Fly Fishing the Elk River

Nothing like fishing with family, and Friday was another opportunity for me to cast some flies with my son-in-law and my grandson Bryson. He has been wanting to make a flow trip with us for the past couple of years, and Friday we made it happen. We mee…


Nothing like fishing with family, and Friday was another opportunity for me to cast some flies with my son-in-law and my grandson Bryson. He has been wanting to make a flow trip with us for the past couple of years, and Friday we made it happen. We meet David Perry our guide at the rivers edge below Tims Ford Dam at 7AM. I have fished with David many times before and know that he will always put us on trout. The Elk is a tailrace that is stocked once a month with rainbow and browns. B.T and I have fished it from the bank at the dam a number of times, with lots of other fly fishermen doing same; to escape the crowd the boat is the way to hit all the honey holes.
Pops and B.T. were really pound of the way Bryson handled the trip considering we were on the water fishing for 5 hours and then another 2 hours to get to the take out area. One of many trout that Bryson would land before the trip was over.
My only brown trout for the trip, which was my best trout of the day. B.T. and I spent a lot of the time letting Bryson land a lot of the trout we hooked. This trip was about Bryson experiencing the thrill of trout fishing and he's already looking forward to our next outing.
One happy little guy; I can't begin to tell you guys how much fun it is to enter act with all three of my grandchildren at the ages of 4, 6, and soon to be 9 year old Bryson. Sometimes I wish they didn't have to go up so fast!!!