March is here and it won’t be long before we see abundant hatches on the wild trout streams of the Great Smoky Mountains. Most experienced anglers in the region are familiar with Quill Gordons, Hendricksons, and March Browns but many are less aware of another very important mayfly hatch, the Blue Quill. Here’s a video […]
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 […]
Well, more like a video of biologists shocking trout in the Smokies… Whatever makes you click the link, right? We volunteer to help fisheries biologists in the Smokies every year with these projects. Not only is it important work, it’s absolutely fascinating. We are particularly interested in this piece of water at Tremont near Townsend. […]
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 […]
This month we tackle one of our favorite topics, fly fishing for brook trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’ve never experienced this type of fishing this video will show you everything we love about it: phenomenal scenery, beautiful trout, rarely seen animals, and dry fly fishing.
When we guide fly fishers we often need to help them with their cast. While most anglers welcome our advice they would rather spend the bulk of their time fishing, not working on their cast, so we have to improve their cast quickly. We like to focus on the those elements that anglers can improve […]
Here’s the latest installment of our Advice from the Guides Video Blog. This month we focus on nymph fishing. It’s not hard, but it’s a subject we spend a lot of time helping anglers to improve. The video for this segment was taken during the winter on Little River and the Middle Prong of Little […]
This is the first installment in our Advice from the Guides Video Blog. We’ve decided to take what would have been an article in our newsletter and do it as a video. Watch for future installments to include casting tips, streamer fishing, nymph fishing techniques, and more. This month we’ve focused on Abrams Creek, the […]