The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains


This updated book is an essential guide for anyone planning to fish the rivers, streams, and lakes in the great Smoky Mountains.

Make the most of your fly-fishing time in the Great Smoky Mountains

Brook, rainbow, and brown trout, as well as smallmouth bass, thrive in the crystal-clear streams, rivers, and lakes of the Great Smoky Mountains. But just because you know they’re there doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to find. If you want to land these hard-to-catch fish, as well as enjoy a fantastic experience in one of the most picturesque spots in the United States, you need this guide.

To fish like a pro, it’s best to go with the pros…and The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains lets you fish with two of the best. Don Kirk has been wading in these waters since he was a young man, and no one knows them better. Greg Ward, a native of Pigeon Forge, grew up angling the waters around Gatlinburg and has become an expert on fly-fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains. From these two experienced fisherman you’ll learn:

  • Where to find fish and why
  • Casting tactics and gear tips
  • Fly patterns
  • Details about trail access, fishing pressure and quality, species, and campsite availability for each of the 13 watersheds found within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • How the weather, seasons, and other factors will affect your angling success
  • How and where to fish the Great Smoky Mountains year-round

The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains will help you catch more fish and have more fun.

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Don Kirk, Greg Ward



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Illustration Notes

B&W photos, maps and art throughout

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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