Rain in the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee makes for more good fly fishin

We’re still here, we’re just not in front of the computer too much this time of year. We’ve been doing alot of guiding that has taken all over the Smoky Mountains – into the backcountry for brookies, as well as the Holston and Clinch rivers for trout and the Holston and Pigeon rivers for smallmouth bass.

YEAH rain!!! So happy for the rain that came today. The streams got muddy this afternoon after a heavy downpour this morning. Light rains continued off and on throughout the day. The forecast shows more rain through the week.

Thanks to Ian’s guys today for forgetting their rain jackets – that old rain jacket voodoo kicked in! (For those of you who may not be familiar with the term, we have a saying that if you forget your rain jacket, it’s sure to rain. It’s the “rain jacket voodoo!” )

Ian guided up in the park today after a few days of floating for smallmouth over the weekend. I took a few beginners up in the park over the weekend and we got into some greedy risers when we threw the Elkmont Ant at them. Got a few on nymphs before lunch while fishing a dropper rig.

All in all it was a great weekend and were off to another good week on the water!

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