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Forum: Off-topic Discussion Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By JOHNKIES
How Big?

The biggest flying nasties I ever encountered were in Ontario canoeing above Boundary Waters National Park. I never knew of any little kids actually carried off by those skeeters, but having seen,...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-25-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JOHNKIES
Angry The Cloud .......

"The Cloud" is no more a cloud than I am a fairy princess (I don't even OWN a tu-tu)! The cloud is an interlinked computer network with your application located in computer A, your files are located...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-25-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JOHNKIES
Wink Alexa .

Is anyone really surprised by this? As with mobile phones many people think they are secure because they have a password. Not so - everything you say and text goes out over the airways to anyone...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 05-25-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By JOHNKIES
There is a Difference

I can hear the difference between a $5,000.00 sound system and a $500.00 system but the variable is not worth $4500 to me. Same with some equipment, like nippers. The good ones do work better than...
Forum: Ask the Experts 05-25-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Brown Teeth

Brown trout of any size have teeth and the bigger the fish the bigger the teeth. I recommend trimming off maybe 5" of tippet after every brown, especially those 14" and bigger. I have lost some...
Forum: Ask the Experts 05-24-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Wink Or ?????

Or you could use a rod with the backbone to land big fish. Like a 6wt. Still plenty of fun and you get the fish to the net without wearing them down making their recovery more difficult. I have it...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-23-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By JOHNKIES
Wow!

Wow! I think that should be called criminal assault or just plain chicken "fertilizer" for hitting the QB from behind!

On football, had some fun yesterday substituting for one of the PE...
Forum: General Information 05-23-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By JOHNKIES
Indeed!

The rattlesnake attack was on the Edisto River, one I am somewhat familiar with. We have had our extended family vacation on Edisto Island the last couple of years.

While we are here, I would...
Forum: Fish Tales! 05-22-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By JOHNKIES
Personal Best

So far these are all GA catches and none of mine were in GA, plus no photo evidence. Two favorites were both Wyoming Cutthroats, one from the Yellowstone below the lake and the other from the N....
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-21-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Why Cash?

Forgot one reason for cash ............. you really don't want to put your credit card under a garter at certain Atlanta entertainment venues .................... 8- O
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-20-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By JOHNKIES
Wink Neither

I carry neither cash nor any debit or credit card. That's what my girl friend is for! She carries her cards and her cash and I just look pretty ...................... 8- )

Why cash? You...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-15-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By JOHNKIES
Tall Order

That's a pretty tall order. Most of the camping in that area, unless you backpack, is going to be typical car camping. There are some private campgrounds scattered along the main stem Nantahala but...
Forum: General Information 05-14-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By JOHNKIES
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend park near McCaysville has lots of river access, not too deep and some nice amenities like restrooms and picnic pavilions. If on the weekend, recommend going early.
Forum: General Information 05-13-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By JOHNKIES
Happy Mothers Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z865nKpgH0Q

I hope the link works if not it's entering by hand.

--jk--
Forum: Warm Water Reports--Freshwater 05-11-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool WARNING!!!

WARNING!! Fishing for bream/bluegill and bass with a fly is highly addictive and may lead to having longings for a farm pond even when you are standing in a trout stream.

WARNING!
Forum: Chattahoochee River 05-11-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Not a Lure

That shrimp is not a lure, that's somebody's pet! Look again. see the attached fabric? That's not a leader, that's a leash! I bet some little boy or little girl is now heart broken to without...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 05-09-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By JOHNKIES
Should be Fine

If that reel can handle Lake Michigan steelhead it will be fine in salt. I do this when we go to the Carolina coast and would advise two thinkgs: When finished fishing for the day, rinse your reel...
Forum: N. Georgia Small Streams--Trout Reports 05-09-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By JOHNKIES
Two Flavors

Remember there are two flavors of brookies, wild, native stream born, and stocked. You can catch stocked brookies in DH waters (of which NC has three more weeks of) or any hatchery supported waters....
Forum: General Information 05-09-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By JOHNKIES
Exactly!

Exactly. This photo shows exactly why I switched from $8 Garcia Vegas to $.80 Backwoods Smokes. That way when Mr Big breaks off or I blow the hook-up and exclaim "OH $h1T" it's 80 cents in the...
Forum: General Information 05-09-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By JOHNKIES
Whew!

Whew! Who did you p1$$ off? Did you spit on a gypsy? Maybe accidently hook a troll under the Amacola Falls bridge? Maybe you had unkind words about the beloved NGTO board?

Sorry to hear about...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 05-07-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By JOHNKIES
Estes Park and RMNP

Look for water and fish there. That should do it.

Okay, maybe a little more effort than that. Mid June is run-off and all streams will be high and some discolored. I would fish the lakes and...
Forum: General Information 05-01-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Brook Trout Habits

.... "how did the brook trout get above the falls to begin with? ...."

What? You never heard of 'The Flying Nun'? 8- )
Forum: Chattahoochee River 05-01-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By JOHNKIES
Summary:

To summarize Natureman's post, You Can't Fix Stupid.

And in all fairness we all get stupid at some point along the way. I have been caught by unexpected releases on the Tuck and Toccoa tail...
Forum: General Information 05-01-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Old School Swampy

Maybe we could sign you up for an orienteering course? 8-) And yes I DO have that merit badge!
Forum: General Information 05-01-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By JOHNKIES
Be Prepared

Another thread was talking about the BSA and their motto is "Be Prepared" which remains good advice for anyone going outdoors for any purpose. Here in NC we have Panthertown Valley which is...
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