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]

The Day We’ve All Been Waiting For

We just received a press release from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and even though we had a good idea it was happening soon, it’s still great news. Lynn Camp Prong, as well as every other stream in the Smokies, is now open to fishing. In fact, in the history of the park this is the […]

Quick Pic: Backcountry Speck

A colorful brook trout from the Smoky Mountain backcountry

Hiking & Fly Fishing for Brook Trout: A Change of Pace

After a solid week of float trips on the Holston and a weekend at TroutFest I scored a couple of days off. Besides sleeping a little later than I would if I was hitching up the drift boat, I spent some time with Charity and the kids. Yesterday Charity and I packed up the kids […]

A Look Back at Spring Fishing & Our Summer Fly Fishing Forecast for East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains

The big news is that the drought is officially over. In fact, we’re currently running a rainfall surplus here in East Tennessee. This has not only brought our stream levels back to normal, but also has implications for fly fishing on the tailwaters. Smoky Mountain Streams Spring hatches started strong with Quill Gordon mayflies in […]

Best Fly Fishing in the Smokies in Several Years

We’ve been hard at it, guiding almost every day. In fact, we usually have a couple of trips out on the river. We took a few days off about a week ago to put a booth in at the Townsend TroutFest, but other than that we’ve been on the water. Water levels in the Smoky […]

OK… Enough of the Cold, Dreary Weather

It’s been a couple of days of cold, gray, and wet days on the rivers and streams. The fishing has been decent, but more sporadic through the day than consistent. Fishing in the Smokies has been best in the afternoons and water levels are workable. Nymphs are the way to go in the mornings, but […]

Volunteer for Trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Here are a few opportunities to volunteer to help fisheries biologists in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and have a great time along the way. You spend time with people who are experts on Smoky Mountain trout and see some amazing things. We try to set aside a few days each year to help out. […]

Icy Weekend on Smoky Mountain Streams

It was a cold weekend; one better suited to ice fishing than fly fishing here in the Smoky Mountains. Overnight temperatures were below zero high in the mountains and daytime highs were only in the 20’s. Needless to say, fishing wasn’t worth it, but we went out to see the rivers and streams. Water just […]

A Look Back at 2008 – The Year in Pictures

Another year has come and gone. We’re gearing up for a busy 2009. We’ve got a hefty schedule of appearing at fly fishing expos in the next couple of months, we’ve got two new books that will be coming out within a month, and we’ve already booked a number of guided trips. But before we […]