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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...
  6. Thread: Another report

    by JayR
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    google brought this up. ...

    google brought this up.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9VkDzb30g
  7. 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...
  10. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Thread: Tellico Plains

    by JayR
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    Depending on what part of the Tellico you fish,...

    Depending on what part of the Tellico you fish, there is about the same amount of room as most streams in the Smokies. That being said, the Tellico is full of stockers but also full of plenty of...
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    The water levels this year have pretty much been...

    The water levels this year have pretty much been good all summer. They continue to be good.
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    Lynn Camp was closed from 2008 to March 2015. ...

    Lynn Camp was closed from 2008 to March 2015.

    could you be confusing it with another stream or you fished it within the last 3 years.
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    The Greenbriar area has several streams in it....

    The Greenbriar area has several streams in it. Some are more difficult to fish than others. I have caught some decent sized rainbows there nothing any better than some other areas I normally fish.
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    “"The park service has been busy the past few...

    “"The park service has been busy the past few years eradicating the rainbow trout from the national park as they are a non native invasive species. All of the fish you will catch within the park...
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    In my experiences there, they are not that low....

    In my experiences there, they are not that low. It’s been a couple of years since I fished it after the bad flood they had there so I might stand corrected. Generally speaking, brookies are higher up.
  24. Thread: Upper Bald river

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    I know the last two years, the Bald has been...

    I know the last two years, the Bald has been really low this time of year but this year it should be in real good shape.
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    I would far more recommend a wading staff than a...

    I would far more recommend a wading staff than a tube.

    I have known several older fishermen over the years that fished the GSMNP well into their 70’s and their mode of fishing entailed a wading...
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