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Forum: Swap Shop Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By fishmonger
Bump for a great hull. That is The Minnow's...

Bump for a great hull.

That is The Minnow's big brother. The Minnow was a 12 foot, meaning this is the elusive 14 footer, the small bench in the front is the giveaway. I searched long and hard...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 11-12-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By fishmonger
There used to be a white van (if memory serve me...

There used to be a white van (if memory serve me right) with SC plates that would park at Abbotts in the fall, and I would see his boat tied up on the west bank about a mile below McGinnis, just...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 11-05-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By fishmonger
I'll bite. It won't. But, we need to beware...

I'll bite.

It won't. But, we need to beware of governmental regulation that is dressed up as if to protect the environment but in fact does not, or does so at the expense of perceived opposing...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 11-01-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
We'll be full circle when you come back with a...

We'll be full circle when you come back with a pic of the big Brown that didn't get away. Waiting on you, now get busy! :cheers:

FM
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-30-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
I figure that fish have a better chance of seeing...

I figure that fish have a better chance of seeing the fly line the closer it is to the fly, especially a sinking line, which are dark and opaque. You certainly know that the other main benefit of...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-30-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
I disagree. Fluoro sinks, nylon floats. That is...

I disagree. Fluoro sinks, nylon floats. That is one of the primary benefits of fluoro, and is why you don't fish fluoro on dries or poppers. If the fluoro you use floats, it is probably a composite....
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-30-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
Try adding some kind of an orange streamer as a...

Try adding some kind of an orange streamer as a dropper, or use it as your point fly and add your black bugger as a dropper. Something about orange drives Browns nuts in the Fall. I used to tie up...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-30-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
No sweat. And for the record, they can easily...

No sweat. And for the record, they can easily break 0X too, but at least you have a chance.

One more comment: you mentioned strip set. Normal trout tippet cannot stand up to a strip set (assuming...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-30-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,257
Posted By fishmonger
Big Browns. 4X is a joke for streamer fishing for...

Big Browns. 4X is a joke for streamer fishing for the big ones in the Fall. 0X is your friend right now. To have 2 hookups like that in one outing and lose them both would be heartbreaking to me,...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-29-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,781
Posted By fishmonger
I thing fishing trout redds you can see is not a...

I thing fishing trout redds you can see is not a good thing. I make that distinction because when the Browns are spawning in the Hooch, the turnover is on, and you can't see the redds. So I am OK...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-26-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By fishmonger
Two reasons why Mighty Whitey is still my fishing...

Two reasons why Mighty Whitey is still my fishing truck after 20 years.

I'll take the deep dip over the mudpit goat roping that is Johnson Ferry any day....
Forum: Chattahoochee River 10-26-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By fishmonger
What about all the dipsticks that launch the...

What about all the dipsticks that launch the non-motorized craft? They can be a real barrel of monkeys too!

FM
Forum: General Information 10-24-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,878
Posted By fishmonger
Yeah, I heard The English Beat were a bunch of...

Yeah, I heard The English Beat were a bunch of closet trout bums now, and Jimmy is constantly chasing them out from by the mill.

FM
Forum: Ask the Experts 10-19-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By fishmonger
I second the Roger Lowe recommendation. He used...

I second the Roger Lowe recommendation. He used to have a great shop in Waynesville, and is very interesting to talk to. He is very knowledgeable in the old time Smokey Mtn patterns and all the local...
Forum: Fly Tying 10-18-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By fishmonger
Yep, same result. FM

Yep, same result.

FM
Forum: Fly Tying 10-17-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By fishmonger
Tip from Henry Cowen: Spray the resin after you...

Tip from Henry Cowen: Spray the resin after you have hardened it with an alcohol based breath spray, available in little spray bottles, this gets rid of the tackiness. One little shot and a quick...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-15-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,036
Posted By fishmonger
This isn't fair to Billy Dee Williams, or to me...

This isn't fair to Billy Dee Williams, or to me and Phil. I know I am not anything Sylvester Stallone except an officially registered Sly hater. Phil, I guess you are Rocky going forward, and you can...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-15-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,036
Posted By fishmonger
I didn't, but I refrained from asking for...

I didn't, but I refrained from asking for clarification.
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-15-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,036
Posted By fishmonger
Phil, we traded PMs and agreed to bury the...

Phil, we traded PMs and agreed to bury the hatchet a while back. Do you remember this?

In my book, that means that I don't hammer you for content or with overly personal comments, nor you me,...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-13-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,036
Posted By fishmonger
Relax Francis, it is purely a friendly poke. ...

Relax Francis, it is purely a friendly poke.

FM
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-12-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,036
Posted By fishmonger
English isn't Phil's native language. The funny...

English isn't Phil's native language. The funny thing is, nobody knows what is ;) :rotfl:

FM
Forum: Watercraft 10-05-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By fishmonger
Not that it matters much but "55" or whatever...

Not that it matters much but "55" or whatever number you are looking at in trolling motors refers to pounds of thrust. 55 amps is a LOT of electrical energy, way more than you would find in anything...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 09-27-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,703
Posted By fishmonger
Sounds like a Steelhead to me. :cheers: Just...

Sounds like a Steelhead to me. :cheers: Just sayin'...

FM
Forum: Chattahoochee River 09-21-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,740
Posted By fishmonger
The herring we saw were about 4" long. Herring...

The herring we saw were about 4" long. Herring are shaped like a finger, and gizzard shad are shaped like a hand.

FM
Forum: Chattahoochee River 09-20-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,740
Posted By fishmonger
I was wondering the same thing, but now that...

I was wondering the same thing, but now that these other guys are reporting them being relatively thick in the Buford TW, I think they must have come down from Lanier. Unlike trout and striper, I...
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