On this week’s podcast, 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year Patrick Fulkrod gives us a very full accounting of fly-fishing on the tailwaters of east Tennessee, specifically the Watauga and South Holston rivers. He spills some of his secrets on hatches, seasons, water levels, and special techniques.
In the Fly Box, we have questions on trimming hackle for dry flies, hackles to use on saltwater flies, how to set the hook on downstream fish, what to do on an unfamiliar river, cranefly larvae, how to fish nymphs for cutthroats in over 15 feet of water in a river (my advice: don’t), and finally how you can lose weight and get in better shape by listening to the podcast.
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5 thoughts on “Podcast: Fishing the Tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee with Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year”
Tom, Great Podcast with Patrick I really enjoyed it. I’ve been lucky to have fished both TN tail waters with Patrick and as a result have had some tremendous days on the water; great fishing and even better fellowship. In my opinion both the fishing and Patrick’s guiding are best in class.
Love the Podcasts. Keep them coming. Especially enjoying the older episodes. Perhaps a show on the Delaware River System. West Branch, East Branch, Big D, and Beaverkill. I have been going there for years and it is a real challenge and any information would be great. Keep up the good work.
Really enjoyed this podcast and the location specific information. Would love more information about specific fly patterns that work on those waters. Thanks to Tom and Orvis . Please Keep more guide/location podcasts like this coming in the future!
I’ve listened to every podcast but really enjoyed this one. I look forward to hearing more of this style. My time on the water is limited and I feel like this walked me through an imaginary day or a season in SE Tn.
Love the podcast! Keep up the good work!