News & Updates

Andrew Superfly 1Join us on Thursday October 10th from 5-7:00pm for the Superfly Happy Hour. 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.

Warm and dry weather is perpetuating summer here in East TN, with highs in the 90’s predicted at least until the first part of October. This has resulted in poor fishing for the mountains, but the TVA is still running plenty of water through the Clinch, Holston, and French Broad.

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This has been a good week for fishing. In short, we’re starting to enter the spawning time for brown trout. Fish are actively feeding, and they will soon be taking egg patterns. The Holston has been too hot for trout and will likely remain that way for a bit, but the smallmouth fishing has been pretty good on all the tailwaters.IMG 0622

 

It is super hot here in the Tennessee Valley. There have been a few low flow windows on the Clinch, like Tuesday morning where the water was off until 10 am. Fishing has been slow or hot depending on who you ask. Some of my more experienced friends are getting humbled, while some novices have gotten into their biggest fish ever. Be looking for to take advantage of these windows, and perhaps you’ll find your personal best while pressure is relatively low.Rainbow Trout

Flows have been a bit sporadic around East TN, but there have been some windows for those who are willing to act when an opportunity presents itself. The Clinch has been giving some wading windows in the morning, providing the possibility for some weekday/before work fishing. Since the generators are running at 6 to 7 in the morning, you should try to fish lower sections unless you’re looking to finish the morning early. Crystal midges and other small, bright midges have been producing. IMG 2521