Goodbye 2018

Smoky Mountain Memories

As the sun sets on another year in the Great Smoky Mountains we reflect back on many days spent streamside with friends new and old. Its hard not to get misty eyed nostalgic especially sitting here with bluegrass softly playing in the background and the distant sound of the train whistle from old #1702 blowing at the depot. 2018 was a fantastic year for us at Fly Fishing the Smokies. We saw many new smiling faces on the stream and taught more people to fly fish this year than ever other before.

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2018 brought many new offerings for our guests with the addition of our private water at Brook Haven; a beautiful 1.25 mile stretch of trout filled creek which culminates with spectacular private waterfalls. Its an amazing and exclusive place. Truly the private water experience you deserve. We added a new river to offer float trips for trout, and added a Smokies Backpacking Trip to the list. We also opened a new Fly Shop in downtown Bryson City filled with everything you need for a day on the water in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region.

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This past year we won 2018 Fly Fishing Outfitter of the Year and 2018 Fly Fishing Guide of the Year by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. We are incredibly happy with this recognition and still cant thank each of you enough who took time out of your day and voted for us! We also recieved another Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2018.

Reel Bragging Rights,

This past year we filmed with the incredible crew at Wild Outdoor Media for a brand new show on the Sportsman Channel named Reel Bragging Rights. Our good buddy Jim Root travels the globe following his passion in search of incredible fishing. Jim is a professional bass angler and loves to fish. His new show with producer Stephen Neslage airs this January on the Sportsman Channel! We can hardly wait to see all the adventures.

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw the wettest year on record with 2018. It seemed to rain nearly everyday somewhere in the region, maybe not everyday, but it sure felt that way looking back. Rain is a good thing for mountain trout. Full flowing creeks and rivers with copious amounts of cold water made for some superb fishing!

We have many new and exciting things to come for 2019! We’re not tipping our hand too much, but you can expect to see some new trips and locations added this year. Who knows maybe even a new fly shop too!

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Our hope is God continues to bless all of you in 2019. Many doors were opened this year for us and there is no way it could have happened without the good Lord above. We’re are excited to see what the future holds and hope you all have a Happy New Year!

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report December 7th

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

No doubt most of you have heard a huge winter blast is on its way to the Smoky Mountains. For several days the meteorologists have frantically changed forecasts and snowfall predictions to the point its hard to believe any of it. One thing is for certain we’re getting snow, and plenty of it!

Fly Fishing in Snow

Fly Fishing in the Snow around the Smoky Mountains is about the most peaceful activity that you can do. There’s just something about the cleansing white of winter that refreshes your soul and calms the spirit. More often than not you will have the streams and rivers all to yourself and the fishing is actually quite good. Fish are active even when it snows. We typically see some great dry fly fishing while snow is falling. Ive often entertained several notions as to why this is, but to save myself from embarrassment, I shall keep those notions inside my head. Lord knows most of what I think comes straight out of my mouth, good or bad! Lol! Fact remains however when its snowing throw a dry fly or two. Griffith Gnats, and black parachutes work excellent.

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The Park Service will close the road between Gatlinburg and Cherokee tonight at 10:00pm in precaution of the impending forecast. Although I’m not happy about that especially when there isn’t any sign of snow yet, I do understand that safety comes first. There are areas where you can get to and fish when the roads are all closed up. It just requires a little walking and planning ahead.

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On the NC side of the park near Cherokee you can get inside the park as far as Smokemont Campground. That leaves you with plenty of water to fish that has roadside access along the Oconaluftee river. You also have Bradley Fork which is a very fun place to fly fish with miles of water and some great hiking too. You also have Straight Fork where the gate is closed this time of year, but offers some excellent fishing if you’re willing to walk a bit. Deep Creek near Bryson City is excellent and offers easier access with unmatched scenery in the snow. A short hike will have you into some great fishing and cool waterfalls with miles upon miles of water to fish. The farther you hike the less people you will see. Indian Creek is also accessed from Deep Creek and offers good fishing although not much casting room. Twenty Mile is often forgotten in most circles but offers some good access, and great fishing when park roads are closed. Id venture to bet that you wont see another soul down there either. Of course if you have a boat, Hazel Creek is awesome when it snows! You wont see other people and the fishing is pretty solid. When its snowing will be about the only time you will ever have Hazel Creek all to yourself.

