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Forum: Southern U.S. 12-05-2008, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Randy Ratliff
Fishing just ain't for summer

Well fishing just ain't for summer here in east Tennessee. Here in our region, the east slopes of the Appalachian mountains, we have the privilege to be able to fish year round for beautiful trout....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2008, 05:22 PM
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Views: 405
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Great Season

Here are a couple of samples from this season

She said I saw these eyes looking up at me and then this mouth open and then BAM, FISH ON, 18 1/2" smallie
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Forum: Southern U.S. 10-22-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By Randy Ratliff
East Tennessee

Here are some pictures from the past week. Check out the fishing report on my website for a more detailed report.

Beautiful Fall colors from Grandfather Mountain...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-21-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: New To The Site

John

Welcome to the board. You should have some good water to guide on down thre around the HI.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Great Smokey Mtns. Nat. Park - 10/25?

The streams in the GSMNP are low, but some are a little better than others.

We got some rain in the mountains last night. The Little River is up slightly. And there is more to come. The Weather...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Rod Question

Don't forget about the new Orvis Clearwater II 908-4 TipFlex, light & very responsive, deep blue color with a matching graphite reelseat. I cast it and it will do well with bigger poppers and...
Forum: Southern U.S. 10-15-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By Randy Ratliff
October 8th thru 14th

Here are a few pictures from this past weeks fishing trips. For a more in depth details on the weeks happenings check out my fishing report on my website:

Troutfishers - East Tennessee Trout...
Forum: Southern U.S. 10-09-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Randy Ratliff
East Tennessee

It has been a good week for fishing in East Tennessee and should get really good this weekend with the cooldown they are predicting. We have been in the upper 80's and lower 90's, setting new record...
Forum: Southern U.S. 09-30-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Watauga, South Holston, and Holston Proper

The Watauga is seeing some nice small tan caddis hatches and we are starting to see some of the bigger October caddis coming off. We are still seeing a terrestrial bite, the teenager in the picture...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 09-25-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Upper New River Smallmouth Float/Drag Trip On 09/23/07 & 09/24/07

David

Glad to see you got to get your mind away. Your meals sound like some the Psycho boys used to fix.

Hope the rest of your vaction week goes well.

Thanks for the report
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,312
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Favorite Trout Streams

WhiteTop Laurel in VA, The South Holston, Watauga, Nolichucky, Holston Proper, Clinch Rivers as well as the 59 mountain streams in Upper East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-23-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Newbe

Welcome to the board. Maybe you can post some picutres of what you tie.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Hello from East TN!

The French Broad is as low as any river in NC and TN that are in the extreme drought conditions. I know around the Asheville area it is hard to float a boat. Douglas Lake that the FB runs into is...
Forum: Southern U.S. 09-18-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Holston Smallmouth

Jack

Thanks for the headsup, changed it


I am booked for that weekend, I was really wanting to come down and fish "The Hole"

Catch one for me, when you coming up my way?
Forum: Southern U.S. 09-18-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Re: Holston Smallmouth

David

The tailwaters are low, but they are fishing good. The small streams are down to a trickle and some have dried up.


Frank

Yes it is a spinner rod. It is hard for a newbie to throw a 7...
Forum: Southern U.S. 09-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Randy Ratliff
Holston Smallmouth

We have been having a great week with clients. We have had a topwater popper bite all day. We start in the middle of the river in the morning to fish chasing minnows. We move to the shade as the sun...
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