Video Fishing Report – Smoky Mountains & Clinch River

We’ve been out on the water quite a bit over the past couple of weeks and had some great opportunities to get some excellent video of fishing and spawning brown trout in the Smoky Mountains. We also elaborate more on our last post regarding the Clinch River. You’ll see some excellent video from the Clinch. […]

Video Fishing Report – Fall Fishing in the Smokies

Fishing has been great through October. We’ve been floating some on the Clinch plus rounding out the smallmouth bass season on the Holston and Pigeon Rivers. But it’s the Smoky Mountains where we’ve spent the majority of our time. Fall color has been superb and the dry fly fishing has rivaled what we experience in […]

Fly Fishing Is Excellent Almost Anywhere You Go in East Tennessee

We’ve had a full week of fly fishing in the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee this week. Mild weather and good water levels have made for perfect conditions from the brook trout streams high in the Smokies down to the smallmouth rivers in the valleys. This is peak season for hike-in trips in the Smokies. […]

A Look Back at Spring Fishing & Our Summer Fly Fishing Forecast for East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains

The big news is that the drought is officially over. In fact, we’re currently running a rainfall surplus here in East Tennessee. This has not only brought our stream levels back to normal, but also has implications for fly fishing on the tailwaters. Smoky Mountain Streams Spring hatches started strong with Quill Gordon mayflies in […]

Best Fly Fishing in the Smokies in Several Years

We’ve been hard at it, guiding almost every day. In fact, we usually have a couple of trips out on the river. We took a few days off about a week ago to put a booth in at the Townsend TroutFest, but other than that we’ve been on the water. Water levels in the Smoky […]

OK… Enough of the Cold, Dreary Weather

It’s been a couple of days of cold, gray, and wet days on the rivers and streams. The fishing has been decent, but more sporadic through the day than consistent. Fishing in the Smokies has been best in the afternoons and water levels are workable. Nymphs are the way to go in the mornings, but […]

Midging Trout on the Tailwaters and some Streamer Fishing

It’s only a short time before our spring guide season gets under way so we’re trying to get as much fishing in for ourselves as we can. While driving to a show about a month ago one of us said that we’re both on the river hundreds of days each year, but relatively few are […]

Icy Weekend on Smoky Mountain Streams

It was a cold weekend; one better suited to ice fishing than fly fishing here in the Smoky Mountains. Overnight temperatures were below zero high in the mountains and daytime highs were only in the 20’s. Needless to say, fishing wasn’t worth it, but we went out to see the rivers and streams. Water just […]

A Look Back at 2008 – The Year in Pictures

Another year has come and gone. We’re gearing up for a busy 2009. We’ve got a hefty schedule of appearing at fly fishing expos in the next couple of months, we’ve got two new books that will be coming out within a month, and we’ve already booked a number of guided trips. But before we […]

First Snow in the Smokies, Great Dry Fly Fishing, & Good Fishing Continues on the Clinch

We’ve been on the water almost every day which is why we haven’t posted a report in a while. East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains have reached peak fall color and the fly fishing has been great for the most part. There was a lull in the fishing earlier this week after the first snowfall […]