Thursday, June 19, 2008

hiwassee on fly














i wanted to learn a bit about the tennessee fly fishing scene so a friend and local pro, bill stiles, was kind enough to take me over to the hiwassee river to show me a few honey holes. didnt catch anything huge but we had good numbers. mostly rainbows with a few small browns mixed in. the scenery was absolutely beautiful. very different from the nantahala which is beautiful in a whole different way. we drifted dry flies over thick submerged grass that grows when the generators are off and the river is low. something that ive never done before and adds a bright green to the water that is wonderful for pictures. i broke my fly rod (thankfully bill had a spare) and got stung by a yellow jacket but beside those mishaps i had an awesome time. big thanks to bill for letting me tag along and sharing his local knowledge. cant wait till december when we will be back up.

11 comments:

littlehigg said...

yo so what camra are you using to take such good looking picks?

vanckirby said...

it is a little canon powershot sd630 elph. small and very easy to carry.

i will be putting up a pic of your dad in a few days

Vince said...

cannon, did you ever wonder if there is some attempt at divine communication w/ all the stolen and broken fishing equipment?

nice looking river. looks toady.

littlehigg said...

cool iv got an olympius 720. but i cant get my pic to come out as nice. we need to get together so you can teach me a thing or to.

littlehigg said...

cool iv got an olympius 720. but i cant get my pic to come out as nice. we need to get together so you can teach me a thing or to.

Steve Dobson said...

What a spot! And, what great pictures.
I got rained out today, driven away by the flashes and thunder, but the summer salmon are starting to run so it's only a matter of a few thousand casts now...

cheers,
Steve

Bill Stiles said...

Love the pics, and most of all the chance to fish with you. Looking forward to December.

One of your photos perfectly illustrates a blog I posted this morning at billstiles.blogspot.com. Thanks for letting me use it.

If you'll email those pictures, I'm going to print a few of them up--especially that self portrait of the old man and the river.

Bill

Lesley said...

Cannon - these shots are gorgeous. It was wonderful to see you and your family this trip home - my only regret was not making it fishing with you and Dad, so in December I am in.

Shawn K. Wayment, DVM said...

Van...love your blog. I enjoy reading your posts!

Floridabassman1 said...

maybe im just a dumb florida angler, but could there be bass in that river with the eelgrass looking stuff?

vanckirby said...

floridabassman, glad you stopped by. i checked out your blog and ill add it to my links. way 2 go on some nice fish!

ive been told that there are small mouth bass in there but i havent seen any.