We Wrap Up Another Great Season

It’s hard to believe, but for the most part we’re at the end of yet another season of fly fishing in the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee. There’s still some fishing left in 2017, but most of it’s behind us and we’re at the time of year when most people’s thoughts turn to family and […]

Late Summer Fishing Report from the Smokies and East Tennessee

August is here and it somehow doesn’t feel quite like late summer. The kids started school this week, we’ve seen relatively mild temperatures with a few mornings registering 59 degrees on the porch, and it seems like TVA has really bumped the flows on the big rivers. It’s feeling more like fall than summer, but […]

Five Minute Getaway to the Smokies

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Running Out the Clock on Summer Heat

This past week was very mild here in East Tennessee with particularly cool nights down in the mid 50’s here in the foothills of the Smokies. All the TV weather folks were touting an early taste of fall but we’re not getting our hopes up just yet. Even so, summer’s days are numbered and you […]

August Fly Fishing Around East Tennessee

It’s a particularly busy time around R&R Fly Fishing world headquarters as we move into mid August. While we’re starting to enter the usual late summer guiding lull our kids are back in school so that keeps us hopping with all the activities and running around that goes with it. Tourists are fewer now than […]

R&R Fly Fishing Unplugged

Summers are pretty short when you guide for a living and you have a couple of school age kids. Work is busy and seemingly constant and the kids are already back in school here in Townsend, Tennessee now that the calendar has turned to August. The absolute best part of self employment is the ability […]

Fall wildlife in the Smokies

Here’s another beautifully filmed piece from the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Take a two minute vacation to the Smokies to see bugling elk, black bears, and wild turkeys in the autumn. [youtube]http://youtu.be/Tu-pUpQE-oc[/youtube]

Scenes From A Day in the Life

We’re well into our “backcountry” fishing season here in the Smoky Mountains. Warm weather precludes the need for waders so it’s easier to hike in with only wading boots and a fly rod. Even as we really enjoy rowing the drift boat or instigating smallmouth bass to eat a popper, there’s something extra cool about […]

Camera Voodoo

Fishermen are a superstitious lot and we’re no exception. Anyone who’s followed us over the years knows about our devotion to Rain Jacket Voodoo. (Yes, capitalized.) Rain Jacket Voodoo is where you can carry rain gear for months and never use it, but the first time you venture out without it you’ll get soaked. We […]

Busy On All Fronts

It’s been an eventful past few days around R&R Fly Fishing world headquarters. Last week we had what seemed to be a minor website issue when customers in our online store received warnings from their internet browsers about the site’s security. The site was secure, but a certificate had expired with no warning. Upon further […]