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 08, 2016

Found Fly Box

While guiding on Little River yesterday, I came across a rather nice and well-stocked fly box that some unlucky angler had lost. If you have lost a fly box recently, please contact me via email and describe both the box and its contents, and I'll be glad to get it back to you!


  1. Dear David, it's rectangle and has flies in it. I don't know what color it is because I'm color blind.

    1. I to have lost my fly box, I can guarantee that the flies have feathers and thread on them, beyond that I'm not sure.

  2. Guys, unfortunately someone already contacted me with a better description. You were actually close though Howard. The box is rectangular and had flies in it. Too bad the other guy beat you to it! Ben, there were some feathers and thread but the box color was important to help identify the right owner. Thanks and try again next time! :D



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