This morning Alex McCrickard stopped in after a productive morning fishing the Gunpowder river with large nymphs and small streamers at 249 Cfs. Alex, now a freshman at The University of the South, sent along some photos and a quick report after fly fishing the Elk River, Tenessee in between classes at Sewanee.
What’s going on? It’s pretty crazy here but I’ve been trying to balance the work load with the social life. That’s an impressive fish Jeffs’ client caught. I have managed to get out on the Elk river twice since I’ve been here at Sewanee. It’s a tailwater that’s about 30 minutes from campus. It has stocked rainbows and browns, pretty much all the fish have a hatchery in their history but some holdover as you can see from the pics. Someone caught a 28 inch brown out of the Elk a few years ago so apparently it can produce big fish. Alot of kids here fly fish and a guy from the East Coast said he had heard of the Gunpowder and had looked through our website before. Pretty cool-but I miss the Gunpowder. I’ll stop by the shop during Fall Break when I’m home for the weekend.