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Customer Testimonials….

“Jeff, Thanks for a wonderful day that exceeded all our expectations.  We came home so excited, all agreeing that we learned more in the first hour than we had in all our time with other guides.  The netted fish, your easy way of being, and your patience and care were very much appreciated.  Lunch was great too!  Thanks again…..Melissa Malone, Greensboro, NC, Nan Henson , Teresa Hoyt , Atlanta, GA, on a March 31, 2012 NC Trip

Jeff,
Thank you again for 2 super, glorious days of fishing 🎣   You are a true professional guide, in every sense of the word.   You were a gracious, patient, attentive, and most accommodating host. Plus you taught me a lot.
I would highly recommend you and your services to anyone.  All the best, Kevin O’Connor , Charlottesville, VA, on his two day trip at Dunlap Creek private water and day two South Holston float trip May 12- 13, 2017

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 August 2018  FISHING REPORTS

8-1-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Scott Aaron, Miami , FL, TN tailwaters trip, we knew we were in for rain, perhaps a lot of it, and we’d originally planned to do some fishing in NC, just not possible with all the rain.  The past two weeks have been incredibly wet.  But as advertised all week, the tailwaters are fishing great…not “news’ at all.  Usually that way in summer.  I convinced Scott to head over to fish in TN and assured him he wouldn’t regret it.  We fished nymph rigs to start and caught a couple fish and had one large fish break off.  Large meaning 20″+ .  We saw a couple of fish rise, and I suggest to Scott we go ahead and try a dry as I can often get one to rise here even if there aren’t a lot of bugs on the water.  It was a great idea, and the next half hour about 15 nice browns all agreed.  We caught a bunch on dries before hitting another spot and doing essentially a repeat of the first spot.  Dry flies again and probably 15 more fish there, a mix of browns and rainbows.  At that point I lost count.  I forgot to mention it rained on and off heavily much of the time.  I was thinking to myself how many times folks cancel a trip or want to postpone and little do they know they just gave up or turned their back on a golden opportunity.  I mean even if there’s just a ‘chance of rain’ or storms.  Big mistake.  Summer fishing in the rain when you might otherwise have hot , humid, sunny conditions is a gift.  Folks who stay the course discover that, and often get into fishing they only dream of.  That is kind of like what the last several trips have been like.  Today was like that.  After already landing 30 or so, I think Scott came close to doubling that in the last 2 hours.  It was cast, drift, set the hook, land and release the fish, dry and redust the fly with Frogs Fanny, then redo.  It was like that about EVERY CAST for the last two hours.  Incredible.  I have two openings coming up, Sat 8/4 and  Tues 8/7 and similar fishing can be had for anyone interested.  I think Scott is a big believer in foul weather fishing now…..here are a few pics…

 

 

 

8-2-2018 FISHING REPORT– Guided Trip, Greg Bowers, Greensboro, NC, 2 anglers, NC mtns ppd flooding in the high country, although tailwaters are fishing great……hint hint hint

8-3 & 8-4 2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Ted Linczak, Summerville, SC, TN tailwaters, with the wet weather and rain we decided to float the South Holston on the 400 sluice, guessing it would be great.  It did not disappoint…..if the river stayed clear I knew we could have a few days to write home about….or epic to get straight to the point.  This is why I caution folks against cancelling because of less than perfect weather.  If you do that quite often you will give up what would have been an epic day.  That’s what we had….two of them.  Actually, all week has been like that.  Incredible dry fly fishing, best you will ever do.  Think of a day or maybe what you dream of, in terms of fishing and catching fish on the surface.  All week has been the best you could imagine.  Continues on, and will be this week too.  We caught a few nymph fishing early but quickly switched to dry flies as the bugs were pouring off.   We had two days of what could have been, if you wanted, all day dry fly fishing start to finish.  There were times there were hundreds, yes you read that correctly , hundreds of fish rising.  Think of having 25 to 50 fish rising all around within a 30 foot cast of the boat.  Ever experienced that?  Normal stuff right now if you know where to go.  And some large fish too.  On Friday we put roughly 150 fish in the boat.  On Saturday we put more than that.  I dare say, conservatively , we put close to 300 fish in the boat, some up to 20″ on dries.  We had rain on Friday, cloudy and sun mixed on Saturday.  Friday was cool, Saturday was hot.  But both days were great.  We got to sight fish to some nice fish, sight fish with dries to nice fish, and catch fish up to 20″ in inches of water.  Fished late both days and had good fishing and tons of risers right up til dark.  Not to fail to mention that Ted is a great angler, but the fishing was just beyond words.  I have two days open this week, Mon 8/6 and Tuesday 8/7 and if you want to get in on some fishing that one day will be “that day I’ll never forget when….” then this is your chance.  Not a fish story, not fluff, make me prove it.  Its great……Here are some pics…

 

 

 

 

8-7-2018 FISHING REPORT – 1/2 day morning trip on the Smith in nearby Bassett, VA, a haunt of mine for over 30 years and it was good…..we put about 30 or so in the net.  The terrestrial bite was great, mostly wild browns up to 12-13″ and three rainbows, one of which was 15″ and the fish of the day.  Most fish were caught on dead still flat water……my favorite when it comes to technical fishing….and that describes Smitty perfectly….technical.  Here are a few pics…

 

 

8-9-2018 through 8-19-2018 FISHING REPORT – will be away in WY, Idaho, MT

8-20-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Greg Bowers, Rick Pinto, Greensboro, NC, TN tailwaters float trip

8-21-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Jay Kyne, Raleigh, NC, TN tailwater float trip

8-22-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Brad Nations, Greensboro, NC, 2 anglers, Smallmouth

8-23-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available

8-24-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available 1/2 day

8-25-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available 1/2 day

8-27-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Larry Tomar, Greensboro, NC, TN tailwaters

8-28-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available

8-29-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available

8-30-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/available

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