A New Book On the Way! Trout Flies for the Great Smoky Mountains and Surrounding Waters

We’ve been working on a new book and it will be out soon! It’s Trout Flies for the Great Smoky Mountains and Surrounding Waters – Advice From the Guides. This book showcases approximately 50 flies used around the Smoky Mountain region, tells you how to fish them, the best times to use them, and has […]

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 […]

Advice from the Guides

What’s size leader and tippet should I use? This varies depending on which rivers and streams you’re fishing. For most water in the Smokies we use a 7 1/2′ leader tapered to 5X. This is probably the best overall leader for the Smokies. We’ll sometimes use longer 9′ leaders on larger streams like Little River. […]