Fishing the Caney Fork

Fishing the Caney Fork

The Caney Fork River - Written by Susan Thraser, Southern Brookies Overview The Caney Fork River begins near Crossville, Tennessee and is impounded twice over its approximate 140 miles before reaching the Cumberland River. Most notably for trout anglers is the final stretch of river below Center Hill Dam.  The dam is located approximately 70 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee. The 16 miles immediately below the dam is the primary stretch of water supporting trout. This section of the river i...

Flies.

Flies.

Flies.    Since the beginning of Tennessee Fly Company, it was always the goal to offer flies. I mean, it’s a fly company right? We would get messages and feedback all the time about it.    “Do you sell flies?”   “wait, you’re a fly company and don’t sell flies?”   “where’s the flies?”   You get the point.    During this year, we will be going through some changes. We have always offered awesome apparel for the fly angler, and we will continue to do that! That’s what we are good at so of cour...

The (Trout)South will rise again!

The (Trout)South will rise again!

It's been awhile. The Troutsouth collection has been a staple of the TNFLYCO line for some time. Back in the fall, we ordered multiple hats. They all came in and we started selling some of the green ones. As I got further into the inventory, I noticed that some weren't perfect. There was a small line where the embroidery missed. It was concerning enough that I pulled all of them off the store.  To solve the problem, I ordered patches. These were ordered back in September. Through a series o...

Consistency

Consistency

Consistency is key.  This is a saying that's been around forever. Since I took over TNFLYCO, a common theme keeps emerging. Consistency in sizing.  In the early stages of this business, shirts were purchased from multiple different places. Local printing shops, online shops and start ups. All these businesses have a brand or two that they use almost all the time. Unfortunately, it was usually different brands. When we ordered a shirt from a local place, it would vary differently from an onlin...

Remember when...

Remember when...

I can hear it now. You are telling your grandkids about the best fishery in this state. The river where you caught your biggest fish. The river where you spent as much time as possible fishing. As you are telling the story, you transport back to the cool mornings you would spend in waist deep cold water. As the years went on, you needed more layers but you still were out there. Cool fog, hot coffee in a thermos, numb toes and telling yourself you don't have to pee right now. You are imagining...

5 Things you didn't know you needed!

5 Things you didn't know you needed!

Sometimes you come across an item that makes your life so much easier, you wonder how you lived without it. Examples of these would be cell phones, internet, netflix and the ability to order anything you want without leaving your house. While there are obvious items in fly fishing that make your life easier, these next 5 products you may have not seen yet or maybe haven't thought about using them.      1. Air Lock indicators. Basically, they took a thingamabobber and made it better. These li...

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Acting on a tip, I decided to head up to the park and try to catch some wild trout. I heard it was picking up, and I will say I was not disappointed.  I don't get to "sneak" away much anymore. My fishing days have to be relatively planned these days. While I wanted to get out, I had given up on the thought of fishing this weekend. Yesterday, I was hanging out at my house when my buddy sent me some pictures of some fish he caught at the park. I didn't think much of it until today. After lunch...

My heart is on fire

My heart is on fire

There are only a handful of places that when you walk in, you walk out a different person. Church, school, combat, the place where you had your first kiss, and for me, the mountains.  My love affair with the mountains unfortunately didn’t start until later in life.   I was born right here in the foothills of the smokies. I grew up in the shadows of the park. I went to high school in Sevier County. In college, I joined young life as a leader in Sevier County and later moved into Gatlinburg-Pi...


The First Month

Well, my first month as owner of TN FLY CO is in the books. It’s been a great month with some steep learning curves. When I first took over, I made it a priority to only sell items I actually have in stock. So far, the response has been fantastic! Anytime I get a new order, I have it boxed up and ready to ship that day! As a customer, that means you get the item(s) fast! The only problem with this approach is that it limits the amount of items I have for sale. Every time I order something, I’...