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fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
October South Holston River Report(click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
October 2018 Bass Fishing (click it)

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South Holston River June Report(click it)

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More May 2018 Bass Fishing (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
May 2018 Bass Fishing (click it)

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Goodby April on the South Holston River (click it)

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April (Not) Fools: Watauga River (click it)

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Later in March, Watauga River (click it)

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March Madness, Watauga River (click it)

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March 2 on the South Holston River (click it)

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December on South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
November on South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
November on South Holston River (click it)

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Browns on Baetis--Watauga River (click it)

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Beasts on Baetis--South Holston River (click it)

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November 1 on the South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
October on the South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
October on the South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
October on the South Holston River (click it)

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Knox Vinson on the South Holston River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the South Holston River
August on the South Holston River (click it)

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July Stripers on the Watauga River(click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
July Bass Fishing (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
Stripers on the Watauga River(click it)

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South Holston River Father's Day(click it)

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Watauga River Grand Slam!(click it)

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June 7 on the Watauga River (click it)

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South Holston River Report (click it)

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April 14 on the Watauga River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
Catch the hatch on the Watauga River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
April Caddis on the Watauga River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
March 12 on the Watauga River (click it)

fly fishing guides on the Watauga River
More March Madness on the Watauga River!! (click it)

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March Madness Arrives!! (click it)

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February Fishing, 2017 (click it)

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Happy New Year!! (click it)

 

 

 

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A Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Debbie Griffith hefting a real hog of a smallmouth bass, July 19, 2010 (click to enlarge)

Debbie Griffith discovered Altamont Anglers when she moved to Asheville for a position at UNCA, carrying in her pocket a gift certificate for some fly fishing with us, courtesy of the co-workers she left behind at NC State. Since her first float trip with AA guide Teo Whitlock, she's become a regular occupant of the front of the boat.

She treated her friend, Denise Bruner--a constant threat to the redfish near her home in Tampa, FL--to a day of chasing their Appalachian cousins, the smallmouth bass, on Monday, July 19.

Debbie, Denise and their guide, Teo, endured a morning of drenching rain, bravely fishing through the downpour and being rewarded with some monster smallies!

You can see by clicking the pictures that follow how Debbie and Denise reaped the reward for toughing out the morning rain--afternoon sun and a beautiful day in East Tennesse.

The next day Debbie, Denise and Teo tackled the Sulphur hatch on the South Holston River, for some excellent dry fly fishing.

 

 

 

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Denise Bruner braves the rain for a nice smallmouth bass

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Debbie Griffith in epic battle with a smallmouth bass

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Teo and Debbie enjoy the moment (bass, not so much)

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Denise and a smallie enjoy the emerging sunshine

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
After the rain, the day is pretty as a postcard

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Guide in the mist: morning on the South Holston River

a Pigeon River smallmouth bass
Waiting for the water to arrive...

a South Holston River brown trout
With the water came the Sulphurs: A South Holston River brown trout, 7/20/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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