Fly of the Month – Pat’s Nymph

It’s time for another Fly of the Month. As usual you can download this free document and view it on any device including desktop computers, tablets, or smart phones. The Pat’s Nymph is a fly that we always keep handy when we’re fly fishing in the Smokies. We love this fly for several reasons: It’s […]

Damn that was good!

While we don’t expect to get much sympathy from anybody, we don’t get to fish as much or as often as many of you think. We had a pretty ambitious holiday travel schedule to be with family and even left the country for a little more than a week. Since we’ve been back we’ve hit […]

Water levels fall in the Smokies but increase on the Clinch

Charity and I got out on the water for a few hours in the Smokies yesterday. Stream levels were generally high, but the fishing wasn’t bad. We fished nymphs deep in calm pockets and got a surprisingly good number of strikes. Charity fished a Zelon Nymph and Pats Nymph with a split shot under a […]

Nymphing is the Best Method for Catching Trout

The warm weather has continued for quite a while here in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains and we’ve taken as much advantage as we’ve been able. A front moved through the area yesterday with some rain and cooler temperatures, but nothing has changed much. Water conditions are just about perfect in the Smokies. I […]

Fishing Improves with Warmer Weather

We’ve done all kinds of things since the last post. While we’ve done some fishing we also traveled up to Indianapolis to speak at a meeting of the Indianapolis Fly Casters. There was a large and enthusiastic turnout and I’m pretty sure we made a few former Tennesseans homesick for the trout fishing they left […]

Belated Fishing Report From Before Snow Storm

I’ve got a fishing report from late last week, but conditions have changed substantially in the Smoky Mountains since that time so I’m not sure just how valid it will be. We’ve been struggling with a round of the cold virus here at R&R Fly Fishing on top of finishing up holiday shopping and getting […]

Water Levels Variable But Better Conditions This Week

It was a tough week for fly fishers throughout the Smoky Mountain region. If water levels were negotiable the temperatures were freezing and if the weather was mild the streams were at flood stage. Then there were the hurricane force winds! Wind gusts over 100 mph were recorded in the Smokies during a powerful storm. […]

Winter Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

Winter has certainly arrived in the Smoky Mountains with the first significant snowfall of the year. We got a few inches of snow here in Townsend, but there was more only a short distance away in the national park. Charity and I took the kids out for a romp in the snow but didn’t get […]