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Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA

Mountain Sports is a locally owned business that has been in operation since 1981. At Mountain Sports Ltd., the guide service is provided by veteran guide Patrick Fulkrod. Patrick is a local to Bristol and has been fly fishing since he was 10 years old. Patrick brings a lineup of credentials and accomplishments to his resume including: national recognition as a 2012 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year Finalist, graduate of the Western Rivers Professional Guide School (2006), Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide since 2007, and a Clackacraft Pro Staff Member.
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217 of 218(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
Review 1 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Kid fishing trip,
May 18, 2015
By: boggs
from Bristol, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:great day
"Friend of mine and I decided to have Patrick take our 11 year old boys fishing. Patrick did great the kids had a ball learned much that I would have never been able to teach him"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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fun on the watauga,
May 12, 2015
By: ChattanoogaChester
from Chattanooga, TN, USA
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"Patrick worked with us and a late water release to get us out on the water later in the day so we could still have a full day of fishing instead of a half day after we had traveled so far to fish the Tri City area. Patrick immediately had us rigged up and catching fish, which we did pretty much the rest of the day except for the "little" thunderstorm that came up and we had to take a break under the bridge. Anyway, the best part of the trip is not catching the fish, but get to spend some time with a guide that has a grat passion for fly fishing and sharing his knowledge with others while making them feel so comfortable that you would think you had know him for years. this is how a guide should be and Patrick is great at it! I hope to fish many more times with him."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Another Great Day,
May 8, 2015
By: Doug1999
from Abingdon, VA
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Additional Thoughts:First class man.
"Patrick took us to a section on the Watauga River that we had not fished before today. Caught beautiful fish, ate well, and solved all the worlds problems with laughter. Another great day with a patient knowledgeable fly fishing guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Epic Day on SoHo,
May 6, 2015
By: daddyking
from holston river
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"Awesome day with great fishing, both in numbers and size! Beautiful day with an amazing fishing guide who helped create yet more unforgettabl memories for my son Austin and i! Patrick took care of our every need down to the finest detail and then yet some! Could not possibly have had a better day"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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5 stars not enough,
May 6, 2015
By: Mark9597
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"After having gotten to know Patrick a little before our trip and his reputation, I knew we would have fun. I have to admit my expectations were kind of high. My expectations were far, far exceeded. My 17 year-old son and I had probably our best trout fishing day ever. He is such a nice and humble guy. Well prepared and very knowledgeable. A true professional. We had a great time. Would have given the same review had we caught half the fish we did. Even had a great lunch. Can't wait to go again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Awesome Day,
May 4, 2015
By: TannerAdams
from Bristol, TN, USA
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"Amazing day on the water. Patrick took us to some of the best, most remote spots on the South Holston River. We caught a larger number of fish, most of which were of great size. Not only was the fishing great, but Patrick is a super guy. He is one of the nicest people I have honestly ever met. He did everything he could to make our trip the best it could be. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Everything was absolutely perfect."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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By Far Our Best Day Ever!,
May 4, 2015
By: Rowell47
from Bristol, TN
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Additional Thoughts:Great day!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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2016 Orvis Guide of the Year (GOTY),
May 3, 2015
By: TurkeyLoerke
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"I have been on several guided fly-fishing trips in my short tenure as an angler (3 years). Each guide had his own upsides and downsides. Patrick was the first guide that embodied everything you would hope for in a guide. He was incredibly personable in a very genuine sort of way, had excellent fish knowledge in a humble manner, and was the most optimistic optimist I had ever met! I brought up that he had won the Orvis guide of the year in 2014, several times. On queue, he would respond with genuine humility. Not the false kind that would invite more praise. It was legit. He will be my go-to guide whenever in the South Holston or Watauga area. I'll probably coax him into a guided trip in other parts of the country, possibly the world. I can't wait to tell all of my friends about this dude. He's the real deal!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Fishing with Patrick Fulkrod,
April 28, 2015
By: xrayfisher
from Holston River, Tennessee, USA
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"Patrick is an excellent guide. We had a great day on the South Holston in late April and lost count of the healthy, beautiful browns and rainbows we caught thanks to Patrick's attention to detail, teaching, and expertise. I learned many new tricks from Patrick that have improved my fishing, which in my opinion is the most important outcome from a day of guided fishing. Patrick is also a joy to be with on the water. I look forward to fishing with Patrick again soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Day on the water with Patrick Fulkrod,
April 28, 2015
By: jackrabbit1946
from Holston River, Tennessee, USA
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"My son and I had probably the most fun with any guide we've ever had with Patrick on April 27, 2015. Patrick is a professinal with such a pleasant attitude he a joy to be with. He was constantly atttentive for our safety and treated us with respect. His attention to detail is noteworthy. He constantly imparted his knowledge of angling to us with such flair and devotion it was impossible not to learn from him. We recommend Patrick with enthusiasm."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Great guiding experience,
April 27, 2015
By: Bartlett
from Naperville, IL, USA
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"Patrick Fulkrod is an incredible guide. He may well be the hardest working guide I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He is thorough in his stream preparation and put us on fish throughout the day. His personality is perfect for a full day of great conversation and teaching."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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surprised,
April 21, 2015
By: pisces1
from Tennessee, USA
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"Going to TN for fly fishing for the first time was an experience we were looking forward to but with no idea what we were getting ourselves into.
