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  1. Thread: Euro Nymphing

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    Re: Euro Nymphing

    What’s your budget?
  2. Re: The Vintage Orvis Rod User / Collectors Thread;

    I have several of the older Orvis rods.

    Henry’s Fork 8 1/2’ 5 weight
    Green Mountain (Far and Fine blank)
    Western 8’ 3” 3 weight
    Silver Label 8’ 6” 4 weight

    I don’t fish them as much as I...
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    Re: Slower action small creek recommendations

    I’m with WNCtroutstalker, the Redington CT is hard to beat.
  4. Thread: Rod Stress

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    Re: Rod Stress

    What make of rod? High end or low?
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    Re: Can't get trout to commit to any dry fly.

    From what little I have read about the Jackson near Hot Springs is that itís a better stream for drift boat fishing than wading. Access is limited for wading and the flows tend to be pretty good....
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    Re: Can't get trout to commit to any dry fly.

    A few things to try.

    If available you could hire a guide. Have them look over your setup and they can show you the ropes.

    Another option is to approach other anglers on the river when starting...
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    Re: High Visibility Or Classic Parachute Post?

    You have hit upon what I like, the smaller flies like 18’s I like the hi-vis.

    It also has to do with availability. Sometimes I cannot get the hi-vis so I just go with regular parachute.
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    Re: High Visibility Or Classic Parachute Post?

    Kind of depends for me at least.

    What pattern and what size?
  9. Thread: Medium creek Rod

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    Re: Medium creek Rod

    If you can’t find any of those lines readily, try the Airflo Super Dri Elite in DT. My GS 883 casts like a dream with it.
  10. Thread: Orvis CFO reels

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    Re: Orvis CFO reels

    I bought a reel off Perry a few months ago and my experience mirrors yours.

    Great guy!
  11. Thread: Medium creek Rod

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    Re: Medium creek Rod

    Just got back from the NC side. Fished it two days this past week.

    As you say, the water is warm in the lower elevations, that’s why I head up top and fish the smaller, cooler streams.

    One of...
  12. Thread: Medium creek Rod

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    Re: Medium creek Rod

    Almost all of my fly fishing is within the GSMNP. I have been fishing here for right at 40 years.

    Originally just starting out as a teenager back in the 70's, the quintessential Smokies fly rod...
  13. Thread: Gin Clear Creek

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    Re: Gin Clear Creek

    We here in the Smokies are blessed (or cursed, depending on how look at it) with gin clear water. It gets especially clear in the summer with low flows and under dry conditions. Couple that with...
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    Re: WF or DT for Echo Base Rod?

    I would go with the DT.
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    Re: What are the Chances with Brookies

    I have had it happen at least twice, both times on a small brook trout stream in the Smokies. These are truly wild fish, no stockers there.
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    Re: Greetings from Richmond, Virginia!

    Several on here fish with vintage gear, including myself.

    One thing to pay special attention to is the line. Depending on the age and storage conditions of it, it may need replacing. With age...
  17. Thread: Redington Zero

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    Re: Redington Zero

    I have a Zero. It is very simple internally and works as advertised. I have used it several times and the durability is as good as my other reels, Orvis battenkills (English and Chinese), Ross,...
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    Re: Small mouth fishing

    I know on the FB above Knoxville, there are areas you can wade. Possibly the same exists on the NC side around Asheville.

    I know it is old school, but getting one of those Delorme map books can...
  19. Thread: Sage SLT 383

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    Re: Sage SLT 383

    The rod will be fine.
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    Re: Small mouth fishing

    The French Broad in Asheville and in its River stretches all the way to Knoxville is pretty good SMB action.
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    Beginners advice.....

    I have noticed a lot of new fishermen on this and other sites, that's really good. In addition to the questions and advice about rods, reels, lines, flies, etc. I have one other piece of advice to...
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    Re: A few general questions

    One thing I recommend is to find a local fly shop or Orvis store. They have beginning fly fishing programs that are usually free. You can learn a lot in an afternoon or two.
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    Re: "Easy" Trout Fishing Destinations?

    This.

    I know here in TN and WNC, a lot of crowds lessen once school is back in session. Most have started back now but there are still a fair number of schools that don’t start until a few weeks...
  24. Re: Mostly Small Fish--Where Did The Big One's Go?

    I know here in the Smokies, water levels drop and temps rise. As the water gets lower it also gets clearer. Big fish get that way by being wary, very wary.

    The bigger fish here can be caught, but...
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    Re: Cortland 444 Peach WF Fly Line

    Definitely sounds like heat is the culprit.

    What are the temps getting to, both water and air?
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