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Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Guided fly fishing trips on the Little Tennessee River.  Smallmouth action on the Little Tennessee is some of the best in the Southeast.  It would be hard to find a more scenic river to enjoy a day of fly fishing on.  It is not uncommon to have high catch rates as well hook into a few lunker bass.  We have had clients catch 30-40 bass including 5-6 pound smallies in this stretch of river.  The Little T. is a very warm river so there are not many trout found here but you will find plenty of smallmouth, largemouth, catfish, carp and redhorse.  Hot flies include:  Olive Buggers #4-#10, Wiggle Minnows (White, Black or Fire Tiger), Zonkers #6-#10 (Olive, Black, Brown), Crayfish #4-#8 Brown, Olive or Orange, Various Poppers and Olive or Blue Damselflies.  6-7wt rods with floating bass lines or sink-tip lines are a must.  To find the best success on this stream fish between late April into mid to late October.

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Smallmouth Fly Fishing in North Carolina

The river can be accessed via Hwy 28 between Franklin and Bryson City and also on Needmore Rd. just off of Hwy 74 between Nantahala and Bryson City.  The river is fairly easy to wade and can also be fished from a drift boat, raft or canoe.  We have been guiding on this river for over 8 years now and become more and more impressed with the smallmouth here every year.

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Robert with a nice smallmouth taken on a #4 White Wiggle Minnow

Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service offers both wade and float trips on this section of river.

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Smallmouth Fly Fishing in North Carolina with Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service. 828-587-4665

 

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Fly Fishing the Little Tennessee River

Smallmouth Fly Fishing in North Carolina.

 

 

To book a trip please email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com or call us at 828-587-4665


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