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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Been Awhile

Well folks, I know it's been awhile since I have posted anything. With the holidays upon us my plate has been pretty full. I've got a little time today so I thought I would write a quick update on how things are going around here.
The weather has been so-so for the past few weeks. We have had snow and alot of rainy days. That can be good though. It helps our water levels and our water table levels which provides a good outlook for spring fishing conditions. It also provides some good overcast days for fishing the DH waters and for stalking the post-spawn brown trout. All of these are good things.
The fishing has remained good so far this winter. The Hiwassee is in the process of having a small shad kill right now, which means that a white woolly bugger can bring a few fat fish to hand. The midge fishing and nymph dredging is still producing good fish on our Tellico and Nantahala DH waters. The fish are there and they are hungry, the hard part is finding the time to go with all the other things going on this time of year.
Well, as promised, there's a quick update on how our world is going. Hope everyone has a good Christmas and enjoys the holiday season that is upon us right now. Hope to see you back on the water again soon.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great Southern Fishing Show

We are going to have a booth at the Great Southern Fishing Show held at the North Atlanta Trade Center. The event will be held Feb. 19-20, 2011 and will have featured speakers, casting demos and even a trout pond for the kids. This is not a fly fishing show, it is a fishing show. So no matter how you like to fish, you are sure to find something that will interest you at the show. It is going to be inside a huge building with several booths and vendors set-up to display their products and to talk fishing. If you go, be sure and stop by our booth. Hope to see you there.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good Day at the Shop

Yesterday we had a couple of guys come into the shop to try out some fly rods. We had snow flurries off and on all day, 20 mph winds and temps in the mid 30's. One was looking for a Helios rod and the other guy wanted to try a Winston. They asked if they could take them to the water to see how well they roll casted. That was fine with us, so they headed across our yard on their way down to the river. They came back telling us how much they liked the rods and also told us they had caught a few trout each right around the bridge.
It was a good day for everybody. They got their fishing fix in and we sold a couple of premium rods. And of course we all enjoyed watching it snow.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Hours

Effective December 5, 2010 we will only be open from 8am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Not enough business around here in the winter to stay open through the week. We will still continue to do our guided trips 7 days a week, so you can still contact Steve for any info. on these.