View Full Version : Looking for advice on a guided trip

11-11-2009, 08:11 PM
I was looking at trying to take my father-in-law on a guided fly fishing trip this weekend. I was hoping maybe the clinch but with the flows there I did not know if that would be a viable option. I would like a drift boat trip but am open to wading. If anybody has any recommendations on a guide I would greatly appreciate it. Any recommendations on a river that may be fishing well this time of year would also be greatly appreciated. I look forward to any information or help you fine people have to offer me.
Thanks, Brian

11-11-2009, 08:15 PM
Hugh Harstell has a good reputation. He is a forum member and can be found at the following link:

11-11-2009, 08:26 PM
I think Mr. Hartsell said he's only doing wade trips these days, but I could be wrong.

11-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Mr. Hartsell is very highly recommended. If I mispelled the name please forgive me. I have fished the mountains for years and the Hiwassee but I plan on hiring him this year just to get some of his knowledge. I also believe Walter Babb is guiding also, youi could check with LRO.

11-11-2009, 08:40 PM
You spell his name correctly. My fingers cannot keep up with my brain, and letters pop up in strange places in a word.

11-11-2009, 09:30 PM
the clinch is most likely will be generation, they have aready been running 2 gen's, with over 2in. of rain yesterday i would not count on it being fishable, drift or wading

11-13-2009, 07:45 AM
There is only one guide to call in this area, Mike Bone (865) 494-0972.

11-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Thanks to all who responded. I really appreciate the help and I am going to look in to a trip.

11-13-2009, 10:34 AM
Ian Rutter and Tim Doyle are great guides on the mountain streams and tailwaters as well. I see them frequently on the Nances Ferry area of the Holston River.


11-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Ian Rutter is a very good guide.