Thursday, March 31, 2005

New Fishing report added - South Holston River, TN

Jeff Paisley, a contributor to has provided an updated fishing report from the South Holston River in Tennessee. He and a friend fished it this past weekend and from the sounds of it had a great day on the water. (Note to self - must type on computer less and fish more.) Be sure and check it out at has a great deal on SOSpenders. SOSpenders are great for a day on your favorite tail water or on your personal watercraft. If you fall in the water all you have to do is pull the yellow tab and a CO2 powerlet inflates them. They allow you to be very comfortable while giving you the safety of wearing a life jacket. These usually run $69 but Overstock hase them on sale for $34.99. Click here to buy them at!

Note: When you get to the Overstock website through the link above look under Sports Gear and Equipment and then under Hunting and Fishing Equipment.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Fishing Reports Added - Watauga and South Holston Rivers

New fishing reports have been added to the for the Watauga and South Holston Rivers courtesy of the good folks at Appalachian Angler Fly Shop and Guide Service. Be sure to visit our site and check out this great information.

If you fish don't be selfish, send us a report by filling out the form at

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Cheap Florocarbon Tippet

Trout fishermen take note. I am always on the look out for good deals for you. Cabela's has Airflo Sightfree Fluorocarbon Tippet on sale for 4.99 per 50 meter spool. A quick internet search shows this stuff going for anwhere from $9.99 to $24.99 on some sites. Act quick though - all that is left is the 7x (perfect for the angler in search of wild trout)

New fishing report added

A new (and the first) fishing report has been added at Jay Moore: Manager of The Contractor Yard of Nashville, TN and fly angler on his days off, recently had a great day on the Duck River in Normandy, TN. Visit the website to read about it.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Back from the Beach

I just returned from Easter weekend at my parent's beach house in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Part of the reason that it is so relaxing is that there is no internet or phone there. Thus the lack of posts to the blog. I did take some time to scope out some possible areas for fly fishing that are off the beaten path(read as: the ones between the house and the outlet mall my wife shopped at) and visited the fly shop at the Bass Pro Shop there. The fly shop is small but the possibilities for fishing look good. Fly fishing at Myrtle Beach seems to be just starting to take off.
Be sure and visit the fishing reports page of the web site A co-worker and fellow fly fisherman just posted news about his recent trip to the Duck River in Normandy, TN. From the sound of it I must find a reason to visit there for a fishing trip soon.

Remember if you fish, take some time to visit the site and fill out a fishing report.


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Cabela's has an pretty good deal on a Creek Company ODC Sport Boat (Personal Pontoon boat) at $174.99. It has 840 denier nylon pontoon covers. I noticed that it does not have the anchor pulley on the back and the pontoons are not very turned up on the ends so this boat is for pretty calm water. For a very interesting look at the things you need to consider before you buy one of these boats, see this months article by Jeff Paisley in the review section of

As of 12:01 am this morning is live on the web!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Cortland Line Factory Store has a good deal on an eight foot, five piece, Premium Scout fly rod in 5/6 weight with a rod bag for $54.95. The first non-Eagle Claw fly rod I ever had was a Courtland and I still fish with it. (Link)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Fly Fishing Lawyer

I just watched the movie "Anatomy of A Murder" starring Jimmy Stewart. In the movie Jimmy plays a fly fishing country lawyer who seems to tie flies during trials and has a fridge full of fish. The movie has an all star cast including George C. Scott. In addition to the flies, a woman's under garment figures prominently.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Monster Garage Fly Fishing Style

Ok the raft arrived and I unpacked it and spread it out on the lawn. It made the neighbors ask lots of questions since the nearest lake is about 5 miles away from my neighborhood. I told them I was making ready for the coming floods. I am not sure they get my sense of humor yet. Seriously though, looks like a good boat for our purposes. I think the next order of business will be a good high volume pump. My lungs hurt! Paisley is looking into using conduit for the material for a rowing frame. Maybe we can have this thing on the water someday.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

I found an interesting web site that offers a free demo of a fly fishing simulation. It looks pretty complex and includes matching the hatch etc. I am going to probably give it a try. It looks like fun ...well as much fun as you can have with a mouse.... (Link)

Friday, March 18, 2005

My fishing buddy Paisley and I just purchased a used 11' 6" Achilles RS116 white water raft that we found on Ebay. It was recently retired from running the Upper Delaware River. Our intentions are to turn it into a boat we can use to fish the Watauga River tail water in Tennessee. To do this we are going to have to build a rowing frame and etc. We are planning a series of articles outlining its transformation for the magazine site. Kind of like a Monster Garage for fly fishermen...


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