R&R Fly Fishing Unplugged

Summers are pretty short when you guide for a living and you have a couple of school age kids. Work is busy and seemingly constant and the kids are already back in school here in Townsend, Tennessee now that the calendar has turned to August. The absolute best part of self employment is the ability […]

Smoky Mountain Elk and Photographer Butt Heads

We posted this video yesterday to Twitter and our Facebook page but thought it would be a good addition to the blog as well. The video is from Cataloochee Valley and looks like it’s very close to where Palmer Fork and Rough Fork join to form Cataloochee creek near the church. This video probably won’t […]

Report from the Field: Cataloochee Creek

With school starting up next week we looked up from work to see we hadn’t taken a family camping trip this summer. Most of the summer vacationers have already started to thin out here in the Smokies and it seems that many might have simply given up on account of all the rainy days, so […]

A Few Days of Camping and Fly Fishing in Cataloochee Valley

Last week was spring break for our 6-year old daughter, Willow, so we took her and our 2-year old son Boone for a camping trip before our guide season really kicks into overdrive. The kids enjoy being outside and always get a kick out of seeing animals, so Cataloochee Valley with its elk herd was […]

Heading to Cataloochee

It’s relatively rare we get the time to go on even a short, regional trip when spring fishing is at its best. Thanks to this year’s early spring it looks like that will happen. The guiding has started up, but has yet to reach the fever pitch it will in a couple more weeks, so […]

Mixed Fishing Conditions Across the Smokies and East Tennessee

Fly fishers around East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain region are experiencing different conditions depending on where they happen to be. Sporadic thunderstorms have caused a variety of water levels across the Smokies and generation schedules on TVA tailwaters differ from one river to another. Right now we’re seeing water levels in the Little River […]

A Look Back at Our Favorite Pictures from 2009

We’ve covered a lot of water in 2009! Here are some of our favorite moments from the mountains and rivers captured with a camera. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed being there! View from the fly tying desk on a cold day last January, Townsend, TN Little River rainbow trout, Great […]

Three Days of Fly Fishing the Smokies in Cataloochee Valley

Charity and I noticed some blank days on the guide calendar and decided we needed to take advantage of the break. Even those of us who live in the Smoky Mountains like to take a few days to get away and do nothing more than camp and fly fish. After a quick scan of a […]