News & Updates

IMG 0412Low and behold, despite it all, Spring has finally arrived here in East Tennessee and miracle upon miracle it looks as if TVA is finally going to turn off the tap on most if not all of East Tennessee's tailwaters sooner rather than later. As of this writing, Douglas, Cherokee, and Norris are all showing greatly reduced flows beginning tomorrow (Thursday). Norris is showing a predicted outflow of 4,350 cfs on Thursday and 3,410 cfs on Friday. That's not a ton of consolation for the wading angler given that it likely means a sustained one generator flow each day, but it is a start. It is considerable consolation for the guides and fly shop owners in and around the area, I can assure you of that!

Webp.net resizeimage 15Brett, Andrew, and I were able to sneak away to the mountains on Monday and Tuesday for a little camping and fishing trip. Last week was lights out in the GSMNP streams with warm temps, active fish, and bugs galore. Our outing this week was a bit colder but we were able to get some great fish to the net fishing a variety of techniques.

Ian CharityJoin us on Thursday March 28th from 5 to 7:00 pm for the Superfly Happy Hour with Ian & Charity Rutter of R & R Fly Fishing. Happy Hour is a chance to learn, listen, and lie with your friends new and old. Tie flies, talk fishing and throw a few cold ones back. Every week we will have a special guest, we provide the beer and you can provide the lies and ask the questions. All tying materials are 20% off for the evening. Join us for a few hours of fun and friendship, everyone is welcome.

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Are you suffering from severe cabin fever like the rest of us? Have you tied hundreds of flies over the last few weeks to the point where your vice no longer offers solace from your fishless depression? We have a cure for your woes. Your relief comes in the form of small streams and hungry wild fish eating dry flies in the GSMNP. 

IMG 0129Join us on Thursday March 14th from 5 to 7:00 pm for the Superfly Happy Hour with Capt. John Smolko. Superfly Happy Hour is a chance to learn, listen, and lie with your friends new and old. Tie flies, talk fishing and throw a few cold ones back. Every week we will have a special guest, we provide the beer and you can provide the lies and ask the questions. All tying materials are 20% off for the evening. Join us for a few hours of fun and friendship, everyone is welcome.