Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

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Light rain fell sporadically overnight across the Smoky Mountain region. Stream levels remain largely unchanged as todays forecast calls for about a 40% chance of scattered light showers. Honestly thats even enough for the locals to want a rain jacket.

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The Smokies will fish good today. Lower elevation streams is where you want to focus. Little River and Green Briar in Tennessee will be the hot tickets. In North Carolina the best fishing will of course be Deep Creek, Oconaluftee River, and Forney Creek. no need to tart too early this morning, heavy fog will keep them trout tucked in bed until around 9:00am when hatches start happening and tings get to moving. Mid morning to mid afternoon should see BWO’s, Blue Quills, and Black Caddis moving about. If the sun comes out enough expect to see some movement from brown Stoneflies.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

This time of year of course the Deleayed Harvest sections on the Tuckasegee River are the hot topic. Water levels remain great with generation slowing last night with a big drop in water levels at Cullowhee this morning running at 258cfs from over 700cfs last night. The lower Tuckasegee in Bryson City is running 2550cfs and is expected to drop later in the day by 500cfs. Water clarity is excellent and the Fishign has been very strong. We’re seeing good hatches of BWO’s, black Caddis, march Browns, Blue Quills and Brown Stoneflies from mid morning until late afternoon. Wading should be easy peasy today on the upper section. Expect to see several people out there if you go. The lower section will not have near the pressure as water levels are perfect for floating but may be a challenge for many to wade.

Cherokee Trophy Section Report

The Cherokee Tropy Section is of course located on the Raven Fork and consists of the Oconaluftee river and the Raven Fork both. Currently the only stream gage on the Luftee is near the mouth, but gives a great perspective as to how things are unfolding upstream. Water levels are running at 827cfs which is very nice. Wading the Trophy Section today will be very easy. Expect the water clarity to be gin clear and the fish spooky. The overcast skies this morning will play into your advantage as the ig fish love an overcast sky. As the skies clear and hatches get underway, be increasingly deliberate with your presentation and stream approaches. These fish will have their gaurd up and wont tolerate much in the way of sloppy casts and splashy wading. Hatches of Black Caddis, and BWO’s combined with sporadic March Browns will keep them interested and you may spot some risers.

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

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Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Report

The Great Smoky Mountains were absolutely beautiful the past two days. Temps hit the high 60’s in Bryson City and touched 70 near Gatlinburg. Even the back country in the Smoky Mountains reached the mid 60’s. The weather has been incredible and the fishing was superb across the region. This morning we woke up to light rain in Bryson City and cloudy skies in Gatlinburg. Its very warm with temps between 55-60 depending on which side of the mountains you are on. Perfect weather for fishing!

Dry fly fishing has been the big news of the week! Numerous streams in the Smokies saw several varieties of aquatic insects hatching which brought trout to the surface. Most hatches started mid morning and continued til after 6pm tonight. We saw Blue Quills, Blue Winged Olives, Black Caddis, and Brown Stones all moving about today inside the park. Dry dropper rigs were of course the best bet, and by mid afternoon, fishing just a dry proved to be the most fun. Lower elevation streams such as the Little River and the Oconaluftee River fished excellent. Water temps were a tad warmer and the flows were about perfect. Of course water clarity is gin clear as is the norm for the Smokies. Today’s light rain and mist have streams unchanged and looking great!

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The lower section of Tuckasegee River is running the lowest it has in a long time today at 2300cfs. Those are some great condtions for fishing out here. Water clarity is perfect right now and if the rian doesnt get very heavy the clarity should remain good. Caddis are your best bet along with March Browns and healthy dose of streamers mixed in for those meat eating predators. Game Changers have been the hot ticket for streamers. If you haven’t fished one yet, you are completely missing out! Sinking tips with short stout leaders are highly recommmend as these ig fish will break you off in a hurry. the warm winter this year have hatches starting earlier than normal. March browns started hatching last week and have brought many trout to the surface to feed on these larger bugs.

