Spring time in the Smoky Mountains

Beautiful and feisty Smoky Mountain Rainbow Spring time in the Smoky Mountains can't be beat. Not only is the surrounding landscape full of beauty with flowering red bud and dogwood trees, the fishing is pretty darn good also. I usually guide on the Cumberland, but several times a year I have to chase wild trout on the bouldered streams of the Smoky Mountains. Fishing can be tough if you aren't accustomed to the environment. The fish are generally small in size, but big in attitude and appearance. Fishing smart in the mountains is a must. Don't let your fly line touch the water, don't cast a shadow on the stream, don't present yourself to fish before you present your fly, and most impo

2016 Spring fishing is on!

Get ready to catch a LOT of these guys!! Rainbows, brook, and brownies are getting ready get feisty! Spring has finally arrived in the bluegrass! After several recent rounds of teasing weather, spring is finally happening! It’s a great time of year with blooms everywhere, foliage turning lush green, and fishing plans materializing. Hopefully everyone has their fishing license and gear ready to go. I've been chomping at the bit for spring. I've tied enough flies to last all year waiting for spring conditions. Weather and temperatures as recently as last weekend have been up and down. Fishing on the Cumberland has kind of been the same. TVA/ COE have been ironing out generation schedule

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