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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bamboo Weekend!

Hiwassee Angler is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a Bamboo Weekend here at the shop next year. This event will be held in conjunction with Stout Bamboo Rod Works during the weekend of May 31 - June 2, 2013. We will have Brian Stout, owner of Stout Bamboo Rod Works, on site for the entire weekend to answer questions and to showcase his work. He is truly one of the best at his craft and his work can be seen by clicking HERE.
This weekend will be all about bamboo. Feel free to bring your own bamboo rods to showcase as well. We'll have plenty of room for casting and for BS'ing with fellow bamboo enthusiasts. We will also be booking guided trips for this weekend so you can get out on a drift boat and experience one of the best dry fly rivers in the South. Only thing better than catching trout on a dry fly is to add a fine bamboo rod to the equation!
Make plans to attend this event if at all possible. We are currently taking bookings for cabins and guided drift boat trips, but the event is open to everyone. This will be one of the best times ever to have a true craftsman answer any questions that you may have about bamboo rods. It may also be one of the few times in your life that you'll have the opportunity to cast an actual piece of art. See ya then!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Striper Landed

Watched this young man land this striper at the steps today. It towed him approximately 100 yards down river in his kayak before he could get it landed. Good job!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fishing Report

Fishing continues to be great on the Hi. Water temp. 59 degrees and fish continue to look up. Still catching good fish on Isonychia dry and emerger patterns. Have a few sulphurs still hanging around. Haven't tried any nymphing or streamers in a while. They would definitely work though, if you would rather fish them instead of dries. Still catching fish on the dead drift and on the swing. Not very hard to get a tug on the line this time of year. Especially with the water temps remaining in the perfect range throughout the whole summer. All you have to do is to get on the water. The fish will eat. Enjoy!