Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Guide

“One of the South’s Best Fishing Guides” – Garden & Gun Magazine

2019, 2017, 2016 & 2015 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year Finalist

TU Business LogoA service and instruction oriented Smoky Mountain fly fishing guide with nearly 30 years in the business. A former member of the Orvis Endorsed Guide program, recommended guide by Little River Outfitters fly shop in Townsend and proud Trout Unlimited business member. Check out past reviews that were listed on the Orvis website or more recent Google Reviews to see what others have said.


The location of my guide service is in the heart of East Tennessee. Fisheries are near Knoxville, Maryville, Townsend, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well as much of Western North Carolina.  The area abounds with seemingly endless coldwater and warmwater opportunities. Great Smoky Mountains National is my main destination, boasting nearly 800 miles of fishable water. Cherokee National Forest borders the park to the south and north and the Tennessee and Clinch River systems are within an hour.


Book your trip online! I am a one man show and spend nearly every day on the water, so I can be difficult to reach. But that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to schedule a trip. No need to spend hours and days playing phone tag… You can book your trip or simply access my calendar to check availability 24/7 by clicking  any “Book Your Trip” button located on every page in the main menu.

Questions? Chances are you’ll find the answers on this site. If not, shoot me an email or give me a call and I’ll respond as soon as I possibly can!


A resource that’s the best place to be when you can’t be on the water! The Journal is my blog page where you’ll find a number of helpful articles – from techniques, gear and fly patterns to the occasional story or rambling about the sport I am so passionate about. All articles are archived and can be perused by category or you can search for a specific topic.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just wait… I typically add at least three new articles a month.  Better yet, email me the topic you’re interested in and I’ll try to address it in a future article!

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