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, September 02, 2013

Fish Tails (and Tales) Coming Soon!


  1. Beautiful images thanks for sharing

  2. There are a few reasons rainbow trout are the best freshwater fish.
    1. One of the easiest to catch, given the right conditions.
    2. Trusted sources confirm as one of the best tasting trout.
    3. They look incredibly beautiful.
    4. In an arbitrarily selected group of individuals, 7/10 answered rainbow trout when asked what fish comes to mind first.

    Side point: I am interested to read your fishing stories, I expect them to be quite entertaining and informative.

    1. James, I trust that you have read enough to discover several reasons why rainbow trout are NOT the best freshwater fish. Let me know when you figure out which one is...



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