David Knapp Fly Fishing

Small stream brook trout in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fly fishing is one of the most rewarding ways to pursue game fish, and wild trout in pristine habitat are some of the most sought after species with the fly rod. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an angler’s dream with 800+ miles of trout water available for exploration. In the crystal clear streams, native southern Appalachian brook trout abound, having been restored to many miles of stream in the mid and upper elevations of the Smokies. Wild rainbow and brown trout dominate in lower elevation streams and the rainbows have even mixed in with brookies in some high elevation creeks. Whether you are an experienced angler looking for an introduction to fly fishing in the area or a beginner wanting to try out the sport of fly fishing for the first time, a day spent on the water with me will speed up the learning curve tremendously.

In addition to guided trips in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I also offer guided float or wade trips on the Caney Fork River for trout and on local smallmouth bass and musky streams. To learn more about guided trips, check out the guided fly fishing trip information page or visit the Trout Zone Anglers website.

If you are looking for a fishing report, you can find that on the Fishing Report Blog or you can head over to my main blog, the Trout Zone.