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Jake Eccles has been fishing and guiding the South Holston River for twelve years. He grew up in Gastonia on the banks of Robinwood Lake. His grandfather, Leonard Egnor, introduced Jake to fishing at an early age. At the age of 11, his parents bought him a canoe and his grandfather bought him a fly rod. He would spend most of his free time chasing Bass and Blue Gill in his canoe. After high school Jake attended Western Carolina University (Go Catamounts) where he got his first real experience fly fishing for trout. Around that same time his grandfather gifted him a fly tying vice and a book on tying Smoky Mountain Fly Patterns. He quickly developed a love for creating and tying trout patterns. Jake became a mathematics teacher and coach at Ashbrook High School. At the age of 29 he booked his first trips as a guide through the South Holston River Fly Shop and has been working all of his non teaching days on the river. Jake has become well known for his fly tying skills. He ties some flys for the South Holston Fly Shop as well as ties for experienced guides on the river. Jake and his wife, Barbara, recently purchased a house near the banks of the South Holston to be able to spend all their spare time at the place they both love.
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Three trout species call North Carolina’s mountain waters home. Click on the names below to find out more about each species.
Rainbow Trout - Greenish back with small spots, Redish band from gill plat to tail.
Brook Trout - Greenish back with light green veriagation, Colored spots for a sparse lateral band, Leading edge of fins distinctively white.
Brown Trout - Brownish back with large colored spots, Deep orange to light yellow belly.
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