A Look Back at 2008 – The Year in Pictures

Another year has come and gone. We’re gearing up for a busy 2009. We’ve got a hefty schedule of appearing at fly fishing expos in the next couple of months, we’ve got two new books that will be coming out within a month, and we’ve already booked a number of guided trips. But before we get to far into the New Year we want to take a few minutes and look back at all the good times we had on the water in 2008.

The Scenery

Snow on Abrams Creek

Abrams Creek on a snowy day last January

Rainy Spring Day on Newfound Gap Road

Misty spring day on Newfound Gap Road

Daffodils at Elkmont

Daffodils at Elkmont in March

Rhododendron on a Smokies brook trout stream

Rhododendron blooms on a remote brook trout stream

Rainbow over Rich Mountain

Rainbow over Rich Mountain, Townsend, TN

Charity fishes in the Smokies backcountry

Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Advice From the Guides

The Fish from 2008

Little River Brown Trout

A Little River brown trout fooled by a Haystack

A Smoky Mountain Brook Trout

A native brook trout miles from the trailhead

Rising rainbow trout

A rainbow trout feeds in the current in a Smokies stream

Fly Fishing With Streamers - Advice From the Guides

Charity Rutter with 18″ Hazel Creek Brown Trout

Charity with a 18″ Hazel Creek brown trout

John Switow shows a big rainbow on the Holston

John Switow shows a beautiful rainbow that he caught on a caddis emerger on the Holston

Holston River Brown Trout

A nice Holston brown trout caught by Chad Plumly last May

Charity Rutter with Holston River brown trout

A family float on the Holston

Hazel Creek Banner

Pigeon River smallmouth bass

A smallmouth bass from the Pigeon River

Smokies rainbow trout

A different view of a Smokies rainbow trout

Brook trout in the stream

Underwater view of a Smoky Mountain brook trout

Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Advice From the Guides

Little River Brown Trout

The rare big brown trout landed on Little River

Little River Brown Trout

Another very nice Little River brown trout

Rising Trout, Holston River, Tennessee

A rainbow rises to an emerging caddis on the Holston River

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The Wildlife

Bull Elk

A bull elk along the Oconaluftee River near Cherokee, NC

Bull Elk

 A bull elk in Cataloochee Valley

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse along Little River

Otter in Little River

River otter in Little River

River Otters

River otters on Calderwood Lake

Fly Fishing With Streamers - Advice From the Guides

Bear Tracks along Fontana Lake, North Carolina

Bear tracks at the mouth of Hazel Creek

Black bear in a cherry tree

Black bear eating cherries in Cades Cove

Timber Rattlesnake, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

This timber rattler was sunning along the trail up Fish Camp Prong

Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Advice From the Guides