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Tagged With: Smoky Mountains

Cataloochie

Forest and Light Cataloochie, your forest dense and deep, cold, racing water patiently sculpts mossy stone,   air scented with evergreen and trout,   black bear, curious, watches the angling symphony I conduct with my Iwana.   A hawk’s scream distracts  from the brookie’s strike, and the dim forest suddenly darker.   A detonation of thunder, the deluge begins. … Continue reading »

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“Rise Rings & Rhododendrons”

Fly angling, of course, is a pastime of endless variety, whether you fish tenkara or not.  Even tenkara, as we’ve discovered, has many “colors.”  But, if you are a tenkarafisher, I’d venture to guess that you are, like me, perhaps primarily a small stream angler.  As stalkers of small water, we recalibrate our expectations regarding … Continue reading »

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Guides

Smoky MountainTenkara Water I’m not a wealthy guy.  In the dozen-or-so years that I have been fly fishing, I have hired a guide on three occasions.  Frank was my first, a mature guy about my age, who guided my wife and me on the Roaring river in Rocky Mountain National Park. Frank guided out of Estes Angler … Continue reading »

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