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The Tennessee side of the Smokies are a little trickier to get around in when roads are closed. Typically the gate at Sugarlands Visitor Center will be first place to close. This leaves you with some options however. You have the Sugarland Valley Trail that parallels the West Prong of the Little Pigeon for several miles. This lower stretch fishes excellent in the winter months and offers some great solitude with plenty of eager Rainbows to catch. If you’re lucky the road from Sugarlands to Townsend will be open and you can hit the Little River. I personally love to fish the lower end of the Little River in winter. The lure of big wild Browns keeps me awake at night. These almost mythical creatures are tough to stalk and catch, but with some snow falling it puts them off guard just enough to make a mistake! The gate at Greenbrier is usually the last place to close. Even if it does, you can walk up the road and get to plenty of great fishing where you probably have the river to yourself. For those willing to drive a bit you can get into Big Creek fairly easy. Big Creek is sort of remote and off the beaten path for the masses. Big Creek doesn’t see much in the way of fishing pressure and access is pretty good when parks roads close. You certainly wont be close to cell signal in case something happens so fish with a friend and be careful.

No matter what this weekends forecast ends up being, and what actually happens. Until I see Jim Cantore on my doorstep, I’m not going to worry about it. I think I’ll go fishing!

 

See you on the water

T.E Shuler

 

 

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report December 2nd

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The old timers have always said when it thunders in the winter its always followed by snow. While most of my life, Ive always seen this to be true. However after last nights episode of thunder and lightning, we are left with an incredibly beautiful day that feels more summer like than December 2nd. I sit here writing this report on the steps of my log cabin in the Smokies with a pair of shorts and a tee shirt on. Its 70 degrees here today. We’ll certainly pay for the nice stretch of weather today as the week progresses. Temps are forecasted to plummet again this week with snow by weekend.

Rainy Days

Several days of steady and hard rain have left most of the Smokies streams running high. The National Park received high winds and heavy rain last night, closing the roadways due to downed tress across the roads. We have had a wet year with plenty of rainfall which is a good thing considering the alternative. However once the ground here soaks in as much water as possible there’s no where for it to go but out of here. The soaked ground also makes it easy for trees to uproot in high winds as was the situation inside the park last night. The road has opened back up noon and things are going to be drying out over the next several days. High water only lasts temporarily here in the Smokies as stream levels receded quick, usually in less than a day in the high elevations and couple days in the lower elevation streams.

Winter is awesome fishing

November was incredible for fishing and December is expected to be even better! Cooler weather has really put the big trout into a feeding frenzy. This will undoubtedly continue as December and January unfold. The absolute best time of year to fish for big trout has always been from November through February. Large Brown trout begin showing up, almost as if they appear from nowhere. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and area tailwaters all come alive as the biggest trout of the year start feeding heavily.

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The streams inside the Smokies will fish decent through in the winter in the lower elevations. Places such as the Little River and the Oconaluftee River will be good choices for some cold weather action. Lower reaches of Greenbrier and Deep Creek will also be good bets. Winter Stoneflies will be th best hatches to target along with black Caddis. Fish slow and work your water methodical for the best results.

Gatlinburg Trout Fishing

During the Winter months Gatlinburg offers some good trout fishing on their winter catch and release section. This extends from the park entrance to well below town towards Pigeon Forge. The Tennessee DNR stocks the river heavily with good size trout, some of which will get upwards of 20 inches!

Tuckasegee River

The Tuckasegee River currently has 39,000 trout per mile in the Bryson City stretches. Thats a lot of trout! Big brown trout are moving up from Fontana Lake, and were seeing large fish pushing the upper 20 inch mark. The hatches have been very good on the lower Tuck. Blue Winged Olives, Black Caddis, Midges, and Winter Stoneflies are making up most of what we are seeing. Dry fly action has been great and pretty consistent each day. BWO’s are coming off around mid morning and continue steadily until dark. Lots of rising brown trout are keeping our anglers happy. Streamers have been producing some fine trout too. Working small streamers slowly on sink tip lines are getting great results.

Cherokee Trophy Section

The Cherokee Trophy Section on the Oconaluftee and Raven Fork is fishing well. Big fish are all over the place and the bite has been solid. Good hatches of winter Stoneflies each day are keeping trout interested and activity feeding. Black Caddis have been sporadic but have produced good results and Midges are always a good bet in Cherokee especially in the colder months. The elk are really in full swing of things and are out on the water with us most days. There’s nothing more cool than to be fly fishing and have the elk crossing th stream below you. Its an amazing sight in an already beautiful area to fly fish.

The forecast this week has us getting colder as the week wears on. Snow is forecasted this weekend! We absolutely love to fly fish in the snow. Its an incredibly peaceful experience that really puts your senses on overload. Fish bite well in the snow, and the dusting of snow just adds to the beauty.

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report November 8th

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

The Great Smoky Mountains are fishing incredible this week. Mild temperatures and scattered showers have the creeks and rivers in perfect shape! Big Browns are on the move in several area streams making November an incredible month to come fish the Great Smoky Mountains region.

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is fishing very well this week. We had a fast moving rain earlier in the week that put some water back in the creeks and did wonders for helping flush some of the leaves out of the streams. Stream levels are looking great today and the leaves aren’t nearly as bad as last weekend. Showers all day forecasted for Friday but most are sporadic and will taper off by early evening. Big Browns are starting to get really aggressive on the Little River between Gatlinburg and Townsend. Hazel Creek and several other north shore streams are seeing the large Browns push in from Fontana Lake. The Oconaluftee river in Cherokee is starting to see increased activity from larger fish as well. Good hatches of Blue Winged Olives are bringing many fish to the surface. We’re also still seeing plenty of October Caddis on many streams inside the park. Terrestrials are still catching their fair share of fish inside the park on many creeks. The scenery is breathtaking  inside the park still. Peak leaf season was late last week and into the weekend. Colors are still great in the mid elevations. Low elevations are just now reaching their best. Bryson City and Gatlinburg are absolutely beautiful with the hardwoods such Oaks and Maples all turning.

Cherokee Trophy Section Report

The Cherokee Trophy Section is fishing fantastic this week. Recent stockings for the Rumble in the Rhododendron tournament and this weeks Team USA Youth National Championships have the river loaded with monster trout. The action has been just as you would expect; big fish everywhere and feeding aggressively. Fishing streamers has been very productive for our guides this week. Blue Winged Olives are hatching heavily in the afternoons. Look for risers in the slower sections of water. Ants and Beetles continue to produce good fish along with the occasional hopper. It seems strange to talk about fishing hoppers this tim elf year, however there is long stretches of banks that parallel use fields along the Trophy Section. The Elk are in full swing with the rut. Bugling Elk and the occasional battle for dominance just add to the experience of fishing the Trophy Section.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The Tuckasegee River is hotter than a fire cracker on the 4th of July. Blue Winged Olive hatches have consistently starting coming off around mid morning and continuing strong until dark. Lots of rising Brown trout in the slick water sections. Big streamers are the ticket for catching some bruiser trout in the deeper runs and gnarly holes. Browns from Fontana Lake are starting to move in the lower sections of the Tuck making for some interesting days on the water. October Caddis are still hatching in decent numbers on warmer days when the sun shines. We are seeing plenty of American Grannom Caddis hatching too. These are very dark and in smaller sizes this time of year. Hoppers, Ants, and Beetles continue to produce good trout on the Tuck right now too.

The weekend looks to be a cooler one with morning temps getting down right chilly. A cold front is pushing through today and Saturday will be the coldest day we have had this fall. Sunny and clear with highs reaching the low to mid 50’s by Sunday. No need to start at the crack of dawn, mid morning until late afternoon will be your best times to get on the water. So head to the diners and grab some breakfast and have that extra cup of coffee before heading out.

Good luck to all the young anglers fishing the Fly Fishing Team USA Youth National Championships this weekend. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting several of these fine young men in the shop this week. Seems to be lots of great anglers and fly tyers among you.

