Re: Panther Martin

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Posted by Scott on December 12, 1996 at 12:46:49:

In Reply to: Re: Panther Martin posted by GRWilt on September 10, 1996 at 00:40:41:

: : : : 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.

I have used Panther Martins in the Chattahoochee River for 10 years and do very well with them. I buy direct from Panther Martin and save about .70 per lure. E-mail me if you get a chance SW4ASU good luck Scott

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