Raven Fork Fishing Report

The Raven Fork in Cherokee has fished strong so far this week. These big fish tend to be spooky so having some light rain like today is a big help. Hatches of blue quills and Black Caddis are keeping trout happy and feeding on dries sporadically around mid day. Mostly its a nymphing game, getting down deep on light tippet that wins the day. Streamers have also been a good bet. Work them slowly on sinking lines ad fish tight to structure and you can hook into an absolute toad!

Weather forecast this week is calling for intermittent chances of rain. Rain chances are low each day, except for Friday which is showing 60% chance. At this point we aren’t very worried about conditions becoming unfishable or rivers blowing out. The forecast seems to keep bouncing around each day with nothing being consistent. That tells us its pretty much a typical March where anything can happen. The best et is to dress accordingly and bring a rain jacket. The fish are bitting, and we’re hitting the water regardless of what the weatherman says. We tend to believe it when we see it!

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March Fly Fishing

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March Fly Fishing

March fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains region is the hottest ticket in the country! The weather in March is very pleasant with daytime highs getting into the upper 60’s, plenty of sunshine and great fishing. Water levels are perfectly suited for wading and drift boat fishing both. The Smoky Mountain region has miles of great trout streams that come alive this time of year!

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Imagine 24,000 trout per mile just waiting for your flies. The action is incredible, and just gets better from here! You owe it to yourself to fish the famous Tuckasegee River on either a Wade Trip or Float Trip and chase after thousands of trout. Nothing in the eastern US compares to the Tuckasegee River in the Spring. This world class fishery holds Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout, many of them exceeding 20 inches! March and April both see more fish caught by our guests than any other time of the year!

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Tuckasegee River Wade Trips

The Tuckasegee River is perfectly suited for Wade Trips with wide open casting room and few trees to get tangled up in. The Tuckasegee’s water flows offer plenty of great places to wade for hiding trout. This river is great for this new to fly fishing or families with children as there are so many trout here success rates run very high. The possibility of catching all three species of trout in a single day is possible!

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Cherokee Fly Fishing

The Cherokee Fly Fishing Only Trophy Section is fishing hot this month! Beautiful pristine water with great wading, easy access and Monster trout! The Raven Fork fishes amazing in March. Afternoon hatches of Quill Gordon’s and Blue Duns keep these big fish looking up and dry fly fishing is possible. When’s the last time you saw rising trout over 20 inches? The Raven Fork in Cherokee has it!

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fly Fishing

March fly fishing action inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park starts reving up. The cold grasp of winter is letting go and the trout start to become more active. Good Spring hatches of Quill Gordon’s, Blue Duns, Caddis and Blue Winged Olives keep trout happy and some dry fly fishing starts presenting itself. Afternoons are can be excellent especially on warm days. Lower elevation streams are great bet this time of year for Rainbow and Brown trout!

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Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Report

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Fly Fishing Report February 29th

A fresh blanket of snow covered the Smokies today. Beautiful to see, however short lived as most areas saw melted snow by noon. Deep in the park at higher elevations the snow is still hanging tight to the trees and covering the ground with several new inches. All of this will be gone by mid day on Monday when temps warm and rain moves in. Currently in the park tonight its 22 degrees as I drove back over from Gatlinburg to Bryson City. 441 is open, just watch for scattered patches of ice. The park service has done a fantastic job this time around of keeping the roads in good shape and keeping the road through the Smokies open.

Smokies Fishing Report

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park streams fished well today. Despite being cold with a bone chilling breeze at times, trout stayed on the feed from early this morning until late afternoon as the sun started to drop. Nymph fishing was the game today with Stoneflies and black caddis being at the top of the menu. Looking for areas of the stream that had good light on the water was key. Fish were stacked in the pockets and softer water. Where you found one, you could usually muster up a couple more.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The Tuckasegee River was in fine shape today for float trips. Water clarity was great and flows were running just 3000cfs at Bryson City. Hatches of Blue Quills started coming off after lunch and continued for hours. Risers were all over the place along the edges especially where the wind lines stacked up tons of bugs in the eddies. Large pods of risers worked over the stacks of spent blue quills feverishly. They were still spooky and required a long leader of 6x tippet to coax a take. Banging streamers off the banks on sink tips brought a good many fish to the net as well. Not a bad way to end out February.

