I have a handful of days left for streamer floats on high water on the Caney Fork. Right now, it looks like we’ll see high water for at least another week and a half. Don’t expect big numbers of fish on these floats, but you should expect shots at big fish. In addition, watching a big shadow appear out of nowhere as it charges your streamer is about as much fun as you can have. The only thing that might be better is sight fishing to large fish with dry flies. Big water on the Caney Fork is about heavy sinking lines, big flies, and the chance at a trophy.
These floats are generally best for anglers that are a little beyond the beginner stage. You should be able to comfortable cast 35-40 feet with heavier rods and flies. That said, if you are unsure about a streamer float, feel free to call me and we can discuss it. This week, I have Thursday February 16 and Friday February 17 still available. Next week, I might have Tuesday or Friday available. The following week, I still have Monday February 28 available.
Dates in March are booking now as well. If you want to get in on the first good fishing of the year in the Smokies, contact me about setting up a guided fly fishing trip. Spring hatch trips are available all the way into May. The dry fly fishing will probably reach a peak in April or early May, so plan accordingly.