Video Fishing Report from Upper Little River

After almost two months of guiding nearly every day, it was just nice to take a hike along the river. It’s not that Charity and I don’t want to fish or get tired of it. Sometimes it’s just nice to take in the sights, sounds, and smell of the river and the forest and not […]

Rivers & Streams Still Fishing After Weekend Storms

Whew! We’ve had an incredibly busy week capped off by the Townsend TroutFest this weekend. Thanks for everyone who came out. It was a phenomenal show and we got to see a lot of old friends and made some new ones. Fortunately the festival seemed to miss out on the biggest part of heavy rains […]

Fly Fishing is Excellent Everywhere Across East Tennessee

We can sum up the fishing pretty quickly – It’s excellent where ever you go right now. We’re glad to report that because our guide season really cranked up. We’ll have multiple guides on the water several days this week. Our wading boots and drift boat oars will both get a work out. The recent […]

Dry Fly Fishing in the Smokies Only Gets Better

We’re about to start a bit more fishing and floating on the Holston and Clinch Rivers, but right now we’re still enjoying all the great dry fly fishing in the Smokies. Today Charity reported that the fish started to rise by 10 AM and was best when the sun was out. The weather forecast for […]

Video Fishing Report – We Fly Fish in the Snow Once Again

It looks like winter didn’t really go away so much as give us a quick head fake before charging right back into our fly fishing in the Smokies. Yesterday was a relatively miserable kind of day; cold, wet, and snowy. The water was a little high after rain on Sunday. I was actually expecting a […]

We Make the Rounds on the Tailwaters and Streams

The fly fishing is starting to get rolling here in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. We’re guiding anglers on the rivers and streams and we’ve put some miles on the wading boots and drift boat this week. The weather has been sketchy, but those who have been able to tolerate it  have been into […]

Wet Weather and High Water Put a Damper on The Weekend’s Fishing

I think we all thought spring was here, but we’ve gotten another shot of cold, wet weather here in East Tennessee. By the standard of what we’ve seen over the past few months this wasn’t much of a big deal. It was well above freezing in most locations but the addition of rain and wind […]

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 […]

Spring Fly Fishing Forecast the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee

It’s still winter but many of us are already planning our fishing in the months ahead. We get numerous emails and phone calls over the winter from people planning trips. Many of those folks are trying to hit a particular hatch, good flows on the tailwaters, or the best conditions for an extended backcountry fishing […]

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 […]