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Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Report

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Fly Fishing Report February 23, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains received a light snow in the back country on Thursday and into early Friday morning. It was short lived but beautiful to see hanging on the trees. Saturday ended absolutely gorgeous and making everyone ready for Spring. Temps reached the high 50’s to low 60’s depending on where you were at. Streams continue to run full but manageable for wading. Hatches were fantastic today. We had clear blue skies which saw the winter stones and black caddis hatching in full force on most all streams.

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Water levels continue to drop throughout the park after tons of rain earlier in the month. Warmer than normal air temps have kept things spring like throughout the winter so far. Trout are looking up on sunny days and can be caught on dries mid morning thru early afternoon. Of course with all the water this month, tossing streamers has produced some great fish. Two words here, Game Changer. That’s right the multi articulated bait-fish patterns are highly effective on Smoky Mountain trout in high water and low visibility situations. Fished with slow short strips on sink tip lines will get the big boys interested in a hurry.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The Tuckasegee River continues to see lower water levels each day. Bryson City was running at 3400cfs on Saturday with excellent clarity. Cullowhee was at a just a tad over 1000cfs all day making wading the Dillsboro stretch tough. The water is in great shape for float trips though. Running large streamers down the banks will reward you with some big catches, big articulated flies such as Game Changers and Drunk and Disorderly are putting some big fish in the net. We’re also seeing incredibly strong hatches of black caddis on the Tuck by mid morning.

Nantahala Fly Fishing Report

The Nantahala River near Bryson City is fishing great of course. Busy on the weekends but not so much during the week this time of year, the Nantahala is always a good bet for both wild fish and stocked trout both. The Delayed Harvest section above the power house has been fishing strong this past week. Good hatches of Blue Winged Olives have kept trout interested in feeding up top. Of course swinging a barrage of bright colored junk food patterns on the bottom have dredged up a good many big Brook trout. The lower Nantahala along hwy 19 is one of our favorite places along the Nantahala. Long known for its many big Brown trout that lurk down deep, or hang tight to logs along the banks, this stretch of river doesn’t disappoint. The lower river is less crowded this time of year and is fishing great. Good hatches of winter stones and black caddis mixed with some blue quills, and blue winged olives have been coming off each day. Lots of larger stoneflies are also very active and are picking up tons of fish. However the biggest draw by far is running big streamers along log jams will reward you greatly with some epic fish. Fish heavy tippet and be prepared to loose a few flies. Game Changers and Dali Lllamas have been the meat of choice.

Rain is in the forecast early week with possible snow on Thursday. Clearing skies and temps dropping slightly into the weekend.

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Fly Fishing Report February 20th

February’s fly fishing report has been all over the place. It has been a crazy month in terms of weather. So far in February Smoky Mountain region have seen heavy rains, flash floods and snow….all in the same week! Fortunately the mountains here recover quick from whatever mother nature throws their way. Stream levels are full and fishing good. Temps have been above normal which has triggered a fantastic winter bite! Great hatches of black Caddis, Winter Stone, Blue Winged Olives have kept trout busy feeding and up on the surface on the prettiest of days.

Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park fishing has been fantastic most of the month. Keeping an eye on the forecast and maximizing your opportunities to get out in between the showers have kept anglers consistently catching fish in the park. Even when water levels are high a good many trout can be caught by fishing long the sides of the banks and back eddies. Often times some of the largest wild Smokies trout will be caught in high water conditions when visibility is low. On beautiful bright sunny days we have been catching trout on dry flies. Black caddis, Winter Stoneflies, and a steady contingency of Blue Winged Olives have kept trout looking up to feed. If you prefer to nymph fish, bouncing stoneflies and caddis pupae across the bottom have produced lots of fish when nothing is hatching. The Smoky Mountains have fished best from mid morning until the late afternoon. Currently the Tennessee side of the Smokies near Gatlinburg has lower water levels than does the North Carolina side near Bryson City and Cherokee.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The Tuckasegee River has been really high for most of the month making wading difficult the last two weeks. We have been able to fish the river from drift boats and it has fished strong despite the water being up. Clarity has been good and the hatches have been consistent. Black caddis and winter stoneflies have made up the majority of the hatches we are encountering. On sunny days we have had some Blue Quills pop out on occasion and some early Brown Stone nymphs have been crawling across the bottom.

Cherokee Fly Fishing Report

The Cherokee Trophy Section on the Raven Fork is fishing strong this winter. The water is flowing full to high making wading a little trickier than normal. However for those willing to put the effort in, they are being rewarded with some fantastic rainbow and brown trout. We’ve seen may personal best fish caught this month. Hatches are starting around mid morning and last until the sun starts to drop beyond the distant ridge lines. Black caddis, winter stoneflies are blue winged olives make up the majority of what we are seeing. Stream temperatures have been on the chilly side as the water here comes straight out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You definitely want to dress in warm layers when fishing here. Our guides are reporting clients catching fish on big streamers all day and in the afternoons dry fly action is picking up.

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November Fly Fishing Report, Great Smoky Mountains

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November is one our favorite times to fly fish in the Smoky Mountains region. Big fish start making their appearances in many of the larger creeks and rivers in the mountains. Late Fall and Winter has long been known as being the best time to catch a big Brown trout.

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The fishing inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is doing well. Morning subsurface action gives way to some dry fly action in the afternoons. Caddis and BWO’s are mainstays for the moment as we anxiously await Little Winter Stones to start making their appearances in a few weeks. We are seeing many good sized Browns very active in the lower reaches on larger creeks. Brook trout spawning continues in the high elevations and should finish up in the next week or two. Be very aware not to walk on spawning reds. These areas resemble fresh swept gravelly places in the stream bed typically out of heavier current flows. These areas are full of eggs that can be easily crushed if stepped on. Be careful where you step and avoid these areas at all cost. What you step on today could seriously impact generations for several years to come. Also we don’t want to get into the whole ethics debate of fishing over spawning fish, but seriously don’t be a jackass and fish them. Leave em’ alone, let em’ spawn. There’s plenty of other fish that aren’t actively spawning you can cast at.

Tuckasegee River

The Tuckasegee River is absolutely on fire this time of year! The Delayed Harvest sections on the Tuck are some of the best fishing in the south from November until May. Stocked heavily with Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout this river offers incredible action and versatility. You can fish dry flies, nymphs and streamers all day long and find consistent hatches almost every day throughout the season. Our guides are putting clients on both big fish and good numbers of fish each day. Wade trips and Float Trips are both producing great results. The Tuckasegee River is a tail-water and has numerous freestone tributaries feeding its rich bio-diverse waters. Fact is the Tuck is home to more than 72 species of fish and countless species of invertebrates.

Cherokee Trophy Section

The Cherokee Trophy Section is a beautiful and unique fishery. This time of year fishing is fabulous for large trout and combined the added bonus of seeing the elk while casting a fly make Cherokee hard to pass up. The Raven Fork and Oconaluftee River are bordered on one side by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway along the opposite bank. The scenery is just as good as the fishing! Our guides are putting clients on some true fish of a lifetime. Large Rainbows and Browns that will take your reel into the backing and leave you speechless is the order of the day. These big fish will test you every step of the way and provide a challenge for even the most skilled.

