We are blessed to have such a diverse amount of fly fishing in Tennessee. All of the fisheries in Tennessee are managed by one of two government agencies. The National Park Service manages the Smokies and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has the task of managing the rest of our trout water. These two agencies have a huge job, but they do it well.
These agencies also have help from the many non-profit conservation groups spread out across the state. These groups not only volunteer their man power to TWRA and the Park Service, but also help to raise money, spread awareness, and educate the public about fly fishing and fishing opportunities in Tennessee.
The conservation groups inclue TU – Trout Unlimited, FFF – Federation of Fly Fishers and Friends of the Smokies. Three other groups that need to be recognized for the great things they do are Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery and River’s Way.