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Mitchell Bunch

Mitchell is a Memphis native currently based in East Tennessee near the Clinch River and Smoky Mountains, where he enjoys fly fishing for trout and bass. He previously worked two summers as a mate in the Florida Keys and is finishing his undergraduate degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management.

Urban Trails: Exploring Knoxville’s Hidden Third Creek Greenway

Located a stone’s throw from the University of Tennessee AG campus is the Third Creek Greenway. Virtually unknown to most students, this greenway provides miles of paved trail along third creek, ultimately leading to the University Gardens in view of the Tennessee River. Currently, this space is utilized by the university’s Dendrology classes for field …

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Rainbow Trout Stocking in Knoxville, Tennessee Streams and Rivers

Examining Rainbow Trout Stocking in Knoxville, Tennessee Area Streams and Rivers Rainbow trout are one of the most well-known freshwater game fish species in North America. Identifiable by the slender head common with other trout species, rainbows range in shades of brown, tan and blue with dark spots and an easily recognizable reddish streak along …

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7 Great Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combos for Beginners

Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combos for Beginners: 7 Great Options Many anglers are brought up hooking an earthworm onto a small j-hook with a bobber. Few are raised learning how to fly fish, however. This more advanced and traditional technique is often praised by novice and practiced anglers alike for its learning curve, skill …

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Temple Fork Outfitters: Fly Fishing Rods and Warranty Review

Temple Fork Outfitters is a company based out of Dallas, Texas, offering conventional and fly-fishing gear. Their rods typically retail from around $150-$350. Their catalog of rods are suited for both novice and veteran anglers alike. Temple Fork also offers fly reels within the same price range. It will be interesting to see conventional reels …

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