|South Fork of the Snake River-
|Hyde Drift Boats - the best darn
mousetrap on the river
Bob White is one of the premier outdoor artists today. In addition to painting and illustrating the
latest edition of the Orvis Fly-fishing Guide , Bob is a highly regarded guide in Minnesota. Check
out his site for a wide selection of his original paintings, greeting and note cards.
An outfitter on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. James, Brenda, and Lee are all top notch
guides with decades of experience between them. Give Mike Quinn a call, and tell them that Clay
sent you. The South Fork is one of the finest Cutthroat and Brown Trout fisheries in the world.
Snake River Outfitters
A booking agent for Heise Expeditions and the North American distributor for CND Spey rods. Lee
Davison is a longtime guide for Heise and a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor.
SRO can assist you with booking Lodging, Guided Trips, and great gear for your Western fishing
trip. Be sure to ask Lee about his Splake.
Matt Cassel of Cliff Outdoors designs some of the most innovative flyfishing accessories in the
world. Headquartered in Casper, WY, their signature "Bugger Barn" is truly the best streamer box
Hyde Drift Boats
Smoky Mountain Gillies is proud to use Hyde Drift Boats. No other boat offers the same level of
performance, durability, adjustability, and comfort found in a Hyde.
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Smoky Mountain Gillies is proud to recommend the following Organizations,
Companies, and Artists to out Friends and Clients:
Links to Area Lodging:
The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
Southern Living magazine describes The Lodge at Buckberry Creek as "A Southern
Utopia". Blending an Adirondack-style splendor with Southern hospitality, The Lodge at
Buckberry Creek offers guests their choice of 45 luxury suites, gourmet dining, and
spectacular views, just minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park
Offers Cabin Rentals and a unique Smokies setting for weddings and events. Owned
and operated by long-time Sevier County residents, they provide full wedding planning services
and professional photography.
Brent Golden Photography
Brent Golden captures panoramic landscapes from East Tennessee, the Caribbean, Alaska and
beyond that speak to a fisherman's soul. A long-time fisherman himself, Brent's work contains a
vividness and depth matched only by our memories.
Guides, Outfitters, and Fly-shops, and Businesses:
Groups and Organizations:
Friends of the Smokies
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission
to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public
awareness, and by providing volunteers for needed projects. Smoky Mountain Gillies is a
Business Member of this fine organization.
The home of the Tennessee Trout Bums, a group of friends in East Tennessee who share a love
of all things fly-fishing. Fly-fish Tennessee is a great place for information on area streams,
fishing reports, message board, and blog. Check out our latest video by clicking here.
The Orvis Company
For over 150 years, The Orvis Company has been helping people live "The Distinctive Country
Lifestyle". Visit their Seveirville, TN store while you are in the area and check out their top of the line
new Helios rods and other fly-fishing gear, clothing, and their world famous Dog Nests.
Little River Outfitters
An Orvis Authorized Dealer in Townsend, TN - two miles from the Townsend entrance to the
National Park. Owned by Byron and Paula Begley, Little River Outfitters is one of the nicest
fly-shops I have ever been in. Be sure to visit Byron's daily fishing report.
A graphic arts and web-design studio in Brighton, Mass. Cara Marquis was one of my clients, and
has been a great help in adding color to my logo and helping me tweak my website.
Home of Tennessee Trout Bum
Videos, Blog and area
|The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
Tennessee charm and
Original Sporting Art by
|Friends of the Smokies
Helping the Park Service protect
and preserve the GSMNP
Smoky Mountain Gillies on Facebook
Our FaceBook Fan Page. A place for our friends and former clients to gather and share their
photos, videos, and stories. Check out our latest fishing adventures and keep us up to date on
yours. Fishing reports updated weekly. All you need is a FaceBook account.
Author, Editor, Rare-book Collector, and Outdoor Historian, Jim has spent a lifetime fishing and
hunting in Tennessee and North Carolina. His latest book Pursuit of Passion: An Insider' Guide to
Fly-Fishing the GSMNP is due out this spring.
Eagle Scouts for Equality
I am a proud Eagle Scout. Regardless of where you stand on "Culture War" issues as a whole, all
boys deserve the opportunity to participate in a program that has provided me and millions of
others Adventure, Personal Growth, and Leadership Training. I would not be the man I am today
without my Scouting experiences.