Tag Archives: tennessee fly fishing

Photos and Story from Hardly, Strictly Musky 2018

Written by: Seth Walker


Musky Dave shows off the fruits of all his labor, a 35-inch fly-caught musky.
Photos by Seth Walker

Each spring, a group of outcast fly fishermen gather in the hills of Tennessee for the annual Hardly, Strictly Musky fly-fishing tournament put on by Todd Gregory, owner of Towee Boats. It is not . . .

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Photo Essay: Dropping in for a Little Kayak Fly-Fishing


Written by: Phil Monahan

Damon gets ready to take the plunge into a fishing hole.
Photos courtesy Jackson Kayak

Former Trout Bum of the Week Damon Bungard is the product manager at Jackson Kayak, and he sent in these great images that highlight the versatility of the company’s new crossover. . .

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Top 10 Winter Flies for Western North Carolina and East Tennessee

Written by: Brown Hobson, Brown Trout Fly Fishing


This winter rainbow came from the Wautauga River.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

Winter fishing in the Southeast isn’t what it is in the rest of the country. We are blessed with average lows in the high 20s and average highs in the upper 40s. That still puts average water. . .

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Photos: Brown Trout and Orange Dogs on the Watauga

Written by: Ed Felker, Dispatches from the Potomac


There were no monsters on the day, but the browns were healthy and beautiful.
Photo by Ed Felker

During the planning phase of this trip, which started over eight months ago, I knew I wanted to fish with veteran guide Patrick Fulkrod. Patrick was named the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year and has worked hard to earn the reputation as “The Man” in the area of Tennessee’s. . .

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Podcast: Fishing the Tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee with Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year


Written by: Phil Monahan



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. . .

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Tiny Flies for Big Browns on the South Holston

Written by: Trey Oliver, Fishing Manager Orvis Charlotte


Mary Griffin shows off her 22-inch South Holsten brown, caught on a size 22 midge imitation.
All photos by Trey Oliver

It seems that streamers are all the rage these days—and let me preface this by saying I love fishing meaty flies—especially with all the cool patterns out there now! What’s not to love about tossing a 6-inch fly into the unknown with the anticipation that a. . .

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