Trophy Fishing Tennessee Guide Service
Owner Mike Anderson, was born and raised
in Middle Tennessee. Heís been
fishing Tennessee and the surrounding
states his entire life. Although the Caney Fork River and Cumberland River are his Home waters he isn't tied to them. Depending on the season and river conditions there is no telling where hell be on any given trip.
Mike began his
fishing career more than 30 years ago
with a Zebco 33 and a Panther Martin
spinner in a little creek when he was
old enough to ride a bicycle. He grew up
getting to know the area fisheries like
the back of his hand. Later in life, he
spent a good amount of time chasing
largemouth bass in high powered bass
boats and doing the tournament thing. He
soon grew tired of that and wanted
something with a little more fight.
Thatís when Mike became a dedicated big
fish on the Fly hunter.
Enter The Striper
Striper on the Fly !!
The biggest fish we have around here are
stripers. The current state record is
just over 65 pounds and came from the
same waters Mike frequents with the long rod. Big stripers
became Mikeís next love and in fact,
still are to this day. He worked his way
through the trophy striper learning
curve on Percy Priest Lake and then
moved on to explore the Cumberland River
system fishing for the really big boys.
TN Striper Fly Fishing
Mike is an extremely well rounded angler
and guide. He designs and ties all of
the flies he uses from size 24 midges to
5/0 Striper Slayers. He builds high end
custom fly rods. He also owns and
operates two boats with a full
complement of high end electronics.
Mike has also gotten big time into
photography. He has invested a lot of
time and money into this side line. His
images have been published in national
fly fishing magazines. In short, Mike
has become a professional photographer.
The point is, you can be sure of having
great photos of your trip with Mike.
Thatís the real trophy. A trophy that
will never tarnish. A life time
Mike frequently enjoys a day of floating
down The Caney Fork and Obey rivers fishing for rainbows
and browns under an indicator. His
favorite by far, and when heís most
happy, is when he is pounding the water with streamers in search of a real
Tennessee trophy fish. Could be a
Trout, Striper, Muskie or Smallmouth.
Mike says ďThis type of trophy fishing
with a fly rod requires a little more
experience and can be demanding. It is
not unusual for us to throw 250 to 500
grain 30 foot integrated shooting heads
all day when targeting these fish.
If you decide watching an indicator
isn't going to do it for you but a
Trophy Tennessee fishing
excursion sounds like fun then Iíd
highly recommend that you get your hands
on some of these weighted lines and practice
casting them before the trip. This is just to be sure
itís something youíre able to do, or for
that matter, would even be something you
enjoy doing. Some people just canít get
used to it and some pick it up like
theyíve done it for years.Ē
A few words from TrophyFishingTN Owner
and Head Guide, Mike Anderson : ďI eat,
sleep, and breathe, this stuff.
If it swims and will take a fly, weíll
catch it! If what we came for isnít
cooperating weíll find something that
is! I will not BS you about whatís going
on at the time of booking. If it isnít a
good time to catch the fish you want to
catch, Iíll tell you so. Iíll also offer
some other fishing options that might be
a better bet. Iíd rather sit at home
without a booking than mislead a client
and have to make up reasons why they
arenít biting all day.
Give me a call and letís go fishing!Ē
Book a day on this fine boat
for a memorable fish catching trip.
The Go Anywhere! Jet Sled
20' fiberglass jon boat that can
literally run wide open on wet grass!
Owner ~ TFTN
Nashville Tennessee Fly Fishing Guide.
here to check out the Photo Gallery and
some of the fish we've been catching
Give me a call and
letís go fishing!
Mike Anderson 615