Smoky Mountain Brook Trout Film Preview

We’ve been involved with a great crew of filmmakers based out of Nashville who are making a film out native Smoky Mountain brook trout. They still have quite a way to go before it’s complete, but we’re finally getting our first look. We’re biased, but it looks awesome! Have a look: [vimeo][/vimeo]

Smoky Mountain Time Lapse

Breathtaking video from the folks at More Than Just Parks [vimeo][/vimeo]

Brook Trout Restoration in Tennessee

Here’s a great short video from the folks at Tennessee Uncharted exploring how TWRA is working to restore the Southern Appalachian brook trout in its home range in our mountain streams. This effort is completely separate from efforts inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. [youtube][/youtube]

Five Minute Getaway to the Smokies


A Look at Big Creek in the Snow

We just found this nifty video of Big Creek in the snow from the recent winter storm that stretched from the Smokies up to the Northeast. Big Creek is one of those streams that isn’t at all convenient for us to reach from Townsend which probably helps make it one of those places we really […]

Return of the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

Here’s an exceptional short film that shows something we’re passionate about: restoration of native Southern Appalachian brook trout here in the Smoky Mountain region. The following film shows the restoration on Sycamore Creek, a tributary of Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest just to the south of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’ll learn a […]

On The Count Down to Spring Fly Fishing

We’re shacked up here at R&R world headquarters with the kids out of school yet again as another wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet, and rain sweeps across East Tennessee. The temperature has been dropping all day while the rivers are rising. Not a good day to really consider being out on the water, although […]

The Last Dragons – Hellbenders in Southern Appalachia

Here’s a spiffy video with stunning underwater scenes of hellbenders in their natural environment. We see one or two every year on our local streams. [vimeo][/vimeo]

Fly Fishing Around Elk This Fall

Fall fishing is almost here, but so is the elk rut. Anyone who will be fly fishing over at Cataloochee or Oconaluftee this fall should probably take a quick look at this video posted by the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Honestly, it’s mostly common sense, but we’ve spent a considerable amount of time fishing around […]

Old Days at Elkmont

We’re always fascinated by photos of the old days before the national park. This video is a collection of old photos from around Elkmont and the Little River watershed. Even when we know the exact location in the photos, like the Wonderland Hotel and the Sinks, the scenes are completely unrecognizable. Most of these scenes […]