Fly of the Month – Haystack

It’s March and for anyone who fishes around East Tennessee that will mean one thing – Spring Fishing! This month we kick off the spring dry fly fishing season with one of our favorite dry flies, the Haystack. This is a fly pattern that works extremely well in the rough and tumble streams of the […]

Quick Pics: Dry Fly Brown Trout

Spring is here and the guide season has arrived with it. I did my first full day trip of 2012 and it was a good one. Fish were rising quite well and the few spots where we couldn’t rise a fish we often drew a strike on a nymph. We even managed to get a […]

Water Levels Getting More Manageable in the Smokies

We’ve gotten pretty used to fishing high water in the Smokies recently. The water has been fishable, you just had to pick and choose your spots. That’s likely to be the case for a few more days, but things are getting to the point where flows are more manageable than they’ve been in a couple […]

Good Fishing, Few Bugs, & Some Bird Watching

We’ve spent a lot of time out on the water over the past few days. It’s that time of year and we have a full week of bookings next week. Yesterday Charity and I were both on Little River. There weren’t many bugs hatching, but the fish would certainly rise to a good drift. There […]

Great Week of Fly Fishing in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains

It’s been a great week of fly fishing here in the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee. Charity, Tim, and I have been on the water in several locations and the fishing has been pretty good everywhere we’ve been. Our guide season has started and at least one of us will be on the water almost […]

Quill Gordons? Almost…

It was a beautiful weekend for fly fishing in the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee. Temperatures topped out over 70 degrees and we all have a big case of spring fever. Our guide season is officially under way, but we’re still fishing almost everyday to take advantage of the great conditions. We started fishing dry […]