Southern Brookies Fly Fishing
We will head down to Southern Brookies Fly Fishing near Lancaster, Tennessee on Friday June 7th. It is about a 4 1/2 hour drive. You will have the option of staying until June the 9th or June 10th.
There are 2 small campers that will each hold 1 person available to rent for $75 per day and that includes meals. There is also a Bed & Breakfast just a few miles away that is affiliated with Southern Brookies and that also rents for $75 per day including meals. There is also a cabin about 5 miles away that will hold 4 people, but meals are not included.
You can bring your kayak or canoe or use one of Susan Thrasher’s. Or you can wade. The Caney Fork River is an easy river to wade or to paddle. Susan offers guided trips for multiple kayaks as well as guided trips for 2 people in a Clackacraft drift boat. We will be working out details of guided trip opportunities in a few weeks.
Once you get to Southern Brookies Fly Fishing and see it, you won’t want to leave. It’s beautiful, serene and mesmerizing. This 10 acre paradise built on the Caney Fork River in middle-Tennessee is jaw dropping. Susan Thrasher designed and built the entire complex. It is simple, practical, modern and rustic.
The Caney Fork River is the largest tributary of the Cumberland River and a major drainage feature of the Cumberland Plateau. The name “Caney Fork” comes from the dense cane breaks that grew along the river’s banks when European explorers first arrived in the area. The river is 143 miles long, and its watershed covers 1,771 square miles in eleven Tennessee counties.
The Caney Fork is stocked with browns, brookies and rainbows every week from March through January (11 month out of the year) so this is a very productive fishery. There is also a healthy population of hold-overs as evidenced by some of the really big fish that were caught on our 2018 trip.
- Michael J Arnold
- Tim Guilfoile
- Tom Smith
- Ron Kilmer