 

 

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St Croix Mojo Trout Fly Rods

 

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St Croix Mojo Trout Fly Rods

New for 2019, St Croix Mojo Trout Fly Rods. Winner of the Best New Fly Rod at the 2018 iCast show. The new Mojo Trout offers an incredibly smooth casting action with a great looking finish and affordable price. Fly Fishing the Smokies just recieved the new St Croix Mojo Trout series fly rods this week. We have the entire line of rods from the 6’ 2wt all the way to the 9’ 7wt. Swing by our new fly shop in Bryson City, North Carolina and check them out!

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The St. Croix Mojo Trout fly rods are extremely smooth casting, versatile fly rods that are ideal for beginners and intermediate anglers alike. This series consists of 11 rods ranging from 6′ to 9′ in length and 2-7 line weights to cover any trout fishing situations. These rods offer performance well beyond what you’d expect from their price tag.

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Features:

Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite.
Slim-profile ferrules.
Kigan Master Hand 3D stripper guides with aluminum-oxide rings and black frames.
Sea Guide snake guides with black PVD coating for extra hardness and increased smoothness.
Uplocking, machined-aluminum reel seat.
Premium-grade cork handle.
Kigan hook-keeper
Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish

Using slim-profile blanks comprised of high-modulus SCIII graphite, Mojo Trout rods are lightweight and with a highly versatile moderate-fast action. Finished in a metallic moss green color scheme, St. Croix chose to equip these sticks with black-framed Kigan Master Hand 3D stripping guides with aluminum oxide inserts, Sea Guide snake guides that are black PVD coated, up-locking machined aluminum reel seats, and premium cork grips.

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The new St Croix Mojo Trout rods are sure to be a hit for the 2019 season. We were lucky enough to be one of a few select retailers to get first the shipments of these fine rods. St Croix has long been makers of incredible fishing rods for decades. Swing by our fly shop in Bryson City and check them out. While you’re here, you might as well cast a line in the Tuckasegee and Nantahala rivers or hike back into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in search of wild trout.

See you on the water!

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Fall Fly Fishing Report Nov 1st

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Fall Fly Fishing

Fall fly fishing action continues to get even better! Temperatures across the region remained unseasonably warm across the Smokies until last week when we saw them finally take a dive. Air and water temperatures are right where they should be for this time of year and the fishing is absolutely on fire!

Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing

Fall is when the Smoky Mountain region sees the second peak of the year in terms of fishing. Water temperatures get down to the low 50’s, and high 40’s in the back country which triggers Brown and Brook trout to start spawning. It also puts all trout into an increased feeding frenzy in preparation for winter and the action is nothing short of phenomenal. Cool crisp days inside the Smoky Mountains are special, not only do you have most streams to yourself, you have some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. Great hatches of October Caddis, Blue Winged Olive and Stoneflies are abundant. You also have loads of hoppers, ants, and beetles hitting the water up until we get several heavy frosts. Action inside the park is at peak from mid morning until late afternoons.

Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing

The biggest hitter this time of year is of course going to be the Tuckasegee River. Currently the Tuck has 26,000 trout per mile in the lower delayed harvest section near our fly shop in Bryson City. This stretch of river is very wide and full of great holding water for large trout The lower section of the Tuckasegee River is a rich with 72 species of fish. We target Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout along with Smallmouth Bass. This time of year we start seeing very large brown trout run up the river from Fontana Lake. Some of these big Browns are pushing the 30 inch mark. Incredible jaw dropping Browns that will smash streamers one day and take small nymphs the next. We are scheduled for another stocking on the Delayed Harvest section November 14th which will bring the trout count to a whopping 39,000 trout per mile! Combine that with the already good population of wild and holdover fish along with the big Browns from Fontana Lake and you’ve got yourself a fantastic river for late Fall and Winter fishing.

Cherokee Trophy Trout

The Cherokee Trophy water is incredible starting November and will continue to fish amazing all winter long. This is the time of year we see the biggest fish landed in Cherokee! The incredible fishing action is coupled with sightings of Elk which are in their rutting season this time of year. Many days the elk cross the river while we are fly fishing. Its an incredible experience to be casting to monster trout and look up to see you have an audience of a cow elk and her calf, or half the herd silently crossing the stream behind you. The trophy section has excellent access and is 2.2 miles long.  Bordered by Great Smoky Mountains National Park on one side, and the Blue Ridge Parkway on the other, the Trophy Section offers great scenery and even better fishing.

