September 25

    The Clinch was fishing well this morning. Had numerous hook-ups of 12" plus size rainbows on a size 18 Frenchy, tied on a jig hook. This was my first outing on the Clinch this fall and did not...
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    It is my understanding that the average hourly...

    It is my understanding that the average hourly discharge includes sluicing. For example, earlier today, with no generators running, the discharge is in the 4,000 CFS range, which indicates water is...
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    I went to Clinch on Wed. am around 9 am when I...

    I went to Clinch on Wed. am around 9 am when I saw that TVA was not generating or sluicing from 1 am to 11 am. After verifying the release had been 20 CFM since 2am, I figured this may be the one...
  21. Thread: Syndicate Rods

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    Syndicate Rods

    Does anyone have experience with fishing a Syndicate Competition Fly Rod or another competition rod (Cortland, Sage, Echo)? If so, are they appropriate for high-stick nymphing in the park? What are...
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    At last winter's Clinch River Chapter fly tying...

    At last winter's Clinch River Chapter fly tying meeting of TU one of the flies demonstrated was a Guacamole Stick Bug, which is a sparsely tied small streamer that is known to be effective on the...
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    Does anyone have experience with Compass Waders? ...

    Does anyone have experience with Compass Waders? I see them advertising in Southern Trout.
  24. Thread: Clinch questions

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    I fished the Clinch from about noon to 4pm on...

    I fished the Clinch from about noon to 4pm on Wed. No sign of any significant hatches. Fish were rarely taking insects near the surface. Did ok fishing a striper midge near bottom although I had...
  25. Thread: Hiwassee 4/10/17

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    I also like neoprene wading socks if wearing...

    I also like neoprene wading socks if wearing wading boots. I have both Simms and Orvis and like both. If you wear regular socks, wading boots can really chafe your legs.
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