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CableGuy931November 23rd, 2015, 1:11 pm
Tennessee

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I have recently left bass fishing and want to dedicate my fishing time to trout for a while. Anyone have some advice on some of the best books that cover trout foods, hatches, behaviors and what to look for in streams, rivers and creeks when searching for trout.
Christopher Swinford
RleePNovember 23rd, 2015, 2:50 pm
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

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Hi Christopher..

If you intend to explore your home state for trout, including GSMNP,( which I would emphatically encourage you to do..), I think the best working how to/where to guides are the two Ian Rutter books published by Frank Amato.

Ian knows his stuff and his book are very useful. Far more useful than any other similar guides, although the Don Kirk books about Tennessee fly fishing and GSMNP are pretty good, just dated. There is also a popular guide to southern Appalachian trouting by Jimmy Jacobs, a long time southern outdoor writer. Regrettably, while Jimmy is a fine fellow, I would advise you to stay away from this book. He spends far more time telling you where you can't fish (too small, too crowded, posted, whatever..) than he does telling you where you can.

Here are Amazon links to the Rutter books as well as an Amazon link to the DeLorme Tennessee Gazetteer, which may be the most useful book of all.

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Mountains-National-Anglers-Companion/dp/1571882413

http://www.amazon.com/Tennessee-Trout-Waters-Blue-Ribbon-Fly-Fishing/dp/1571882944


http://www.amazon.com/Tennessee-Atlas-Gazetteer-Delorme/dp/0899333486/ref=pd_sim_14_5?ie=UTF8&dpID=61r5EPEP%2BxL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR106%2C160_&refRID=14JXC0AZ4BK0QCACEQ64




Have Fun~!

Lee

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