Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The only guide book dedicated to the Smokies’ native trout.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a haven for wild trout. The Smokies are one of the last big expanses of wild country in the eastern United States. Native brook trout still flourish here and fly fishers can cast into pristine streams that are still the way things were hundreds of years ago.

The best brook trout streams were closed from 1976 through 2005, but now they are open to fishing. This is the first guide book to cover these streams since they were re-opened.

Fly fishing guides Ian & Charity Rutter have spent two years exploring the Smoky Mountain backcountry to compile the information in this book. The book provides stream descriptions, directions to the streams, and even makes recommendations on which fly rods and leaders are best for each stream.

In addition to comprehensive fishing information the book also covers the natural history of the brook trout in the Smoky Mountains and you’ll learn little known facts about these colorful fish. Current updates are given about brook trout restoration efforts in the Smokies. Ian & Charity also give professional advice on techniques critical to catch trout on these tight, tumbling streams.

120 pages, 4 1/2” x 6”, Full Color, paperback

2 reviews for Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  1. 5 out of 5


    Brook Trout fishing definitely has its followers and I am one of them. This book covers streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that you can fish for Brook Trout. This is an excellent guide book for stream locations and is very well written. In my opinion the fishing quality gets better by a long shot the farther you get away, to the remote locations in the Park. I love this book. In fact I would like to see Mr. Ritter do a larger, revised edition of this book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    While catrching a brook trout is not difficult, consistently catching good numbers of brookies can be a challenge due to the ever changing conditions of the park waters. To that end, this book will definately “level up” the novice trouter as well as providing good detail to the more experienced angler particularly in the tips and discussion of various streams and locales where the native brook trout are found. A unique book for a unique fish.

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