Hatches and Flies

Consistent hatches of Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Caddis, Sedge and Stones are still mainstays in the park and across the region. Terrestrials such as flying ants and beetles are also hot tickets. This time of year you cannot overlook the importance of egg patterns. With several species of fish spawning, an egg can be the best morsel of fat and protein a fish may see all day. Streamers continue to produce with great results. Game Changers are absolutely smoking it on the Tuckasegee River and Cherokee Trophy section with smaller offerings such as black woolly’s and natural Zonkers bringing the big boys to net inside the park.

Stop by our fully stocked Fly Shop in Bryson City for a great fly selection and accurate up to the minute stream beta on every stream in the region. We have several quality product lines of gear with the latest offerings from R.L Winston, Moonshine Rods, Ross Reels, Redington, Rio, Renzetti, and many other.

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report July 25, 2019

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Smoky Mountain Fishing Report

The Great Smoky Mountains are fishing exceptional this week. Heavy rains early in the week swelled streams and muddied the water on Tuesday. Water levels have dropped fast as expected, and streams are looking good once again. The great thing about the mountains are they drain water rapidly. So when you get a heavy rain event, it’s typically only a day or so before things return to fishable levels.

Weather forecast for the remainder of the week looks good. Clear and sunny for the most part with scattered showers possible on Sunday. Don’t let the chance of rain keep you indoors, pack your rain jackets and be ready to adapt to quickly changing conditions. When rain swollen streams start to fall, fish the banks and pockets where many fish will take safe haven. The biggest predator Brown trout in the Smokies will seek these places out to ambush smaller prey. Rain also cools things off a bit and cools water temps which really brings on the bite!

Yellow Sallies continue to be the hot ticket fly for nearly all streams inside the park. These are some of my favorite hatches of the year as they provide consistent action for several months. The dries are easy to spot even for the most untrained eyes underneath the darkest overhangs.

We’re starting to see more and more hoppers along streams Abrams Creek in Cades Cove, Little River along the roadsides, and the Oconaluftee river in Cherokee. Its a common misconception about fishing with hoppers in the Smokies. Most anglers are under the impression that these large flies are mostly reserved for the Rocky Mountain west, however they have their place in the Smokies too. Keep a few handy in your fly boxes as you’ll need them here too.

Hot Flies

Yellow Stimulator #10-16, Conner’s Yellow Palmer #12-16, Royal Wulff #12-16, Tennessee Wulff #12-16, Adams Parachute #12-18, Female Adams #12-18, Adams Variant #12-16, Thunderhead #12-18, Secret Weapon #12-16, Green Drakes #8-10, Daves Hopper in Olive and Yellow #8-14, Little Yellow Sallies #14-16, Light Hendrickson #12-16, Dark Hendrickson #12-16, Sulpher dries #12-14, March Browns #10-14, Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Olive Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Cinnamon Elk Hair Caddis in #12-16, Blue Winged Olives in #18-22, Golden Stonefly nymphs #8-12, Brown Stonefly nymphs #6-10, Yellow Sallie nymphs #12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs #12-18, Hares Ear nymphs #12-16, Rainbow Warriors in #14-20, Caddis Pupae #14-18, and cream midges in #22-26, Black Midges #22-26. For Streamer patterns, black and olive Woolly Buggers in sizes #6-8, Brown and Olive Sculpin in #6-8, white, black, and olive Zonkers #6-10, Game Changers in #4-8, yellow Zoo Cougars #4-8, and yellow Kiwi Muddlers #6-10.

Bryson City Fly Shop

We just recieved a new shipment of the wildly popular Moonshine Rods in the Bryson City shop. These rods are beautifully appointed and offer one of the best deals in the industry. The all come with an extra tip and a hard shell carrying case along with a lifetime warranty and the best customer service in the business! You just cant beat the deal on these rods. Of course the biggest question is how do they fish? The answer is easy, they fish amazingly well. I personally am in love with the fiberglass Revival series rods. Its no secret I’m a huge Brook trout junkie and love fishing dry flies on tiny streams in the Smokies. In most cases I seek out creeks that run through laurel hells and tight places where most folks wouldn’t fish. These rods are quickly becoming some of my favorites!

