Tailwaters Running High But Mountain Streams in Great Shape

After last week’s heavy rains across the Southeast all of the tailwaters in the region are running high. Wading is out of the question across the board but floating on the Watauga or South Holston is an option for those with a boat and an itch that needs scratching. Those rivers have flows that are […]

Good Fishing Continues Well Into December

Right now it feels like the Mayan Apocalypse. Here in Townsend we’re seeing sustained winds over 20 mph with gusts over 40. If you’re reading this in Kansas you might be chuckling at out concern, but when you live in a heavy forest it disconcerting to see some many trees bent half way over! Yes, […]

Another Cold Weekend Goes By Here in the Smoky Mountains

It was another cold weekend here in the Smoky Mountains, but we got out and did some fly fishing anyway. The fishing wasn’t red hot. Far from it to be honest, but we have spring fever and honestly, I can’t help but think that the fish and the bugs do too. The fish stayed on […]

Fly Fish Streams in the Smokies; Tennessee and North Carolina Tailwaters are All Running High

This is a rare event, but fishing on area tailwaters is pretty tough right now. Everything from Middle Tennessee to Western North Carolina is either generating a ton of water or spilling to reduce reservoir levels. The creeks are definitely the place to be. While the mountain streams are running a little high, they’re certainly […]