Fly Fishing Photos from the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee’s Tailwaters

We’ve been pretty slack about getting fishing reports up in a timely fashion. The reason is that we’ve been incredibly busy guiding. In fact, it’s been the busiest guide season we’ve ever had and we’ve been going almost non-stop since mid-March.

It’s been great to see all of our old friends this season, plus we’ve had a good number of new customers. Some have come from as far away as Michigan and New York.

Here are some of our favorite photos of Smoky Mountain streams and Tennessee’s tailwaters from the past few months. Looking back at these photos it’s hard to believe this only covers a few months. There’s been lot of water under the waders and drift boat. Enjoy!

Check the complete fly assortment

Check the complete fly assortment

Wayne Stowers tight to a fish on Hazel Creek

Wayne Stowers tight to a fish on Hazel Creek

John Emert caught this beautiful rainbow on a dry fly on a float down the Holston. Results may vary.

John Emert caught this beautiful rainbow on a dry fly on a float down the Holston. Results may vary.

Beautiful colors on a Little River brown trout, Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park

Beautiful colors on a Little River brown trout, Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park

Doug Sanders high sticks nymphs on Little River in the Smokies

Doug Sanders high sticks nymphs on Little River in the Smokies

Charity fishes Hazel Creek about 1/4 mile upstream of camp

Charity fishes Hazel Creek about 1/4 mile upstream of camp

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Michael Kennedy hooked up during the Holston River caddis hatch

Michael Kennedy hooked up during the Holston River caddis hatch

Colorful wild rainbow trout caught in the Smoky Mountain back country

Colorful wild rainbow trout caught in the Smoky Mountain back country

A Little Yellow Stonefly, a.k.a. Yellow Sally, unfurls its wings on a midstream boulder

A Little Yellow Stonefly, a.k.a. Yellow Sally, unfurls its wings on a midstream boulder

The Clinch River is back! Roundtree Collett shows off one of many nice trout he caught on a float.

The Clinch River is back! Roundtree Collett shows off one of many nice trout he caught on a float.

Don't forget smallmouth bass! This is a nice 16" bronze back from the Pigeon River.

Don't forget smallmouth bass! This is a nice 16" bronze back from the Pigeon River.

Perhaps Charity's best mayfly photo yet

Perhaps Charity's best mayfly photo yet

Brook Trout in the water

Brook Trout in the water

Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hazel Creek alarm clock. Gobblers along the creek early in the morning.

Hazel Creek alarm clock. Gobblers along the creek early in the morning.

Hooked up once again on the Clinch

Hooked up once again on the Clinch

All alone several miles up the trail

All alone several miles up the trail

Charity taught author Mary Alice Monroe the high sticking method at the Brookside Guides Women’s Fly Fishing School at Lake Logan, North Carolina

Charity taught author Mary Alice Monroe the high sticking method at the Brookside Guides Women’s Fly Fishing School at Lake Logan, North Carolina

Fly Fishing With Streamers

Comments

  1. Phillip Reiger says:

    Ian and Charity,

    Thanks for the Pics!

    Jeff and I enjoyed our trip!

    Thanks
    Phil Reiger