The new book from Ian & Charity Rutter, Fly Fishing the Streams and Tailwaters of Southern Appalachia Southern Appalachia, is a magical place to fly fish. Streams and rivers brim with trout and flow through an incredibly beautiful landscape. Fly Fishing is about much more than catching trout. Articles and short stories bring the experience home and brilliant photographs take you there. Cast a fly into turbulent waters for native brookies high in the Smoky Mountains. Take the oars of a drift boat gliding down a big river. Be there for the excitement of the hatch. Rise Rings & Rhododendron captures the essence of fly fishing for trout in the mountain streams and large tailwater rivers of east Tennessee, western North Carolina, & north Georgia.
The book shows you these scenic waters they choose to call home. East Tennessee provides some of the most diverse trout fishing in the United States. Trout thrive in mountain streams, large rivers, and even lakes in the Smoky Mountain region. Our specialty is catching trout on fly and we welcome anglers of all skill levels. We can tailor a day of fly fishing for you.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest tracts of wild country in the eastern United States. Over 700 miles of cold, clean trout streams drain the Smokies' green slopes. Rainbow trout are common throughout the park and brown trout are present in many watersheds. Native brook trout, holdovers from the ice age, still swim in the highest elevation streams. These are wild trout streams and the fish are decorated with brilliant colors.
Larger trout and big rivers are only a short distance from our base in Townsend, Tennessee. The Holston, Clinch, and Tuckaseegee Rivers as well as Calderwood Lake provide superb habitat and grow good numbers of larger trout. We fish these rivers and lakes from our Hyde drift boat which puts anglers over bigger fish while providing a stable platform for up to two casters.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Ian & Charity Rutter are authorities on fly fishing and have produced numerous articles and books. Fly fishing is more than their chosen profession, it's their passion. Ian wrote Great Smoky Mountains Angler's Companion and Tennessee Trout Waters: A Blue Ribbon Guide, the most comprehensive fly fishing guides to the Smokies and Tennessee. Their latest book is Rise Rings & Rhododendron: Fly Fishing the Streams & Tailwaters of Southern Appalachia. Ian & Charity have also helped to produce a set of videos, Fly Fishing Eastern Freestone Streams. In addition to guiding in the Smokies, Ian & Charity host fly fishing trips to destinations including Montana and Belize.