Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Elkmont Trip

Campground Parking Lot at Elkmont
Rod and I decided to battle the Memorial Day crowds and venture into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and fish up above Elkmont.  We hiked about half way up Little River Trail and began fishing. 
It wasn't long until we each had hooked up
After picking up some fish, we ran into a fellow fisherman who recommended we hike on up and fish around the bridges.  This was about another two miles up the trail, but he ensured us it was worth the efforts. 
By the time we got up to the top of the trail we were quite tired, but determined to fish some of these fine looking waters.
Rodney at the Husky Gap Trail Sign.  Look tired?

Neither of us are too skilled when it comes to fishing the smokies.  We would definitely be considered "tailwater guys".  We were hoping to see some nice hatches, but it never happened.  All of the fish we caught were subsurface on nymphs and green weenies. 

Caught on a Weenie

Rodney after our long hike up Little River trail

Standing on the bridge of Little River Trail
All in all, we had a good time.  Weather was great, crowds weren't too terrible, and we were just happy to get out and enjoy the day in the solitude of the Smokies. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Check out these poppers from Fly Fish Food



I've never ventured into tying my own poppers, but I may have to give it a try this year.  I'm hearing that the small mouth bite is really hot right now and I'm itching to go.  In E. Tennessee we're blessed with some truly great small mouth waters near by and I don't have to travel all that far to get into some good action.  

Check out the Latest from S.C.O.F



I've really enjoyed SCOF since it debut in 2011.  This is the best zine in the business as far as I'm concerned and it just so happens to be centered out of the Southeast!

If you haven't already, check it out and give it a follow.  It's always full of knowledge and the southern culture fly fishing experience.

The Summer Issue looks to drop in July.