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

Monday, April 09, 2012


Along with spring comes the return of thunderstorm activity. Several recent storms have produced some dramatic skies which I love to document with my camera.  Two recent storms passed at night, giving me a great chance to shoot lightning.  The first storm produced a much more dramatic sky but the second had some interesting lighting as well as lightning. 


  1. Wow, that top picture is awesome.


  2. Thanks Mark! I was pretty happy about getting that shot...



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