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Tyler Legg
Charlotte, NC, United States
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Welcome to THFF.com! Kick your wading boots off and stick around for a while. You'll find content ranging from NC fishing reports, videos, pictures, fly fishing news from around the state/country/world, humor, and even some irrelevant, yet interesting posts.
Have a question, comment, fishing report, or a few suggestions regarding THFF or fly fishing in NC? Feel free to e-mail me at wncflyfishing@gmail.com
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

First off, I want to thank all of the THFF fans and readers out there. Another year of THFF is right around the corner and I'm excited about the opportunities that may lie ahead. Without you guys, THFF wouldn't be in existence. The support means the world to me. I'm humbled when a fan approaches me at a show, shakes my hand, and thanks me. I should be the one thanking you guys. Again, I can't thank you all enough for the support and camaraderie over the past several years.

I want to wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases. Enjoy time with family and friends. I implore you to take a moment to reflect on our many blessings and ultimately why we celebrate CHRISTmas.

Oh yeah, if Santa's a bit late this year, he's likely on the Pere Marquette catching Steelhead (the video above recaps his trip last year). Pretty sure it's an annual thing for Old Saint Nick. We all know how good the chrome fishing is up in Michigan this time of the year...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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We all know who Tim Tebow is. Lately he's been the star of every single pregame show on every single network before every single NFL football game. I won't go any further on how I feel about Tebow, but I will share a pretty funny picture and article (above) from Field and Stream. Yep, Tebowing has finally reached the fly fishing community.

Can't be any worse than planking on the river...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's going to remain rainy and dreary through Christmas Day across the south. A conveyor belt of storm systems will make for a soggy couple of days. Get ready for rising rivers if you plan on heading out for a day of fishing. The majority of the streams and rivers in WNC are at normal levels, but that will likely change as rain filters into the region over the next few days. Watch out for BWOs, as the dreariness sometimes brings them out. I'd use your typical nymphs until the rivers start to rise. Pheasant Tails, Princes, Hare's Ears, Lightning Bugs, Micro Mays, and Zug Bugs (amongst other choices) should work. Try your favorite streamer when the water rises. Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Clousers, and Matukas being examples. Cast to the opposite bank and slowly strip your streamer of choice back. Get a rythym going. You know, strip, strip, strip, stop, strip, strip, etc. Dead drifting your streamer can be deadly as well.

Good luck, and send in those fish pics for the THFF Fish Wall!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here at THFF, you guys have probably noticed I love this great country. Love would actually be an understatement. While driving home from work, I heard Dierks Bentley's new song, "Home." I thought the song was moving and inspirational. Until I saw the music video. "Moving" and "inspirational" doesn't begin to describe how powerful it is. The soldiers that are coming home from Iraq have been fighting for everything in this video. THFF is a fly fishing blog, but without the freedom we possess, I highly doubt THFF would be in existence.

Enjoy. I implore you to watch it. Remember, it's OK to cry sometimes...

Oh yeah, Dierks is an avid fly fisherman. Notice the Simms trucker hat..

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ever wonder what happens to an angler's brain after a prolonged absence of fishing? Look no further than a Twitter conversation between Brandon Robinson, James "Grizzly" Cates and I...

Me: Been fishing lately?
Griz: Not in a while, been hunting a little more... seems I've neglected the fishing duties, been about a month
Me: I feel ya man. Haven't been out since early November. Refresh my memory... what does a trout look like again?
Griz: It has two legs, right?
Me: Pretty sure they're related to giraffes, but I'm not 100% sure.
Griz: Yes, they both have spots and run real fast.
Brandon: And here I was thinking they were marsupials...
Griz: that's when they put their young in their tail and hang from rocks, right?
Me: I'm posting this convo on the blog..
Friday, December 9, 2011

December is here and you're probably looking to find that perfect gift for that angler/fly tyer on your list. What better way to check that angler off of the list than a visit to your local fly shop? Not only are you greeted and helped by fellow addicted fly anglers who live and breath fly fishing, you are helping to stimulate your local economy. It's a win-win situation in my book.

Big box stores are choking small businesses. I'm not bashing those large corporations, but simply saying that local fly shops will greatly appreciate your business. I'll admit, every now and then I'll purchase a thing or two from one of the big box stores, but I do it sparingly and usually only because my local shop doesn't carry the item I'm looking for. Whether or not you order online or at the shop, spread the love! Show your support.

Not sure what to get that angler? Here's a top ten list of some popular fly fishing items that are sure to make any fly fisherman all giddy inside. Keep in mind, some shops don't carry certain brands (Orvis dealers may not carry Simms products and vice versa).

10. Simms G4 Pro Stockingfoot waders

9. Orvis Pro Guide Waders

8. Renzetti Traveler Pedestal Base Rotary Vise

7. Scott S4

6. A Mooseknuckle Lanyard

5. Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack

4. Orvis ZG Helios fly rod

3. Ross Fly Start 2 reel

2. Jeb Hall's renowned books, Western North Carolina Fly Guide or The Southern Appalachian Fly Guide

1. And of course, a box full of hand selected flies for your area is always an excellent idea. The shop guys/girls will help you out on a perfect selection. If they don't, well...

Have a recommendation? Feel free to share!

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