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report August 27th

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Cooler August weather and good streams flows have the Great Smoky Mountains fishing Hot! Plenty of rainfall all summer long has made for some perfect conditions for late August fishing. Normally we see low water and hot days in August, however that is not the case this year. We have had an abundance of rain all year long, which none of us have complained about because the drought of 2016 is still firmly planted in the back of our minds. As Luke Bryan sings, Rain is a good thang, this especially holds true in the Great Smoky Mountains where rain is everything!

What are the biting on?

We are still seeing good hatches of little Yellow Sallies, Sluphers and tons of Caddis all day long. Cloudy days we see an abundance of Blue Winged Olives about too which no doubt bring eager trout to the surface. Stoneflies are still producing a good numbers of fish and a well placed yellow Stimulator will fool even the pickiest trout. Inch worms and caterpillars are a fine choice for good subsurface offerings, especially gypsy moth caterpillars. Something about those grey and black morsels make them hard to resist for a big Brown trout. Take some orangish-red nail polish and add a few dots to the backs of the fly with a tooth pick and you have yourself a deadly pattern. Just practice catch and release because this fly is a stone cold killer!

Hoppers

Far and above the best patterns for late Summer are hoppers and beetles. Most folks only associate fishing hoppers with the Rocky Mountain west. If you’re not throwing a tan hopper in the Smokies you could be missing out on some of the most fun dry fly fishing of the year. Streams such as Abrams Creek in Cades Cove are treasure trove of hopper action. The Little River is also a great choice on the Tennessee side of the Smokies. On the North Carolina side of the Smokies hoppers are great along the fields of the Oconaluftee river especially around Tow String. Hazel Creek is also a great stream for hopper action.

Beetles

Bettles are a common sight on all Smokies streams but are the most often overlooked insect available to a trout. Fact is there are more than 400,000 known species of beetles around the world. Beetles account for more than 40% of all insect life and over 25% of all animal life on earth. So why aren’t you fishing with one?! Trout crush them, and pretty much all year long. Beetles are especially active this time of year and will continue to be the most available food source for trout until heavy frosts and freezes descend on the park. It doesn’t matter size or really the color, brown or black work equally well. Just fish them on the edges of riffles and pools and watch fo the explosive takes. Beetles are hard to see in the shadows of a Smokies trout stream so using a small tuft of yarn a foot or so away from your fly will help greatly in spotting the pattern. You can also find many beetle patterns with hot spots or add your own, however don’t get to crazy with them, wild trout will notice the added tomfoolery.

The weather this week looks very promising for many good morning and early afternoon jaunts to the water. Most of the week has a slight chance of scattered rain and pop up storms. Don’t let that keep you indoors. Summer is still not over yet, so enjoy the last days while you can. Fall is around the corner

See you on the water!

 

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

The Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region are seeing better fishing than we have seen in two decades. Good overall stream tempratures and plenty of refreshing late evening rains have made for perfect summer fishing conditions.

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Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always a top choice for catching wild trout during the Summer. Excellent dry fly fishing and plenty of aggressively feeding trout will keep fisherman happy from sun up to sun down. We are seeing good hatches of Yellow Sallies, Brown Stones, and tons of Caddis on most park streams. Terrestrials such as Bettles, Ants, Hoppers and Inchworms are also great bets for plenty of action all day long. Getting to mid and high elevation streams is best this time of year. The colder the water, the better the bite. Hiking into Backcountry streams is one of our favorite things to do. There’s just something about fishing where most people dare to venture, and casting flies to trout that have never seen a fly before.

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Smokies Brown Trout

The Great Smoky Mountains are a temperate rainforest, receiving more than 80 inches of rainfall each year. Every Summer we see numerous pop up storms and down pours that are over quicker than they started. While these rains provide needed water to the mountains, they also offer cooler air and water temperatures if only for a brief few moments. Often times these rains are heavy and will stain the water for a few hours until the streams clear back up. Big Brown trout lurk in several park streams in lower elevations and feed mostly nocturnal during the hottest months. However, when the heavy rains raise stream levels and waters stain, these big fish will come out to feed heavily on unsuspecting prey. Fishing during these times often produce some fine specimens that will rival any Brown trout caught in the park during the cooler months. For catching these fish in stained or high water, you should fish close to the banks in slack water pockets and work your flies slowly.

