Fly Fishing Basics Photo by Steve Yocom Photography

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing or Fly Fishing in the Smokies is one of the best spots in the county to fly fish and catch trout. Fly Fishing is the ideal sport for those who love to be outdoors in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains. Not to mention that the various creeks and streams are known worldwide as some of the best fishing in the world.

The Blue Ridge Mountains have ponds, creeks, streams rivers and lakes that are full of fish, and main Trout – including Brown Trout, Brook Trout, and the every famous Rainbow Trout.

Creeks, streams and rivers in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia contain a mixture of both wild and stocked trout. Stocked trout are easy to catch early in the season, but get progressively more difficult as the season progresses. Stocked Trout are also larger than wild trout. Wild Trout are the true catch, as they are smaller and far more difficult to catch.

While fishing, you’ll encounter both expert fly fishers, and also tons of beginners. You’ll also often be the subject of tourists watching you and taking photos. We’ve met some really nice folks this way from all around the world.

We’ll warn you though – Once you’ve been out flying fishing the Blue Ridge a few times, you’ll be addicted. You can’t get wait to get back on those waters again, and you’ll think and dream about catching those big Trout!

Below you’ll find all of our Fly Fishing articles including: Fly Fishing Basics, trip reports, highlights of the best places to fly fish, recommended gear and reviews, and much more!

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Line – The Basics

Let's face the facts, fly fishing looks easy, but once you get start to getting into the details, it can get a a big complicated.  A perfect example of this is fly fishing line.  Ever been to your local fly fishing store and browsed the wall ...
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Fly Fishing Flies – The Three Types

Fly fishing flies are one of the most important parts of your fly fishing gear.  The Fly is what the fish ultimately sees, and determines whether the fish bites or not. If you've visited your local fly fishing store or browsed around online, you'll ...
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Barbless hooks vs. Barbed hooks – A Comparative Analysis

Fly Fishing is a very popular hobby and for some a profession. Though, it might look easy, fly fishing requires both skill and experience.  Fly fishing also takes a good amount of patience to catch a fish, although you do stay more active ...
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Fly Fishing Leaders and Tippets

The fly fishing leaders and tippets along with the flies are the three most  important parts in fly fishing. Presentation of the fly on the water plays an important role in fly fishing. Fly fishing line come in a variety of colors, from plain ...
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Fly Fishing for Beginners – A Complete Guide

So you want to learn to fly fish?  Wonderful!  Fly fishing is an fun and amazing sport and hobby.  It gets you up close and personal with the serenity and peace of nature, yet provides the sporting challenge of out smarting the fish. Fly fishing ...
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What is Fly Fishing?

Fly Fishing is a technique for catching fish where the bait (often looking like a fly) is presented on the top of the water for fish.  The technique is designed to appear to the fish as if a bug or invertebrate has landed on the top of the water or ...
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How to fly fish

Fly fishing is a popular and relaxing sport that brings together a number of very attractive and fun aspects.   While the goal is certainly to catch a fish, and of course "the big one".  There are many other interesting and challenging aspects to fly ...
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