Hope you have a wonderful remainder of the week and a get a chance to wet a line

We’ll see you on the water!

Eugene

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report July 5, 2019

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The Great Smoky Mountains region is fishing fantastic. Cooler overall temperatures for June have kept river and creek conditions optimal for great dry fly fishing inside the park. Pop up storms in the back country go a long way in keeping the stream levels in check also cooling the water temps.

This week Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are crazy with people here in the mountains for the 4th of July celebrations. Bryson City is also packed with people. Last night the Americas Got Talent semi finalist Mountain Faith, played a concert in front of our fly shop in Bryson City. Such an awesome expereince to watch these incredibly talented muscians from our region perform to thousands of people right on door step. The fly shop was a buzz with people all day long often times with a line coming in and out of the door, and our staff worked overtime to keep up with it all. As much work as the 4th is, we cant wait to do it all over again next year!

With all the people in the region, you can still find solitude on streams that require a little more effort getting into. Most people don’t venture more than 100 yards from their cars, even less get more than a mile from parking areas. If you’re willing to walk 45 minutes or so you can get to some of the best fishing in the Smokies. Some of our current favorites are the Little River above Elkmont hiking well above Husky Branch or into Goshen Prong. Hiking well up. Stream in the Tremont area will provide some fantastic fishing too. One of the more Of course the North Shore streams of Fontana on Hazel Creek and Forney Creek. You can hike back up Deep Creek past the Bumgarner Bend and get into less pressured water easily too.

Hot Flies

Yellow Stimulator #10-16, Conner’s Yellow Palmer #12-16, Royal Wulff #12-16, Tennessee Wulff #12-16, Adams Parachute #12-18, Female Adams #12-18, Adams Variant #12-16, Thunderhead #12-18, Secret Weapon #12-16, Green Drakes #8-10, Mahogany Duns in #12-14, Little Yellow Sallies #14-16, Light Hendrickson #12-16, Dark Hendrickson #12-16, Sulpher dries #12-14, March Browns #10-14, Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Olive Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Cinnamon Elk Hair Caddis in #12-16, Blue Winged Olives in #18-22, Golden Stonefly nymphs #8-12, Brown Stonefly nymphs #6-10, Yellow Sallie nymphs #12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs #12-18, Hares Ear nymphs #12-16, egg patterns in #10-12, Rainbow Warriors in #14-20, Caddis Pupae #14-18, and cream midges in #22-26, Black Midges #22-26. For Streamer patterns, black and olive Woolly Buggers in sizes #6-8, Brown and Olive Sculpin in #6-8, white, black, and olive Zonkers #6-10, Game Changers in #4-8, yellow Zoo Cougars #4-8, and yellow Kiwi Muddlers #6-10.

Best Bass flies this week;

Chart/white, tan/white, red/white and olive/white Clouser Minnows, #6-8, olive Sculpins #4-8, black, olive, and white Woolly Buggers #4-8, Crayfish in orange and olive #4-8, Fire tiger Puglisi baitfish #4-6, Game Changers #2-8, Deer Hair poppers in Cart, black, blue, white, pink and purple #4-12, Deceivers in #6-8, Moto minnow #4-8, Slumpbusters #4-8, Hellgramites #4-10, Golden Stoneflies #6-10, Damselfly nymphs in #8-10, foam Dragonflies in blue, olive and brown, #6-10, Mudich Minnows #4-10, Home Invaders in tan, olive, yellow, white, and natural #4-8, Kiwi Muddlers in white, yellow, tan, and black #4-10, yellow, tan, and black #4-10

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Summer Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

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Summer Fly Fishing the Smoky Mountains

Summer Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains is incredible! If you haven’t been out yet, grab a rod and hit some of the fantastic rivers and lakes in the region. This Summer’s Fly Fishing Report gives you an idea of what to expect, and what to use straight from the guides.