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Brook Haven Fly Fishing

Our new private water at Brook Haven is fishing well this summer. Typically southern private waters all close mid June through August, however that’s not the case with Brook Haven! We are blessed with high elevation cold mountain water that is heavily oxygenated provides perfect habitat for trout. Brook Haven is open all summer long with morning half trips being offered. Anglers are catching Brook trout, Tiger trout, Rainbows, and some Browns.

Weather

This week tempratures will hover around the high 70’s in the back country and low 80’s in the valleys. Chances of rain shaping up for the later part of the week which will no doubt keep water tempratures cooler and the fish biting well. A 50-60% chance of rain for the weekend isn’t enough to be of concern.

 

We’ll see you on the water!

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report July 31st

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

And just like that July is over. Summer vacation is whizzing by and the older we get the faster time seems to fly. As a child I always dreaded the arrival of August as that meant it wasn’t long until school started back and my days of roaming the Smoky Mountains would come to an end. Except of course until the weekends where I could squeeze out a few more days of wet wading the streams casting nothing but dry flies to rising trout. I still spend my summers in the Smoky Mountains enjoying fly fishing for wild trout. The only difference is I now get to share my love of these Mountains and their trout with hundreds of guests that I have the pleasure of guiding each season.

The Great Smoky Mountains are fishing strong as ever this summer thanks in large part to good rainfall amounts. Typically Summer time is fairly wet inside the park as we often see afternoon pop up showers and thunderstorms. These showers are a much welcomed event as it cools the air and adds more water to the streams and creeks. This week temperatures are expected to be cooler with highs in the low 80’s lows overnight hitting the low 60’s. This should keep the fishing excellent all month!

The best hatches we’ve seen this week so far are Brown Stoneflies, Yellow Sallies, Tan Caddis, Olive Caddis, Trico’s and Blue Winged Olives. Of course Inch Worms, Bettles and Ant patterns are working great well. Some areas across the park have good hopper action too!

Have a great week y’all!

 

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report June 1st 2018

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The fly fishing action in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is incredible right now. Trout are feeding well all day long and dry fly action is at its peak! Summer is the best time to catch aggressively feeding fish on the surface in the Smoky Mountains.

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Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing

There are 2910 miles of wild trout streams in the Great Smoky Mountains. With only 900 miles of trails, there is plenty of solitude and areas to explore and a catch a fish! Summer time is a favorite among our staff for the wonderful dry fly fishing opportunities that present themselves in the park. Summer is a great time to learn how to fly fish. You have active fish with a high metabolism that will feed all day long. So there is no wrong time of day to be fishing inside the park!

Fly Fishing the Smokies offers a wide variety of great fly fishing trips and lengths to choose from. We guide folks of all ages and skill levels and have ALL the gear that you need to fish with provided free of charge on your trip!!

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Hazel Creek Day trips are super fun this season. Experience one of the most remote and wildest trout streams in the Great Smoky Mountains with Fly Fishing the Smokies guide Jay Cobb as your host. Dry fly fishing on Hazel Creek keeps getting better each day. Lots of Yellow Sallies and Light Cahills are keeping the trout very happy. Hazel Creek is also one of the top places in the Smokies to fish small hoppers and bettles on top for some explosive action. Hazel Creek is a wonderful and wild place full of history and folklore. Some of the best trout in the Smoky Mountains have been caught on Hazel Creek! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to fish the most legendary Smokies trout stream with the best guides in the Smoky Mountains!

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing

The weather looks good this weekend and coming week. We do have a chance for thunderstorms on Sunday, however these are commonly pop ups that likely may not occur depending on which side of the Smokies you happen to be on. The weather in the Smoky Mountains is very difficult to predict and changes every few minutes. Our motto is plan for a shower, and go play!

We are seeing good hatches of Yellow Sallies, Light Cahills, and Sulphers across the park streams. Also plenty of inch worms, beetles, and Cicadas are also giving the trout something to eat as well. And of course lots of Brown Stone flies and many different species of Caddis are also present. Lots of hatches to keep the trout looking up and feeding happily all day!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets outside!

We’ll see you on the water!

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