Townsend, Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Welcome to the Fishing Report. It is another beautiful day in the Smokies. The sky is cloudless and the air is still cool. They are calling for 9o degrees today in the Knoxville area. Summer is making a last stand.

Lots of people read the Fishing Report yesterday. I guess nobody wanted to jump right into work on a Monday morning. Hopefully my rambling started your week off well.

No news from the Begley's. Atleast the weather is nice for them this time around. Usually when they make plans to go fishing some big weather event crops up. The lack of calls must mean that they trust us to keep the doors open while they are away.

Gerry Romer stopped in yesterday. He was on his way back from fishing the Park. He said that as he was headed up here yesterday he got a call from a friend that asked him what where he was headed. Saying "the Park", the friend told him he should have been on the Clinch cause it was on fire. Oh well. Once you commit to a plan you have to follow it through.

Fishing has really been picking up all around the area. Water temps are pretty good. Water levels in the mountains are still low but that just means the trout have fewer places to hide. Just be stealthy. Dry flies have been doing well in the mountains. I would stick to smaller sizes unless you are going to be using a dropper. Nymphs, as always have been doing well also.

I spoke with Kent Edmonds this morning. He is our Temple Fork sales rep. He was telling me about the new Temple Fork BVK series of rods.
From the website... "A finely tuned instrument - lightweight and highly responsive. That's what experts are saying about our new BVK series of fly rods. Engineered to the highest performance standards, the BVK utilizes new materials that dramatically reduce weight while creating an aggressive blend of power and strength. The result is amazing performance and an incredible price.
BVK rods are fast action rods designed to excel in Presentation and Distance. The rich translucent olive blanks are topped with matching braided carbon fiber reel seats, REC recoil stripping guides, ultra lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides and flor grade grips that are comfortably contoured and uniquely contrasted. Available in 3 - 10 weight.
We haven't gotten to cast them yet but they are supposed to be great rods. I'm going to order a 9' 5wt, 9' 6wt and 9' 8wt to start. Kent was saying they should be available at the first part of October. They will sell for $224.95 for 6wt and smaller and $249.95 for the 7wt through 10wt.

Lots of ordering to do today. Fill-ins and then Preseason orders for next year. Fun times. Have a great day.  Thanks for reading the Fishing report!

Daniel Drake
September 21, 2010

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