Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I just finished a stretch of guiding 4 full day trips in a row and haven't even logged on in a while.
The fishing has been off the hook all year. The fish are everywhere and they are hungry! This is the best fishing that we have seen on the Hi in about 5 years. Water temps are perfect and we have an abundance of insect activity, especially in the evenings. The river has and is recovering nicely from the previous drought years we have had.
The sulphurs have pretty much played out. We still spot a few now and then, but the trout are not responding to them at all. The isonychias are just around the corner and should become very important any day now. The BWO's and parachute adams flies have been the top dry fly choices lately. Zug bugs and Arkansas red butts have done the job for our sub-surface fishing. They have been taking them on the dead drift and on the swing, so don't be afraid to mix it up a little. They will let you know which presentation they prefer.... Quickly!
Until next time, good luck and be safe out there.
Hiwassee Angler is the only full service fly shop in the area. We are located in the heart of some of the best fly fishing that East TN has to offer. We offer guided fly fishing for trout, smallmouth bass and striper. We also offer fly fishing classes. Visit our website by clicking HERE.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
We have finally gotten our fly tying section set-up in the shop. We have a decent selection of materials right now and are planning on adding to it in the near future. As you know, there is a vast array of tying materials out there, and we can't stock everything all at once. If you come in and don't find what you need, feel free to let us know and we will try to get it in stock. That's one way that we are planning on adding to our inventory. So come on by and check it out.
Moe's Southwestern Grill is now setting up at the shop on weekends with their catering service. They started last week and will continue to set-up every weekend through Labor Day. This has been a big hit with everyone on the river. Nothing like a big burrito or taco after getting off the water, since you are usually starving after a long day of fishing or floating the river. Not alot of choices around here when it comes to food. That's one of the reasons it is such a big hit. Not to mention that the food is great! Come on by and check it out!