I have been fishing in middle and east Tennessee for 25 years and fly fishing for 18+ years.  My favorite place to fish is just about anywhere in the Great Smoky Mountains.  

Always wanted to learn to fly fish but never knew how to get started?  Or maybe you are a seasoned angler looking to learn a new trick or two.  Regardless of your skill level, I look forward to showing you a fantastic day out on the water!

Guided Fly Fishing With David Knapp!!! 


As a long time angler and educator, I bring both the fly fishing knowledge required for a successful outing as well as the teaching skills to help you improve as a fisherman.  Trips can be tailored to just about any skill level and ability.


Teaching new fly fishermen is one the most rewarding aspects of my work.  Seeing the smile on someone's face after catching their first fish on a fly rod never gets old.  Veteran anglers will also enjoy a day on the water with me in the Smokies.  I specialize in teaching the high-stick techniques that are so crucial to success in the freestone streams of the Smoky Mountains.  If you are wanting to add some dynamic nymphing techniques to your arsenal, contact me about a day on the water.  If you feel that you have mastered nymphing and dry fly presentations in the Smokies and want to try something new, a day fishing streamers in the Park might be just the thing.  Please contact me to discuss your skill set and expectations before planning on a day of streamer fishing.


In addition to the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains, I also guide on the Caney Fork River and several warm water rivers and streams as well.  Contact me to set up a trip today.  

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