Fly Fishing Adventures
in the Southern Appalachians

Steve and me 3-18-148 Fat TuesdayGood ColorThese photos are a glimpse of what we have been up to for the last couple of weeks.  All from our guided trips on local waters.  Looks like the weather really breaks starting in April, so it is time to dust off the fly poles, tie on a parachute, and hit the water.  The Hiwassee river is fishing excellent.  We will be doing a combination of float and wade trips here as flows indicate. Lots of fish numbers, Hendricksons starting, Dave Kerfield 19in 031914and some larger fish being releasCharles london 031314ed.  The Toccoa river is much improved over past years with better fish numbers, fish size, and caddis already popping.  The Hendricksons will be in April also.  With the dam repair project in its second year after completion, I think we are good to go here. April and May should be awesome.  I recall 10 years ago after a similar repair project at Blue Ridge and the fishing was off the chart.  We are beginning to see some suitable John 16in brown 030914flow rates on the Clinch river, BTurner 032714especially on the weekends.  This will always be a technical river to fish, but possibly very rewarding.  You need your A game here with long casts and small flies.  Kind of like a day at the Masters versus your local golf club.  The Big Holston below Cherokee is ready to go too. TVA has Cherokee lake level where they want it, and flows are correct for our drift trips.  I predict some of our larger rainbows of spring will come from the Holston.

Give us a shout and book those April and May dates, we can target whatever is best on your scheduled date.  If you want guaranteed dates for floats on theupper Hiwassee in June and July, get those dates booked too, they are filling now.

As always – call anytime just to talk fishing.  Dane.