Guided Trips


Things have changed a lot since the last report. Unseasonably warm weather has kicked off the first hatches of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains while an extremely wet February means all of the tailwaters are blown out across middle and east Tennessee.

If you want to fish in the Smokies, nymphs and streamers will be your best bet unless you encounter a hatch. In that case, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons should be in your arsenal as well as Blue-winged Olives.

For now, just forget about the tailwaters in the short term. continued rain means it will be at least another month before the tailwaters are fishable again. With luck, we can start thinking about some streamer float trips on the Caney Fork in mid to late March, although that may be optimistic. In the meantime, head for the mountains and enjoy chasing the wild trout there.

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tim Hawkins - Cletus Take the Reel

This is absolutely hilarious...


  1. This is a classic!! Thanks for posting David...Hey, hope your trip out west yields many fish...The Green River is looking FANTASTIC right now.


  2. Tyler, I'm definitely excited about the trip. I've heard that cicadas are showing up on the Green now so it should be awesome! We'll probably go fish there and not want to bother with the Colorado waters...



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