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#820789 - 07/14/08 11:20 AM TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon.
gil1
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The Caney Fork has been a hot topic on this forum for a while. Lots of folks have been PMing me wanting to know about the Caney or how to fly fish. I'm no pro, but Chris Nischan, Monday night's speaker is.

The huge majority of insects on our southern tailwaters are midges. Many folks are put off by fishing such a tiny bug imitation. I used to be to, but since I learned the technique, I have caught the majority of my fish on midges and small flies. Here's your chance to learn how and to meet some folks that can help you. Hope to see a good tndeer contingent at the meeting!
Gil


Spotlight on Successful Midge Fishing

July 21, 2008 TU Meeting Speaker of the Month

Guide Chris Nischan



- Dr. Dick Davis

Having fished on the Caney Fork offering endless flies to the trout gods with no bites, I know how frustrating an experience it can be. Watching trout sipping bugs on the water surface with faint rings, you know they are eating, just not your offering of gourmet flies. Suddenly, you shout down river to an angler netting one trout after another. “What are they taking?” He shouts back, “midges.” Suddenly, you quake in your wading boots since you’ve never tied a midge on small tippet nor know how to properly fish it. You wished you'd come to that TU meeting about midge fishing. Don't worry, you haven't missed it, it's coming up at our next TU meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008. Chris Nischan will be our featured speaker and will provide us with pearls of wisdom on how to be successful fishing with midges and small flies.

Chris Nischan…Guide and Conservationist

Local guide Chris Nischan (http://www.rodandgunguide.com/main.htm) will be presenting, “How to Midge Fish Successfully.” As a guide for over 20 years, Chris has been an Orvis Endorsed Guide for 15 years. He is currently a licensed guide in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas for both trout and warm water fishing. Chris has serves on the TU Board and conducts fly fishing schools and has participated in numerous guide training courses. If you’ve ever fished the Caney Fork, Elk River, Cumberland River or the South Holston River, then there is a good chance you’ve run into Chris and seen his professionalism first hand. In addition, if you’ve ever hunted, you’ve probably never seen him in his camo hunting for deer, duck, and turkey in Tennessee and elk in Montana.

Catching More Trout ….Learning to Midge Fish

If you would like to hear more about midge fishing to improve your odds fishing for trout, then you’ll want to attend the next TU meeting, Monday July 21, 2008 at the Caney Fork Fish Camp Restaurant. Need a map or more info? Go to http://www.caneyforkfishcamp.com/ , social hour at 6 pm, dinner to follow with presentation at 7 pm. Chris will also be tying midges during the social hour for those interested in learning the fly pattern.

Dr. Dick Davis, President Cumberland TU Chapter

Trout Unlimited • Cumberland Chapter • P.O. Box 331991 Nashville, TN 37203 • http://www.cumberlandtu.org

Black fly larva...







Most of the below are midge imitations...

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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#821612 - 07/14/08 08:27 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: ]
bcunnin1
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Ahhh nothing like a size 22 bead headed zebra midge fished off a BHPT with 7X.
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#821716 - 07/14/08 09:21 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: bcunnin1]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: bcunnin1
Ahhh nothing like a size 22 bead headed zebra midge fished off a BHPT with 7X.


That is EXACTLY what folks have been slaying them on on the Caney!
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#821719 - 07/14/08 09:24 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
Fordman
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: bcunnin1
Ahhh nothing like a size 22 bead headed zebra midge fished off a BHPT with 7X.


That is EXACTLY what folks have been slaying them on on the Caney!


Bull crap the fly for the caney is a 6 inch streamer tied in a 7/0 special purpose tarpon hook. with 1.4 ounce of lead wrapped on the shank. Once you see the fish you just hit them in the head with it.

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#821963 - 07/14/08 11:37 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
I got a better midge then those. Not being arrogant, just being honest. Not a #22 either, I would 7mm08 has a trick or two up his sleeve if I was betting.


That's my picture, and believe me, I got a better midge than those too!

If you'd like to share, let's hear it. I've probably posted pics. of most of the top 10 "secret" flies I tie.
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#829203 - 07/20/08 12:05 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
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Reminder - Monday Meeting
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#829939 - 07/20/08 10:05 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
Fordman
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I may break down and come to this one. I hate TU but Chris is a good speaker.

Edited by Troy Basso (07/20/08 10:05 PM)

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#829946 - 07/20/08 10:13 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: Fordman]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: Troy Basso
I may break down and come to this one. I hate TU but Chris is a good speaker.

Heck, TU even lets bait fishermen and ugly women in! I guess they'd have to let you in, too. \:D
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#829964 - 07/20/08 10:25 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
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LOL ok even I thought that was funny! And I do feel the need to clarify before BD gets here.. I dont dislike TU as an organization and my hats off t their conservation efforts but these meetings are what gives me a case of the arse. I went for several months and the ONLY person who was not to stuck up to speak was Jack. The rest of them were to worried about wrinkling their suits to get up and welcome anyone to the meeting.
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#829987 - 07/20/08 10:40 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: Fordman]
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Well, I'll disagree with you again. Never seen the slightest inkling of that, but I had heard that used to be true many years ago. To each his own, though.
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#829996 - 07/20/08 10:44 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
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Well Gil if you didnt disagree with me I would think something was wrong. It was several years ago. Back before Jack was the newsletter guru If I remember correctly.
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#830001 - 07/20/08 10:47 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: Fordman]
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 Originally Posted By: Troy Basso
Well Gil if you didnt disagree with me I would think something was wrong. It was several years ago. Back before Jack was the newsletter guru If I remember correctly.


Actually, that's about the time I heard things changed. I think Jack had a lot to do with it, too. Before my TU time, though.
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It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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#830045 - 07/20/08 11:31 PM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: gil1]
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It was when they still met in Franklin.
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#830383 - 07/21/08 10:13 AM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: Fordman]
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I hate that I've been missing the meetings for the last couple months. Now that the meeting place is up near Opry Mills, it's a lot closer to me, and I've intended to go more. My schedule has been terrible this summer though.

Troy, I agree with you that the TU meetings used to be kind of "clique-ish." If you didn't know someone when you went to the meeting, it was really hard to meet people and start a conversation, because everyone stuck with their own crowds. It seemed to be better the last couple times I went, but I know a lot more people now, so who knows?

I'll tell you what - barring unforeseen events, I ought to be at next month's meeting. If you're there, I'll talk to you so no one else has to. It's one of those small services I provide to the community. \:\)

bd

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#830462 - 07/21/08 11:07 AM Re: TU Caney Fork Midge Fishin Mtg. - Mon. [Re: B.D.]
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Uhhh and talking to a known lawyer is supposed to make me feel better how.....LOL Just kidding Brian. I may pack up and go tonight to hear Chris speak.
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