A Look Back at Our Favorite Pictures from 2009

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We’ve covered a lot of water in 2009! Here are some of our favorite moments from the mountains and rivers captured with a camera. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed being there!
A view of Mout Leconte from Townsend, TN on a winter day

A view of Mout Leconte from Townsend, TN on a winter day

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View from the fly tying desk on a cold day last January, Townsend, TN

The drive through Cades Cove to Abrams Creek is as scenic as it gets

The drive through Cades Cove to Abrams Creek is as scenic as it gets

A beautiful picture of a brook trout from above

A beautiful picture of a brook trout from above

Daaaaad! Don't take your picture with my fish!

Daaaaad! Don't take your picture with my fish! Holston River, TN

Spring rainbow trout during the Quill Gordon hatch, Great Smoky Mountains National park

Spring rainbow trout during the Quill Gordon hatch, Great Smoky Mountains National park

Wayne Stowers hooked up on Hazel Creek

Wayne Stowers hooked up on Hazel Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

Charity fishes Hazel Creek upstream of camp

Charity fishes Hazel Creek upstream of camp

BBQ Ribs on Hazel Creek; Not a bad way to end a day of fishing.

BBQ Ribs on Hazel Creek; Not a bad way to end a day of fishing.

Hazel Creek spring 2010

Rainbow Trout released

Little River rainbow trout, Great Smoky Mountains

Michael Kennedy hooked up with a nice fish hooked on a dry fly from the drift boat

Michael Kennedy hooked up with a nice trout hooked on a dry fly from the drift boat, Holston River, Tennessee

Hooked up on the Clinch River, Tennessee

Hooked up with a rainbow on the Clinch River, Tennessee

Nice brown trout during the Sulphur hatch on the Clinch River, TN

Nice brown trout during the Sulphur hatch on the Clinch River, TN

John Emert caught this beautiful rainbow on a #18 caddis dry fly on the Holston River, Tennessee

John Emert caught this beautiful rainbow on a #18 caddis dry fly on the Holston River, Tennessee

One of our favorite things: Colorful Smoky Mountain brook trout

One of our favorite things: Colorful Smoky Mountain brook trout

Black Bear Eating Poke Berries

A black bear eating poke berries, Townsend, TN

A curious deer fawn edges closer to investigate fly fishers on Abrams Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

A curious deer fawn edges closer to investigate fly fishers on Abrams Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

This Pigeon River smallmouth bass crushed a popper

This Pigeon River smallmouth bass crushed a popper

The Pigeon River upstream of Newport, Tennessee is a scenic and overlooked smallmouth bass river

The Pigeon River upstream of Newport, Tennessee is a scenic and overlooked smallmouth bass river

This tiger striped smallmouth bass inhaled a brown and orange Clouser Minnow on Tennessee's Pigeon River

This tiger striped smallmouth bass inhaled a brown and orange Clouser Minnow on Tennessee's Pigeon River

Did you miss this post last summer? Click the photo for the full story.

Did you miss this post last summer? Click the photo for the full story.

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Casting terrestrials on Little River mid-summer, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Casting terrestrials on Little River mid-summer, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elk are part of the attraction when fishing in Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains

Elk are part of the attraction when fishing in Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains

Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Lewis River Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lewis River Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Madison River rainbow trout, Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Madison River rainbow trout, Yellowstone National Park, Montana

A brown trout holds in the current

A brown trout holds in the current in Little River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The view from Newfound Gap on our commute to work this morning

The view from Newfound Gap on our commute to work guiding the Oconaluftee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A trout rises among leaves drifting in the current

A trout rises among leaves drifting in the current, Little River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

John Coley caught this beautiful wild brown trout in the backcountry on a dry fly, Little River, Great Smoky Mountains

John Coley caught this beautiful wild brown trout in the backcountry on a dry fly, Little River, Great Smoky Mountains

That's a nice brown anywhere, but particularly for the wild streams of the Smokies

That's a nice brown anywhere, but particularly for the wild streams of the Smokies, Oconaluftee River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fall colors are at their peak along the higher ridges and will only get brighter over the next week along the trout streams

Autumn scene on Hazel Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

Your moment of zen: The bright red adipose fin of a Smoky Mountain trout.

Your moment of zen: The bright red adipose fin of a Smoky Mountain trout.

View from the Foothills Parkway on a beautiful fall afternoon

View from the Foothills Parkway on a beautiful fall afternoon

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Comments

  1. Jason Baumgardner says:

    Wonderful pictures from some great destinations. I want to get out and fish now!

  2. Karen & Richard Flowers says:

    Sure enjoyed the 2009 pictures of the family and beautiful views of East Tennessee. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of your family from ours. Looking foward to the new newsletters.

  3. Love all the pictures but the one of the fawn in particular made me smile…curious definitely appears to be a good description! Lots of great fish as well…

  4. great pictures Ian cannot wait until spring to get back on the water