Rick's Rendezvous 2013, May 15-19, Hampton, TN

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Cuttle, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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    If anyone needs a sweep rider or any assistance just let me know. This is in my backyard. :ricky
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  2. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    Great! :deal
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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    the 8 smaller cabins are bunk cabins (ie no bathroom), but are 4 showers for men and the same for women (I think)... and I'm sure us girls will be ok if you use our showers too - as long as you let us cut in line :deal :D. Plus there are more bathrooms on the top level in the "convention center".

    When can you start booking?... well, that's included in the first post :deal: October 15th (after we get back from Barber).
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  4. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    Looks like I might have to bring my Sage fly rod and try out that stream.
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  5. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    If you like fly fishing there are quite a few spots around there. I might even know where there are some brookies, but you'll have a helluva hike. Rainbows and Browns are easy to get to.
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  6. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Brookies on a 2 Wt rod are worth the hike.
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  7. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    i may post this again later

    'cause it's ok he won't remember later anyway"




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  8. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    I have a 7ft Orvis 1 Wt that I love for those little natives. They have better be taking dry's or midges cause that rod ain't throwing anything bigger
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  9. zildjian

    zildjian n0t n00b

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    Can't wait!!!
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  10. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    In....ish. We'll see.
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  11. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    I'm looking again. he only 4 piece rods I have are a 7wt and an 8wt. There's is enough time to come up with a 4 piece 2 wt between now and the rendezvous. I've used a 1wt (once) and prefer the 2 since it will handle small nymphs.
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  12. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Looks like a GREAT area and campground! :clap
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  13. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    somebody has done a lot of leg work! thanks to all of you!!! yep, i'm planning on coming too.
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  14. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Yes, I'm sure we can use the help.
    I'm in Bristol, so I'm close, but don't know the area very well. Need to do a lot more scouting. I'm leaning toward a "Big bikes twisty pavement ride". Some people don't like gravel, and I think we should accommodate them as well as the more adventurous.
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  15. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Mike you're welcome to my Orvis 2 wt.

    2 wts are perfect for up there. I can bring a 5 wt if either of you want to do tail water fishing for rainbows and browns.

    The small streams like Elk Hair Caddis and Copper Johns or Prince nymphs down low, but in brookies country bring a big size 12 anything in a 1980's electric color. They aren't picky.
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  16. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Sounds like somebody needs to lead a "Fish'n Hole Ride"!!
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  17. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    I'm certainly up for a twisty pavement ride or two. I live on a gravel road and have to ride 12 miles of it every time I go out so I don't need to go look for it!
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  18. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Thanks for the fly tips and the rod offer! If I don't pick up a small 4 piece before then I'll let you know.

    Speaking of Brookies, many years ago a friend and I were pack fishing in Shenandoah NP and we came across a stream that looked to be about a foot deep and was so narrow, a tall man could straddle it. A resident 16" Brookie inhaled a size 10 Wooly Worm and put up a magnificent fight for him. One of those times you tend to savor.
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  19. ktmMike

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  20. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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    Just shoot me a PM, I'm up for anything. I love twisties, I love off road, I love creeks, I love riding :ricky

    Oh and I got a big bike and a small bike, so I can do whatever.
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