Fly of the Month Download – Copper John

Here we go with another Fly of the Month download.  This month we take at look at the Copper John, a fly that’s effective in most trout waters across North America including the Smoky Mountains and several southern tailwaters. You’ll learn a little bit about the history of the fly and the best ways to […]

Fly of the Month – Ian’s Rubber Leg Tellico Nymph

It was a busy summer and fall and we neglected the Fly of the Month but it’s back! This month as we head into cold weather we feature one of our favorite cold water and high water fly patterns, the Rubber Leg Tellico Nymph. The is a pattern I tinkered around with about 13 or […]

Fly of the Month – Guide’s Choice Parachute Adams

Our latest installment of the Fly of the Month features a fly we use most of the year in the Smokies and is arguably our favorite fly. The Guide’s Choice Parachute Adams is a twist on the classic with a couple of changes in the materials. You’ll learn how we fish the fly and you’ll […]

Fly of the Month – Speck Wet Fly

The Speck is among the most unlikely trout flies we know of. It doesn’t look like much and has the general traits of a dry fly. On the contrary, it’s a fish catching machine and is a stellar wet fly. This month we focus on this great local pattern that catches trout across Southern Appalachia […]

Fly of the Month – Tellico Prince Nymph

The Tellico Prince Nymph is a hybrid of the highly valuable Tellico Nymph and universally successful Prince Nymph. This fly is useful on mountain trout streams throughout the Southeast as it is a great imitation of golden stonefly nymphs as well as a few mayflies. As always you can download this for free and it’s […]

Fly of the Month – Haystack

It’s March and for anyone who fishes around East Tennessee that will mean one thing – Spring Fishing! This month we kick off the spring dry fly fishing season with one of our favorite dry flies, the Haystack. This is a fly pattern that works extremely well in the rough and tumble streams of the […]

Fly of the Month – Pat’s Nymph

It’s time for another Fly of the Month. As usual you can download this free document and view it on any device including desktop computers, tablets, or smart phones. The Pat’s Nymph is a fly that we always keep handy when we’re fly fishing in the Smokies. We love this fly for several reasons: It’s […]

Fly of the Month: Skull & Bones

It’s time for another installment of our Fly of the Month. This month we feature a midge pupa pattern that we frequently fish on our tailwaters. It’s been one of our favorites on the Clinch and Holston Rivers plus we’ve found opportunities to use it successfully on Western Rivers like the Madison, Henry’s Fork, and […]

Our Free Fly of the Month Download – Zelon Nymph

  You may remember our Fly of the Month subscription. It was a wildly popular program we used to offer. Ian would write up a monthly digest about an appropriate fly for that month and include bits about how to fish it and step by step instructions to tie it. Unfortunately the Fly of the […]