Townsend, Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Welcome to the Fishing Report. This morning began with some blue sky showing through but now the clouds have moved in. The weather report is calling for a chance of rain today.

The Fly Tying Demo with Hugh Hartsell went well yesterday. We had a good crowd of people show up. If you have never come for one of these demos you should make the time. Even if you are only mildly interested in fly tying, you will learn lots of infomation about the flies they are tying and how to fish them. Coffee is free, the demo is FREE. Just come by and pull up a chair.

Fishing in the Smokies remains fairly good. Water levels are good but the water is very clear, making it easy to spook the wary trout. Water temps are cool too. The water this morning at the swinging bridge in Townsend was 48F. I saw a good amount of leaves collecting in the eddies. Leaves can be deceiving and slippery so be careful.
Early in the day nymphs will be your best choice. BH Prince, Copper John, BH Pheasant tail, etc. Sizes ranging from #12-#16. As the day warms I'd try some dry patterns like Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis or Stimulator.
The water is super clear so be stealthy. If the rain does actually come and the water begins to change to off color, try some big rubber legged anything.

Byron will be back to write the Report tomorrow. Have a great day and thank you for being here with us.

Daniel Drake
November 14, 2010



Our fly tying classes are starting Saturday November 20th.  The first one is a beginner school.  To sign up just call the shop at 877-448-3474.  Daniel is posting the dates on our website today in the Schools Section.  The fly tying class schedule follows:

Saturday November 20 – Beginner Fly Tying
Saturday December 4 – Intermediate Fly Tying
Saturday January 8 – Beginner Fly Tying
Saturday January 15 – Intermediate Fly Tying
Saturday January 22 – Advanced Fly Tying
Saturday February 5 – Beginner Fly Tying
Saturday February 19 – Intermediate Fly Tying
Saturday February 26 – Advanced Fly Tying


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