When the fishing gets hard you got to do a rain chant "Cuttybow Cuttybow there you go"
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Drift boat vs Raft from my point on each one. Feel free to criticize. First just try to clean your raft/boat with a mild bleach solution. This helps stop the spread of disease and invasive species. There are plenty of web sites to show you the solution ratio before changing rivers. Understandably it’s a little harder for guides due to trips one day from the next on different rivers. My points to a raft. First taking the frame off and putting 303 all over a raft top and bottom every 6 months might be inconvenient. I store mine inside. They row sluggish. In the summer the air pressure fluctuations are very difficult. Your line snags due to the frame a lot more often. If you guide some rafts don’t have the best interior room. Sight casting from a raft is awesome due to the fact your higher off the water. Overall They are better for low water floats. Now drift boats are great except low water floats. It is very hard on the gel coat. It cost more to have drift boat redone than a raft cost typically. That are more for experienced rowers. They are easier to sink. Rafts on the other hand are harder to sink. They have chambers so if you puncture one you can still get to safety. For a beginner I suggest a raft and rowing lessons. I own both and in my opinion a raft is far better for a beginner on our rivers. They are more forgiving to a beginner but after sometime you’ll learn. I wash both equally depending on the use. I do use my raft more I will add. Buy a really good pump for your raft. Counter balanced oats are must. Feel free to comment. #flyingsoho#protectourtailwater#flyfisheasttennessee#hydedriftboats#nrs#starrafts#southholstonriver#wataugariver#easttn#guidelife#tailwaterjunkie#flyfishing
Members Ryan, Clayton, and Daniel stopped by Paint Creek on Friday to try out the delayed harvest water on their way down to represent OMTU at the TN Counsel meeting in Chattanooga. They caught 20+ fish with a couple in the 16”-18” range
A lean & mean Foam Back RS2! This variation of the RS2 is a great option for very small hooks as they can be kept very thin and sparse! I will tie these down to a size 24. @tailwaterjunkie#tailwaterjunkie
Sometimes when you’re searching for giants you end up catching enough laughs, smiles and good times to forget about the original goal entirely. Unfortunately if you’re having to look at it as a glass half full you probably didn’t catch any giants. Either way, cheers to the weekend.
The ambiance set by the winter months has been something I have thoroughly enjoyed this season. I’m just as ready for warm weather as any, but the beauty set forth by Mother Nature is nothing to scoff at.
The cold snowy settings bring back nostalgic feelings from my early life growing up in upstate New York. Feelings of chilly mornings bouncing around hockey rinks and sledding down snow covered hills. Less crowded waters make for more peace of mind and sanctity and more adventure to cover. Plus, to be perfectly honest - this is about as close to a beautiful painting as I will ever produce in this lifetime. And I’m thankful for that.
@chrisjhanson braving the storm.
It’s funny how iconic these honeycomb shadows have become to me. They always remind me of a bent rod and the smooth soft feel of an awaiting net in hand. Sunshine warmed cheeks that distract you from frozen toes. It doesn’t matter how frigid the water temps are when you bring the right mindset. Just being there is the prescription, the medicine and the cure all at once.