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, December 28, 2012

The Time is Now

Now's the time for some great steelhead fishing on our Western North Carolina waters. Water levels in the tribs are up and the fish are making there move upstream. We have more rain coming throughout this weekend and that will only make it better. Water levels are high enough that we can do float trips on some of our select waters.
We have a favorite 8 mile, full day float that is possible as long as the water levels remain elevated. This trip involves floating and getting out to wade fish some of the larger runs. If interested, this is a great time to learn how to spey fish and swing tube flies for steelhead. If spey fishing is not your thing, you can do equally well with a single hand rod. You'll still be swinging big tube flies, so either method of delivery will work just fine.
These trips are available on a day trip basis. Our steelhead overnight camps will resume again in mid-January 2013. If interested, or for more information about this great winter fishery, give Steve a call. The time is now! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Another Great Year!

We would like to say "Thank You" to all of our friends (customers) for making this another great year at the shop. We truly appreciate your business and your support over the past few years. We are looking forward to a great 2013 season on the beautiful Hiwassee River. Everyone have a safe and happy holiday season!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Fish Porn

They can't all be steelhead...here's a little brown trout love!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Steel

Just another quick pic of some more steel. Like I've been saying, they are on the move. Great time to be swingin' flies in the mountains!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Got Steelhead?

After a couple of days getting some much needed rain our tribs are flowing at good levels once again. This increase in water levels means that our lake run steelhead population should be moving up on their annual runs. You still have time to do a quick fishing trip before the in-laws show up. Or maybe they fish too. If so, bring them along. It's hard to beat a day on the water swingin' flies!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Would like to congratulate my good friend Phil Croff on his latest business accomplishment. Phil owns a guide service in Michigan and also makes beautiful, custom wooden drift boats. He landed a deal with Orvis to make an exclusive Orvis edition drift boat. Check them out by clicking HERE. These are sweet...and functional as well. He makes a full line of wooden drifters and guides those skinny Michigan waters out of them. Check out his website by clicking HERE.
I had the pleasure of guiding him and his wife Trude last week when they were down on vacation. We spent the day fishing the Tellico DH and North River. Had a great time and can't wait to get up their way for some fishing. Phil specializes in fishing for big brown trout at night. He skates big, waking mouse patterns for these bruisers. See ya in August buddy!