Where are you?

Hello,(first post)
I fish the Tay, Tummel, Clyde, Earn, Braan, Isla, Lanarkshire Avon and various little burns with Gaelic names which are too difficult to spell. I live in Perth and love to fish tenkara, keiryu, upstream wet, upstream dry. I’ll even fly fish for saithe, laithe, cuddles, mackerel and bass. I try to leave the Salmon and Seatrout alone. I am currently mourning for the broken 2nd section of my Nissin fujiryu air stage that I let someone borrow this afternoon.

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Bit of a typo. I don’t fish for cuddles, stupid autocorrect, but cuddies. But now I come to think of it….

Welcome @BillyN. Thanks for joining the forum and hope you enjoy your time here.

From New Caledonia, small island lost in south pacific. Follow all rivers and creeks from my country to catch the mysterious jungle perch.

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Thanks for joining us @Steph988! Hope you enjoy your time around here.

G’Day,
I live in the small town of Badger Creek, Victoria, Australia. I am very fortunate in that the Badger Creek flows at the bottom of my garden and I am able catch and release wild brown trout from it. There are other creeks and streams within walking distance. A short 30 minute drive takes me to the Stevenson River at Marysville–my favourite trout stream–affectionately known as the “Stevo” by me and many other trout fishermen. I fish traditional and tenkara methods—whatever takes my fancy on the day.
Cheers,
Steve Hynes

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Glad to see you’re still around @spodling.

That sounds like an amazing place to live!

Roanoke, VA. I fish primarily the tailwaters of the Smith and Jackson Rivers and then tons of native brook trout streams up and down the blue ridge mountains

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I’m in SE Massachusetts. Not very much in the way of trout water near me so I spend most of my time after bass, panfish, and fall fish in the lakes and rivers near my house.

I live in the Northeast, Connecticut to be exact. I fish mostly rivers and streams here and kayak fish in our many lakes and ponds. I also fish NH,ME, and Upstate NY occasionally.

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Originally from the Driftless area in SE Minnesota, now living in Durham, NC. Just took up Tenkara. I fish the Blue Ridge with a friend from Charlottesville, VA. This spring I’m makaing my first foray into SW North Carolina - Highlands, Cashier, Bryson City area. Any recommendations for noobs in that part of the state will be most welcome!

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Ted, I live in Roanoke, VA and would love to show you some of the great water around here. We have native brookie creeks and big tailwaters all within an hour of roanoke. Mike

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Mike, thanks for your generous offer! I’m in rehab for an injured shoulder right now, but should be through with the ‘torture’ in about a month. I love Roanoke - my wife and I have spent several wonderful Saturdays in the area.

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I’m interested in the Grayson Highlands area you mentioned and haven’t explored this area yet. I live in SWVA too and love the creeks outside of Damaskas

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Hello there
I’m thinking of going up to the Jackson River tailwater.
Is there a section that you would recommend? I’ve also read that the river above the damn is good.
Thank you and happy to give advice about the waters near me (Abingdon)

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Hello there
I’m new to the group and Tenkara.
I live in Abingdon Virginia and an surrounded by nice trout water. I especially love the three creeks that converge in Damascus, Whitetop Laurel, Laurel Creek and Beaverdam.
I primarily fish with Western flies, mostly nymphs. I own rods from Dragon tail, Nissin and Diawa.
I’ve had some luck tight lining just below the South Holston damn during the release (scary wading but great nymphing water)
I’m excited to get out of town and try new water.

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The jackson has a tremendous amount of great water. I prefer the section immediately below the dam before you get to the private water. Lots of parking (even a porta potty). The river above is fabulous if you don’t mind a long walk and is more of a creek

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@Bobtrevorrow Hey Bob,
Sorry I haven’t written back to you sooner. My wife is ill and I haven’t had much time
getting on my computer to see what’s going on. The Grayson area is wonderful. Whitetop Laurel, South Fork Holston, Cabin Creek, Mill Creek, Big Wilson Creek, and many more are available to fish for trout. Many of these streams/rivers run for miles. If you spend a week
in the area you will not come close to hitting all the spots to fish. The best thing to do is select
just a few streams and become familiar with them. WhiteTop Laurel and South Fork Holston would be two excellent streams to tackle first IMO. There is a ton of water and a lot of fish. WhiteTop Laurel is where I saw my first Hellbender. You will love this area. It is about 5-6 hour drive from where I live but it was well worth the trip.

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I am currently in New England, Connecticut to be exact. We have a decent amount of fishable water here for such a small state. One of the most amazing trout rivers on the East coast being the Farmington River, plus a ton of smaller streams, ponds and lakes.