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    Good thread. I fished a mountain trout stream...

    Good thread.
    I fished a mountain trout stream last week on national forest lands and wore my blaze orange ball cap. Our muzzleloader deer season is in full swing, so I stayed on the side of caution...
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    At one time or another, I think I've owned about...

    At one time or another, I think I've owned about every type vest and pack known to man...and never been completely happy. I hate a vest. They make my neck sore and the pockets are always in the wrong...
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    I own several of the second generation Lamson...

    I own several of the second generation Lamson Velocity's in the "gunsmoke" finish. Best bang for the buck in a reel I've ever owned. Silky-smooth, tough as nails and have never let me down. I've...
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    In at least one tourney that went on in my area,...

    In at least one tourney that went on in my area, it was held on a public Delayed Harvest trout stream, that yes, was stocked by the WRC (with taxpayer money). It was not a derby-type event, but a fly...
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    Fly fishing tournaments already has impacted...

    Fly fishing tournaments already has impacted public waters here. It's not for the private, richly fed streams only. Not at all. Not here, anyhow.

    I know of more than one public trout stream here...
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    Awesome Service From TFO!

    Last week on a float trip I broke a guide on my favorite smallmouth bassin rod, a TFO TiCr-X 7'6" 6wt. I sent the rod back on the TFO "No Fault" warranty and within 5 business days I had a brand new...
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    I have an older St Croix Avid 8' 4wt, 2-piece...

    I have an older St Croix Avid 8' 4wt, 2-piece that is that "natural" rod for me. The Avid I have is a pre-IPC/ART stuff with the gray blank. According to the serial number it is a 2003 model. It is...
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    I've owned a couple of TiCr-X rods. They are...

    I've owned a couple of TiCr-X rods. They are really fast rods, designed for distance casting. For close-in work, I have found overlining them works better. Even at moderate distances, I like a 7wt...
  9. Thread: prince nymph

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    The biggest brown trout I ever saw caught and...

    The biggest brown trout I ever saw caught and landed, was caught on a #14 Prince Nymph.
    I've had a fair-share of luck fishing a Prince Nymph in the past, but dont nymph fish all that much anymore....
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    I've also been tying on a Regal for several years...

    I've also been tying on a Regal for several years now and would not consider replacing it with any other vise. I've also heard stories about hooks shooting out of the jaws but like some others, I've...
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    I have experienced several excellent caddis...

    I have experienced several excellent caddis hatches on a certain east Tennessee river that is known for good hatches of Caddis. When the hatch comes off really good, the surface of the water, in...
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    The trout streams in NC are all north and west of...

    The trout streams in NC are all north and west of Charlotte, that I am aware of. The mountains of western NC are loaded with fantastic trout streams, but I'd guess you'd be looking at 2.5 or 3 hours...
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    Nice ties! Those flies look fantastic. To echo...

    Nice ties! Those flies look fantastic.

    To echo AA's post, there's a fly that has roots in the Smokey Mountains of western NC and estern TN called the "Thunderhead" that was developed by the late...
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    Possibly because the "old standard patterns" dont...

    Possibly because the "old standard patterns" dont catch fishermen as well as the newest, latest and greatest eye-catching patterns do?
    I think we over-emphasize fly patterns at times. We like new...
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    Thanks for sharing that...I'll be giving it a try!

    Thanks for sharing that...I'll be giving it a try!
  16. Thread: Amnesia Butt

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    Appalachian Angler hit the nail on the head! I...

    Appalachian Angler hit the nail on the head!
    I used Amnesia for my loops on the end of my lines for years, until I discovered Berkley Big Game mono. I too like the 40# for the connection. Like AA...
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    Interesting. One question I have is, how much...

    Interesting. One question I have is, how much fishing pressure does that water receive? And how much pressure over the winter? I think that could be a legitimate question as to how readily they would...
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    Gigmaster, have you paddled the NRS Pike? How did...

    Gigmaster, have you paddled the NRS Pike? How did it do against current?
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    Man, that new NRS Pike looks pretty darn sweet....

    Man, that new NRS Pike looks pretty darn sweet. With 2000 denier PVC, that thing oughta be almost bombproof! My only concern is in river fishing, how would it paddle upstream against mild current? My...
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    More good ideas...thanks fellas! Charlie,...

    More good ideas...thanks fellas!
    Charlie, brother, it is sure good to hear from you again!
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    Thanks guys. Local craft stores here only seem to...

    Thanks guys. Local craft stores here only seem to have the 2mm foam, but the 4 or 6 mm sounds like it might work fine. I'll keep looking and see if I can find some. Will the standard craft-type foam...
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    Foam for Fly Box

    Anyone know where to locate foam suitable for use in a large fly box? I've looked in a few places like Wally World and a couple craft-type stores for suitable foam to no avail. I'd like the type foam...
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    I have been tying my bass flies on one for about...

    I have been tying my bass flies on one for about 2 plus years now and I am very satisfied with the E-Z vise. I've tied LOTS of flies on it, using hooks from size 14 down to 3/0 with zero problems. I...
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    Never tied a "tube fly" and never seen it done....

    Never tied a "tube fly" and never seen it done. Looks quite interesting.
    Does anyone know of a online video describing just the basics of tube flies and how they are done?
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    I use alot of glue on foam-type flies (I tie alot...

    I use alot of glue on foam-type flies (I tie alot of them) and gave up on Zap-a-Gap some time ago. I use Loctite Super Glues now and none have hardened up on me after opening (by just closing with...
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