Re: Limestone waters-anywhere?

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Posted by GRWilt on January 14, 1997 at 01:19:22:

In Reply to: Limestone waters-anywhere? posted by Frank on January 13, 1997 at 10:37:34:

: After many years of trout stalking with a fly rod, I am really amazed at the quality resources around here.But I do miss the limestone waters of Pennsylvania. Would anyone out there recommend limestone destinations within three to five hours of Atlanta. I hear that Tennessee and Arkansas may have some limestone waters. What I am looking for is finicky holdover fish, rich limestone waters, and varied hatches. Protected catch and release would be perfect. Small or large would be fine. Any gems out there that one would share with a lifetime fisherman?

The Elk R.tailwater below Tims Ford dam near Winchester,
in the Cumberland Plateau(Cumberland Mnts)This I believe is
mostly limestone,the stream below T.F.dam has a lot of weed
growth and seems to be quite fertile.The weeds are teeming
with scuds,sowbugs,and Baetus nymphs and the trout(mostly Bows)
went after tiny flies.I use to fish the stream frequently,haven,t
in about 3 years.Remember it is a tailwater so you know the
dangers and shortcomings.Another stream I have not fished but
I have some information about is the Little Buffalo R.west of
Lawrenceburg,Tn (again Cumberland Plat.)The trout (browns)water
is on the Laurel Hill Wild.Manage.Area near the Natchez Trace.
The Little Buffalo flows N.into the Buffalo of Tn.better
S.M.bass rivers.In Ark there is the White and Norfork near
Mountain Home (they are fertile and great!!)and the Little Red
near Heber Springs(world record Brown-40+lbs)is also a great
tailwater.The book Home Waters Mid south Flyfishers and
the book Ozark Trout Tales can be purchased from Feathercraft in
St.Louis,Mo.are excellent books and I highly recommend them.Hope
this helps.E mail me for any other assistance.I have FF the White
many times under high flow and low flow.GRW

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