Posted by GRWilt on September 10, 1996 at 00:40:41:
In Reply to: Panther Martin posted by Joe Noble on September 09, 1996 at 11:25:47:
: : : Planning trip to Cohuttas next week - 5 day backpack. Any recent experience or recommendations. Thanks - will post report.
: : I am assuming you have The Cohutta Wilderness map by the U.S.D.A.Forest Service.I would go in
: : at the 1st trail north of Chicken Coop Gap off of FS17 and hike down to Conasauga R.and trail
: : (see map!).Fish up as far as you can.You will catch more redeyes than trout on lower stretch,
: : but as you approach the Paint Bank Gap area(though not on the map there is a trail from PBGap
: : down to the river)you will begin catching more trout and some nice ones at that.What to use --
: : Elk Hair Caddis (light colored,16 or smaller),16-20 BWO,16 -20 black ant,8-10 Muddler fish it
: : dry(heck of terrestial imitater)and GRHE nymph in 14-18 size.If spinning use Panther Martin as
: : small as you can handle and Gold!!blade.As a flyfisherman I hate to admit this,when exploring
: : and in doubt use crickets!not worms or corn.
: What in the world is a Panther Martin? I am not familier with this spinner.
The Panther Martin is a great spinner because it readily spins on the downstream retrieve.The key is the
the shaft goes through the spinner,i.e.the spinner is not on a clevis such as Rooster Tail's spinner.P.M.
are well made and expensive but worth it.
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