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  1. rayvh
    06-27-18 03:52 PM
    It was suggested by another post to contact you for info on the Ocmulgee. If you don't mind sharing, what is the best water flow conditions to float the Hwy 16 Bridge down to Popper take out. I have heard some conflicting info on water flow and what is do able and what is best for a bite. Some home work has me understanding they don't announce releases other than emails to Jackson Lake Home owners and they like to keep the Lakes at right at or near full pool for the summer. Any info you can share would be appreciated.
  2. Trouty Mouth
    03-27-15 07:57 PM
    Trouty Mouth
    I see you are looking for a Pushpole too. Check out the MHX! It gets really good reviews over the Mangrove / Carbon Marine. I think that I am probably going to go that way...
  3. Swamp Angel
    08-22-11 11:13 PM
    Swamp Angel
    I believe I saw you briefly on a kayak fishing show on WFN last night during an episode focusing on Georgia coastal waters. It's always good to see someone on national TV who I almost-kinda-sorta-could-but-don't-exactly know. It's certainly good to see one of our own NGTOers!
  4. allenww
    12-30-09 10:47 AM
    Just read on GRF about your heart attack - glad you are ok - those treadmills are tuff, and the little 20 year olds operating the speed controls are, Pentacostally speaking, of the devil.

  5. terry creech
    12-23-08 11:34 AM
    terry creech
    Hey Riverpirate:
    I've put together some "My Two Cents" pieces for beginners and this one might be a good place to start. Do the homework and the on-water "classwork" makes sense sooner.
    I've pasted it below...

    My Two Cents on Handy Sites
    Here are some handy sites for instruction, edification, bathtime/bedtime laptop browsing, etc., in no particular order:
    Good info to commit to memory. Also follow the links for all kinds of tips for beginners (glossary, etc.)
    Also, while Orvis is pricey, check out their flies and accessories. Some things you simply can’t find elsewhere.
    Great site. Check out the top menu bar and select.
    The best flyfishing mag out there IMO.
    Knots. I use only the clinch (or improved clinch when I’m not hurried or for bigger fish) knot (and I do the “X factor” plus 2 when determining the number of wraps – for ex., if tying a clinch knot using 5X tippet or leader, I make seven turns, or twists, to begin the knot), double (I do a “triple” actually) surgeon’s knot for tying tippet to leader, and perfection loop sometimes if I’m using inexpensive leaders that don’t come with a perfection loop already..
    perfection loop illustrated
    Hooch website helpful for fishing the Delayed Harvest. Check out turbidity. Anything above 10 is tough and above 20 is unfishable and dangerous to wade. Below five is perfect. There is also a realtime flow site in the left sidebar (Paces – and this is good for Whitewater and Cochran Shoals). Anything below 4 ft. or so is fishable, around 3 is great.
    AARON’S BOOK ON FISHING THE HOOCH DH. He spent months fishing this stretch (I know, as my missionary uncle Bill would say, its kind of like “suffering for Jesus” while ministering to supermodels on Tahiti) while preparing for this book, and its especially helpful for fly selection and tactics. A wise buy, unless you don’t care to catch 30 or more fish at a time on occasions. I’ve used his selections to bring more than twice that many to hand on more than one morning of fishing the DH.
    Hatch chart courtesy of Chris Scalley of River Through Atlanta. This guy knows the Hooch.
    More bugs…*left*cat20431
    I buy a lot of stuff here.
    I buy most of my flies here, but there are other great sites, including
    and Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops (sometimes).
    Its really instructive for beginners to just browse through all the flies illustrated on these sites and others and start committing what they look like to memory. And remember, its also fun to go to flyshops such as the Fishhawk or Unicoi Outfitters (check out their website – lots of good stuff and great people) and just hang out. Talk to folks there, learn a lot, buy a hat and a couple flies, you know...

    And NGTO is a veritable mountain of info to be mined. Check out the archives for everything from hatch charts to tactics.

    Lastly, google anything and everything that comes to mind– wet fly swing (good for WBs and SH flies and this technique can be “idiot proof” at times, so I think it goes without saying that I frequently fall back on it), nymphing techniques (and getting a good drift), dry techniques, line control and mending line (this is big), water hauling or water loading, tuck cast (great for nymphing – gets your shot in the water first allowing your flies to sink more swiftly), etc., etc. The internet is your friend. Check out Amazon for some good inexpensive flyfishing books on basics, dries, nymphing, etc., as well. And once you’ve absorbed them, they look really cool lying around the living room or on an office shelf.

    What do people do that don’t fish?

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    Native resident of Georgia. Kayak Prostaffer
    Milner Ga
    kayak fishing, I use to hunt some but dang this kayak fishing has stopped that!
    Architectural Specifications writter for money. Pro Staffer for Ocean Kayak and part time guide
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    Ocmulgee River and Flint River
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