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.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Demo Raft For Sale

Outcast PAC1400 raft with fishing frame. 2 months old and been on the water 6 times. Like new condition. This was a new demo that we have for 60 days and then we can sell below retail value. Priced at $4,500 including tax. Casting platforms front and back, self bailing floor, anchor system. 10 year warranty included. Call Steve at (423) 519-6081.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer on the Hi

Just a quick report to keep some of our customers up to date and informed on the conditions of the river. We have several that spend lots of time on the river during the summer months. When they can't make it in for weeks at a time they call to keep up to date. This time I thought I would save them a call and post some info here.
The fishing has been great all year long and the water temps have remained in the 50's. This is impressive given the run of scorching hot days that we've had recently.
We are all pleased with the results of the first ever Delayed Harvest season that began last year. This is a special regulation season consisting of artificial only and catch and release only through the winter months. This gives the fish time to grow and to disperse before the harvesting begins in the spring. It seems to have worked very well. The fishing this year has been very good by all accounts. We like to think that it helped and did exactly as planned.
The fly shop is having its best year ever. We've been very busy all season and have added a few new items to our inventory. We now carry Outcast fishing rafts and pontoons. We also added Waterworks-Lamson reels. We're very pleased to offer these new products as they are both known to be top-shelf gear in the fly fishing world.
The cabin rental business has also been in full swing. We continue to have repeat customers that stay with us each and every year. We truly appreciate their business. As anyone in this industry can tell you, repeat customers are a great way to gauge how well you are doing in providing your services that you offer. After all, if they're not pleased, they won't be back.
The guide service has continued to be very busy again this season. We've added a new guide and also added several destinations to choose from. We're always striving to add new waters, and this season we've added some rivers in GA and NC to the mix. These are great smallmouth trips, and some even hold very nice trout. Our TN waters have been producing well this year, especially when you consider the hot, dry summer that we've been having. Most of our waters that we guide on are tailwaters. This really helps keep the temps and water levels in a fishable condition. Some of the freestone streams have really been hit hard by the dry conditions. The freestone trout have a rough life at times. We give them a break during these conditions. The last thing they need is to be stressed out in hot, low water streams.
The striper run is in full force again. They continue to be a very popular target species on the Hi. They are also very good to eat. Surprisingly good in fact. It also comes with a bonus knowing that he can't eat any more trout if you're eating him. It's a win-win for everyone, except for the striper of course.
Well, I guess that's about it for the update. I can't think of any more breaking news from our little part of the world. Cindy, Mark and Johnny...hope that gets you guys caught up. It's good to hear from you and thanks for keeping in touch. I know you can't get to the Hi as often as you would like to. Hope this little fix will help and look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Cheers!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Clinch River Brown

Rocky, our Clinch River expert, had a client nail a big brown on a guide trip today. It measured 21" and weighed just over 3.5 pounds. Good job guys!
Give us a call to book your Clinch River trip today!