The top destination this month has to be the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park streams are fishing at their peak for the year. Trout everywhere are taking dry flies all day long, which in our opinion, is the most fun you can have with a fly rod! The most beautiful streams and trout that we have to offer are in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here we catch Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout. Catching a Grand Slam of all three species in a single Full Day Trip is very possible!

Two locations to serve you best! Gatlinburg TN, and Bryson City NC

Rates starting at $75.00 per person!

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Summer Trout Fishing in the Smokies

The Trophy Trout section of the Raven Fork in Cherokee is another hot destination this Summer. Recently restocked, this section is fishing well. Big fish are working in the early morning and late evening in the current seams and tail-outs. There’s nothing like watching a trophy sized trout take a well placed dry fly off the surface. This area is best in summer for experienced fly fishers as subtle takes and dead drifts are paramount.

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Float Trips

The Tuckasegee River is still producing some good trout fishing early morning until noon then again in the evenings when the bite really turns back on! We are catching quality Rainbow and Brown trout, some getting in the 20 inch club! Overcast cooler days or rainy days have been best for trout! For river Smallmouth fishing look no further than the Tuckasegee and Little Tennessee Rivers. Both are producing some great action for Smallies. The top water bite is on mid-day from noon until dark. Take advantage of our afternoon start time on the Float Trip Special at 3:00pm for some great action! For morning and evening, use sub surface lures and flies. Pearl white Flukes and spinner baits, along with a multitude of streamer flies will get you into some good Smallmouth.

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Fontana Lake

Fontana Lake is fishing good for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Look for rocky shoreline and mud lines coming from wind lines off of banks and points. Crank baits, Buzz baits, Spinner baits and flukes are working really well. River mouths and coves are still the hottest spots to catch some big Largemouth. Nantahala and the Little Tennessee River mouths are hot areas right now to catch some bruisers.

Best flies this week

Yellow Stimulator #10-16, Conner’s Yellow Palmer #12-16, Royal Wulff #12-16, Tennessee Wulff #12-16, Adams Parachute #12-18, Female Adams #12-18, Adams Variant #12-16, Thunderhead #12-18, Secret Weapon #12-16, Green Drakes #8-10, Mahogany Duns in #12-14, Little Yellow Sallies #14-16, Light Hendrickson #12-16, Dark Hendrickson #12-16, Sulpher dries #12-14, March Browns #10-14, Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Olive Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, Cinnamon Elk Hair Caddis in #12-16, Blue Winged Olives in #18-22, Golden Stonefly nymphs #8-12, Brown Stonefly nymphs #6-10, Yellow Sallie nymphs #12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs #12-18, Hares Ear nymphs #12-16, egg patterns in #10-12, Rainbow Warriors in #14-20, Caddis Pupae #14-18, and cream midges in #22-26, Black Midges #22-26. For Streamer patterns, black and olive Woolly Buggers in sizes #6-8, Brown and Olive Sculpin in #6-8, white, black, and olive Zonkers #6-10, Game Changers in #4-8, yellow Zoo Cougars #4-8, and yellow Kiwi Muddlers #6-10.

Best Bass flies this week;

Chart/white, tan/white, red/white and olive/white Clouser Minnows, #6-8, olive Sculpins #4-8, black, olive, and white Woolly Buggers #4-8, Crayfish in orange and olive #4-8, Fire tiger Puglisi baitfish #4-6, Game Changers #2-8, Deer Hair poppers in Cart, black, blue, white, pink and purple #4-12, Deceivers in #6-8, Moto minnow #4-8, Slumpbusters #4-8, Hellgramites #4-10, Golden Stoneflies #6-10, Damselfly nymphs in #8-10, foam Dragonflies in blue, olive and brown, #6-10, Mudich Minnows #4-10, Home Invaders in tan, olive, yellow, white, and natural #4-8, Kiwi Muddlers in white, yellow, tan, and black #4-10, yellow, tan, and black #4-10

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Summer Fly Fishing the Smoky Mountains
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