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  1. yeah thats a great river to fish. after that you'll be keyed in to wading the area as well. Lots of good trout streams in our area. Clinch, Holster, Tellico, all streams in GSMNP, the theres Hiwasee down south and South Holsten, Watauga up in Tri cities
  2. I love fly fishing. I will echo what @Handsome Rob said above. Don't spend any more money on gear or flies and spend that money hiring a guide for a full or half day. Then you can better understand what you might want or need moving forward. Where in East TN region are you located? Aslo Little River Outfitters is a fantastic business. I buy as much from them as I can. What rod and reel did you buy. That looks like an Orvis Mirage but cant tell for sure
  3. Mike is the man for the job, well worth the drive
  4. Id tie the rooster tail on the line and leave a long tail on the knot, maybe 6" or more and then tie the crank bait to the tail of the line how ever far back you need to achieve the look.
  5. I've seen maybe a dozen grouse in TN in the last 15 years. Mostly while walking timber stands in the Mountain of Morgan and Scott Co. I only see them when they busted up and scared the #### out of me
  6. It is definitely a bottomland species. You will find it other places but it typically likes wetter sites
  7. Bud beats me too it every time
  8. Thats for the specific subspeicies Southern Catalpa. The range of Catalpa speciosa (all species) is much more broad
  9. @Erik88 that’s for sure Catalpa. People who dont know call them Green Bean Trees or the old more common name Indian Bean.
  10. I put a several days in this year, got a few good photos even when the birds didn’t cooperate
  11. Finally got some good action on Saturday. Went with my buddy Jimmy near Crossville. Had 4 gobblers and a hen come in. We tried to double but the shooting lane was too narrow to get 2 birds in the open. So we got one down the. Went after another we heard gobbling earlier. We got on him but couldn’t get him to come in. Great day to wrap the season for me.
  12. lots of gobbling yesterday morning near Vonore. Couldn't get one to come in, so we went after the most vocal one only to have a coyote come running up and bust it off. I'm not sure if its evolved as much as if you get your ass kicked for shouting, you learn pretty quick to keep quite. Toms will certainly keep quite if a more dominant bird is around but they could still come looking. I've had birds come in and never make a peep. Even big birds sometimes just stay quiet
  13. I don't have personal experience but a Realtor I trust recommended Scott Umstead, 865-556-4911. He is in Knoxville but I'm sure he works blount county too. If that doesn't help I can ask some other folks.
  14. I grew up hunting squirrels in West Virginia. There everyone used shotguns. I started using a .410 single shot, then moved to 20ga and eventually got an 870 wingmaster 12ga for my 12th birthday. we would have to pick a few pellets out every now and then but not many, and we never had any in the meat after cooking. The biggest thing was my dad taught me to aim at the tip of their nose or just beyond to avoid too many pellets in the body. of course thats a good theory when they're not moving. Also to note, we had BIG squirrel up there Red and gray, sometimes crossed. The Tennessee squirrels are like runts in comparison

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