Originally Posted by Tim_T
A few of you already know this, but for those who don't, here goes.

For about 20 years I've wanted to be a fly fishing guide, but I couldn't travel and be away from home while having a family. Now that my kids are grown and moved out, I decided to go for it. I attended a fly fishing guide school on the Bighorn River in Ft Smith Montana in March. For the last three weeks I've been guiding in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I will be here until September, then will guide on the Cumberland this fall. I will probably be in Florida guiding for Tarpon this winter. I'm 49 years old so I don't know how long I can do this, but I wanted to chase a dream while there is still time.


Tim, great news. Hoping, this new venture is rewarding for you and family. Sure the TN location is much different than what you left in KY.

Now back to basics, always remember to use a zebra midge as the dropper and some times a yellow colored hopper is hard to beat, hee,,he. Maybe see you on the Cumberland this fall, as I guide there. Regarding the Smokies, I purchased several USGA topo maps several years ago (macho $$) which I will never use again. Any interest.

Gary BooneClick image for larger version. 

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