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Greetings! Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web and I hope you find something useful or entertaining here. I started my professional fly fishing career as a cane rod builder, soon graduated to fly shop flunkie and guide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, built my first wooden driftboat on my front porch and began guiding fly fishers on the Clinch River near my home in Andersonville.  With the help of some very good friends I was fortunate enough to have pioneered some of the floats, and methods now considered standard on many of our rivers. It's been a great ride so far, and I'm looking forward to the next two decades and the adventures they hold.

In the off season, only about eight weeks here in Tennessee, I raise, train, and cuss bird dogs. I currently have two Brittanys and an English Setter. Fly fishing and grouse hunting seem to go hand in hand and I practice catch and release most of the time with both!


Mike Bone