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I do not know how many of you flyfish, but to me flyfishing is like soupbeans...Soupbeans are a traditional food that keeps you going and makes you feel satisfied when you are done...



Paint Creek in Greene County is currently in Delayed Harvest Season but the time is near for it to open up to the slaughter house. Better get your line tightened a few more times before it's over. 1st of March every one and their entire family will be down to empty the creek ((except for a few (very few) holes that are hard to get to)). If you have never been it can be a good time in the mountains. Bring lots of beadhead nymphs (hare's ear, skip nymph, stonefly nymph, pheasant tails, and small dark wooolybuggers (maybe just one or two white woolybuggers)) I would recomend at least a 4 weight but I have fished a 3 weight. Problems with the 3 weight are only noticed when you hook up with one of the many 18" + bows that weigh 2 to 4 lbs (big fat'ens) Sometimes the big'uns are hard to find but other times they are vibrant and seem to be endless...



Good Luck to anyone who heads up their and enjoy!! I do!!!!
 

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I understand and feel your pain. I still enjoy fishing the small mtn. streams. To this day it amazes me that a big fish can live in some of those places. I fished some of those places in Greene Co several years back and did catch a lot of fish and some of them nice big fish. There are a couple of us on here who stand in a river and wave a stick around. Nothing like it. Hope you catch more before your time is up
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Stalker brings up some good points. Ive found out that in mountain streams the fish like bigger food and in tailwaters they are more feeding on smaller flies, I guess because of the obundance of food. Ive never fished that stream but have heard many good things about it. If you could pm me some directions on what the best way to get there from Kingsport. Thanks for the post......
 
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