Johnson City Press Thursday, April 24, 2014
Fishing hardware can make your trip smoother

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Fishing hardware can make your trip smoother

April 10th, 2014 10:03 am by Johnny Molloy

Fishing can be fun - and frustrating. However, a well-tooled fisherman will not only catch and eat more fish but also have an easier time doing it. Consider the following items to make your next angling experience more bountiful.

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Humpback Rocks: Highland beauty and pioneer history

April 17th, 2014 9:38 am by Johnny Molloy

Up Virginia way, on the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, stands the Humpback Rocks, an outcrop that opens to mighty vistas of the Blue Ridge

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Fly Fishing Primer

April 3rd, 2014 10:44 am by Johnny Molloy

We anglers are a jealous lot. We've been known to covet the fish others catch, wishing we had been the one to bring in the big one. It all boils down to a passion for the sport. And fly fishermen may be the most passionate anglers of all.

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With flies or spinning tackle preparation yields more fish

March 27th, 2014 3:51 pm by Johnny Molloy

Area fly and spin fishermen are blessed with ample opportunities to ply our trade here in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Tremont: A place to contemplate change

March 20th, 2014 9:01 am by Johnny Molloy

When visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park we see the park in its current state. Sometimes it is hard to imagine what the Smokies were in times past.

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Pete's Branch Falls is a fine spring destination

March 13th, 2014 10:30 am by Johnny Molloy

It is a 3.8-mile there-and-back hike to Pete's Branch Falls from Horse Creek Recreation Area - unless you have a four-wheel drive vehicle.

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Marching to the Chimney Tops of the Smoky Mountains

March 7th, 2014 9:03 am by Johnny Molloy

The Chimney Tops are a Smoky Mountain icon, and a must-do trek for hikers, especially those like us who want to visit all the top sites in the Volunteer State.

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Greenways serve citizens in multiple ways

February 27th, 2014 9:00 am by Johnny Molloy

The average city park of the 1950s, with a metal swing set, a seesaw, a few picnic tables with peeling paint and a dusty baseball diamond, are now pass.

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Winter walking along Watauga Lake

February 20th, 2014 9:48 am by Johnny Molloy

Much of the Appalachian Trail in our neck of the woods is high country 4,000, 5,000 and even 6,000 feet in elevation.

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The art of gathering firewood

The art of gathering firewood

February 13th, 2014 4:38 pm by Johnny Molloy

Cold snaps as we have had this past winter bring about thoughts of getting warm. For most of us, that means turning up the thermostat. However, for the camper, staying warm means having a quality fire, one that delivers heat efficiently.

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The pride of Johnson County: Gentry Creek Falls

February 6th, 2014 9:50 am by Johnny Molloy

Gentry Creek Falls is located up in Johnson County. It is one of the lesser-visited yet most scenic cataracts in our Tennessee mountain lands

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