It turned out to be a perfect 3 days thanks to Patrick's knowledge and personality. We will go back which is the best way to describe our experience.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Best fishing trip ever,
April 21, 2015
By: Greatfishing
from Coral Gables Fl.
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Additional Thoughts:The best
"I couldn't of had a greater fishing trip than this one.Patrick was a great guide knowing all the fishing holes which gave us all the excitement of fishing.He is the MAN"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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tons of fun and fish,
April 20, 2015
By: mrbilly
from Bristol, TN, USA
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"Patrick provides a great fishing experience whether you are a rookie like myself or a veteran. You will want for nothing and catch plenty of fish! Fantastic day on the water!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Another great trip with Patrick,
April 19, 2015
By: TerryDickson
from Bluff City, TN, USA
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"Have fished with Patrick many times and he always puts us on fish and more importantly takes great care of us."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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What a Day with the Best Guide Ever,
April 16, 2015
By: fishfree
from Hamilton, OH
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"This is my 3rd trip with, and my 3rd review of, Patrick Fulkrod who in my humble opinion is simply the best guide ever. I get it-everyone who has a good experience with a guide probably feels the same way, but even without the many trout caught (~ 35-40) and my personal best Rainbow (~ 22 inches /4 pounds) Patrick is such a class guy, it is just a privilege to be on the water with him. I've said it before, his knowledge of the water, his mentoring and coaching skills, his humor and his humility set him apart from other guides I know. Simply stated Patrick is Best in class, as his current and previous guide of the year nominations and his 2014 Guide of the Year status bears out. If you are ever interested in fishing the tremendous Tail Waters of East Tn. I strongly recommend you book with Patrick. You will not be disappointed"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Another EPIC Day w/Patrick!,
April 10, 2015
By: HugeOrvisFan
from Northern VA
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Additional Thoughts:Simple, efficient, and effective!
"I've been spoiled; spoiled by Patrick Fulkrod--easily the GREATEST fly fishing guide currently inhabiting planet earth. I've only fished with two guides in my life: Patrick and one other gentleman that I met before I was introduced to Patrick four years ago. Since then, I've only fished with Patrick (and I have enjoyed that privilege many times since our first trip). As I said before, I've been spoiled by Patrick--once you fish with the best, there's no "going back." I doubt I'll ever fish with another guide in my life. It was no surprise to me at all when Patrick was voted the #1 Orvis-endorsed Guide of the Year in 2014. I suspect 2014 won't be the only time he captures that title!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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delighted,
April 9, 2015
By: leelan93
from Holston River, Tennessee, USA
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"Never been fly fishing. I was in Patrick's hands. A few instructions and what do ya know, I was catching fish! Awful weather and still had a blast! Amazing experience!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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well deserved, guide of the year,
April 8, 2015
By: clintwaddell
from bristol, va
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"Patrick is not only an excellent guide and teacher, but he's an excellent communicator and make you feel very welcome and comfortable.
Patrick took my wife and I out for her first experience flyfishing and she landed four fish in our first twenty minutes on the water.
The weather was horrible, but seeing the excitement on her face will be what I remember.
Patrick is deserving of being considered guide of the year again this year, if you want my opinion.
I'd highly recommend Patrick to everyone from beginners to experts. He's a real class act, who is an expert in his field.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Patrick is incredible...,
April 7, 2015
By: Jim1951
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Additional Thoughts:I had a wonderful time and I can't wiat to do it again.
"I recently had the good fortune of spending a day on the South Holston River with Patrick. It was a remarkable day spent with a remarkable young man. Patrick is a consummate professional with a wonderful sense of humor. Oh, and we caught a bunch of trout..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes