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 […]

Snowy Day in the Smokies

| Promote Your Page Too It’s yet another snowy day here in the Smoky Mountains. The same system that brought snow to the deep south gave us a little bit as well. Roads were closed in the park today so we couldn’t get to our favorite runs of water to do some fishing. We parked at […]

Typical Wet Spring for the First Time in Several Years

Spring fishing has been superb almost anywhere you go. Bugs are hatching and trout are rising in the Smokies. Flows on the tailwaters have been good for either floating or wading. Reports from our warm water contacts say that smallmouth bass are on the move on the lakes and bigger rivers. What a time to […]

Off the Road, Back on the Water

After about three weeks traveling to fly fishing shows and clubs we are finally back in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee for a while. The warm weather has been an added bonus and we’ve taken advantage by getting out and doing some fishing. Rainbow trout released back in Little River We spoke in Asheville […]

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 […]

When It Rains It Pours

We’ve been rooting for rain for two years and I think we finally got what we’ve been asking for. East Tennessee got twice its usual rainfall in December 2008 and we’ve already had our quota for January. Let me be the first to declare the drought over. Little River came up quickly last night and […]

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 […]

Soggy Forecast is Good News for Trout Streams

It’s still raining here in East Tennessee, but don’t get me wrong. We’re not complaining. After two years of drought it’s great to see my home water looking like its old self. In fact, it looks like we’ll probably end up meeting the annual average rainfall total. The rain we’re getting is slow and soaking; […]

Changes in the Weather

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone and the guide season left with it. It’s snowing pretty hard right now in Townsend, but nothing’s sticking. Regardless it’s a strong reminder that the guide season is essentially over. It’s always the same every fall. September is a period of relatively light guiding as the kids are back […]