About Us

Hugh and Carolyn Hartsell

Retired Smoky Mountain Flyfishing Guides


After more than 61 years of fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hugh and Carolyn Hartsell are offering their experience, expertise and services to the public. We are now retired and we are still offering our very popular flies on this website. 

Hugh has been tying his own flies since he was 13 years old. The knowledge he has gained of the local insects in these streams over the years has been applied to his tying and fishing, with successful results. He has developed many and highly successful fly patterns over the last 21 years that have taken both trout and Smallmouth Bass measuring well over 22 inches.

Feel free to email  or call me if you have any questions about fishing or what flies to use on a given river. We are looking forward to a great new season.





Phone Number:  423-586-6198 or


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