Fly fishing for Rainbows anytime of year in Alabama! Last weekend we fly fished below the dam at Smith Lake. Got a guide and all gear from Riverside Fly Shop on Hwy 69. Trout like cold water and Alabama doesn’t have much! One exception is the water coming from the bottom of Smith Lake – a constant 49 degrees F!!! Year round! Trout are about the only fish that can thrive in water that cold. The trout are stocked monthly and there are a good number of fly fishing aficionados who take take advantage of this unique opportunity (for Alabama). The real occasion was my Grandson’s thirteenth birthday and he won the competition with 6 fish caught. His father and I had to settle for a couple apiece. For anyone who hasn’t tried it, there is something to the relaxing rhythm of a casting a fly line. Brandon at Riverside will provide everything including casting lessons. Better still, come stay with us at the B&B and we’ll make the arrangements for you. Great FUN.