Common Misconceptions About Tenkara

We’ve been using Tenkara and used it to guide anglers in the Smokies for about three years now. If you’ve never tried it you won’t believe what an incredibly effective tool it is for fly fishing in rivers and streams. We’ve had a few folks who have booked trips specifically to fish with Tenkara or […]

Trout In The Classroom takes Kids to the Creek

As fly fishing guides in East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we feel it’s our responsibility to be ambassadors of the rivers and streams. As parents it’s is our responsibility to teach our children how to become stewards of the land and instill in them the knowledge that our natural resources must be protected. Our hope is that if we share […]

Update On Lynn Camp Prong Brook Trout Restoration

Last week Great Smoky Mountains National Park fisheries biologist Matt Kulp spoke to the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The main focus of his presentation was the progress on the Lynn Camp Prong brook trout restoration in the Tremont section of the park near Townsend, Tennessee. The project has been a tremendous challenge and […]

How Does All this Rain Affect the Fishing?

We hear it all the time. “How does (insert weather condition) affect the fishing?” At the moment we’re pushing a 14″ surplus for rainfall and the year isn’t even half way through yet. So, as you might imagine, we’re getting tons of questions about how all this water influences fishing and fish populations. In the […]

Tips for Fishing With Kids

Fathers’ Day weekend is a great time for us pass on some tips for fly fishing with kids. We guide customers who bring their children along and we have two young children ourselves. Kids naturally love the outdoors and water so they should have fun, but there are plenty of ways to mess it up. […]

Fly Fishing with Tenkara in the Smoky Mountains

Tenkara is an old Japanese method of fly fishing, but it’s relatively new here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. That doesn’t matter, though, because it’s extremely effective for catching trout in these streams and it’s exceptionally easy to learn. Here’s a video we put together to show you a […]

Lynn Camp Prong Brook Trout Restoration Update

As you may know, the National Park Service is conducting a major native brook trout restoration in the Tremont area of the Smokies. This is one of our local streams and one we consider our home water. We have volunteered our help with park biologists in the past will continue to support their efforts. This […]

Video Blog – Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass with Poppers

Spring Fly Fishing Forecast the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee

It’s still winter but many of us are already planning our fishing in the months ahead. We get numerous emails and phone calls over the winter from people planning trips. Many of those folks are trying to hit a particular hatch, good flows on the tailwaters, or the best conditions for an extended backcountry fishing […]

A Look Back at Our Favorite Pictures from 2009

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! View from the fly tying desk on a cold day last January, Townsend, TN Little River rainbow trout, Great […]