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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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237 of 238(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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Fishing with Patrick Fulkrod,
July 2, 2015
By: Thunderhead8
from Knoxville, TN
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"I recently had the pleasure of spending a day on the South Holston with Patrick Fulkrod. While the water level that day was challenging, Patrick consistently put us in position to catch fish and my buddy hooked and fought a 25 inch brown before losing it at the boat. Patrick is a very easy guide to work with. He helps each angler at the angler's level. I found the day to be very educational as I had little tailwater experience. I can't wait to go back to fish and learn more from Patrick. If you ever get the chance to fish with Patrick once, I know that you will want to go back again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Best Two Days Over Wild Trout,
June 30, 2015
By: charliepinecreek
from Holston River, TN
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Additional Thoughts:Billing thru lodge
"My wife and I did a weekend trip to the South Holston River Lodge. I have fished for years and my wife may have held a fly rod two times. Well it was the best two days of fishing over wild trout that I ever experienced. Far exceeded my expectations and what made the fishing great was our guide, Patrick Fulkrod. He not only knew the waters but also knew what the finicky fish would take. And they were finicky but we caught fish, plenty of fish and missed more that we caught! The 2nd day he put us over trophy trout waters and we both had our opportunities to land fish of a lifetime. These monsters were smarter and bigger than anything we could imagine. My wife fished the entire two days, a testimony to the great time wee were having."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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superb,
June 30, 2015
By: smidgie
from Bristol, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:great
"Patrick is a true expert. He is also a considerate and good humored individual. His ability to teach is also amazing. I can't say enough good about him. What an awesome guide he is!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Best Eastern Trip,
June 21, 2015
By: 1barn
from Spring Island, South Carolina
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"Having fished with guides all over the world, this guy is one of the very best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Great Trip,
June 21, 2015
By: redfisher434
from Holston River, Tennessee, USA
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"Patrick gives an indefinable extra effort in comparison to other good guides that makes him a cut above the rest. An all 'round great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Patrick's Big P,
June 20, 2015
By: Redskins
from South Holston, Tenn
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Additional Thoughts:Best pictures ever
"As frequent client, Patrick did not disappoint us and we enjoyed another great three daytrip. Knowledge, patience, hard work and enthusiasm are his hallmarks. No doubt we will book again. soon.
Happy Redfish
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Wonderful day on the Soho!,
June 12, 2015
By: Jwbuckles
from Bristol, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide
"I had the opportunity to fish with a long time friend on the Soho. Patrick was our guide and it was incredible. He was very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and funny. I look forward to future trips with Patrick."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Great Day on the River,
June 12, 2015
By: michaeltharp
from Bristol, VA, USA
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"Patrick Fulkrod is an excellent guide. We went on a company fishing trip to the South Holston River. Patrick put us on fish almost immediately and we stayed there all day. Excellent tips and communication, great sense of humor, and will definitely be reaching back out to Patrick for future trips."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Best day on the water,
June 11, 2015
By: Smitty1015
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"Patrick made the trip a great experience. I learned a lot and had a great time. I would highly recommend patrick to anyone interested in a float trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Awesome!,
June 6, 2015
By: AndyRoo
from Bristol, VA, USA
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"Was the best time I've had fishing ever! Patrick was an awesome guide and i had the best of times."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Never fails to impress,
June 5, 2015
By: Dano51
from Ligonier, PA 15658, USA
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"Patrick is that rare combination of knowledge, skill, enthusiasm,and physical stamina. We fished the Watauga on a day the TVA decided a 24 hour release was necessary. I watched as Patrick rowed upstream against a strong current 3 times to get us on to fish. The next day we fished the S. Holston under favorable water conditions. He methodically covered every section of the river. Constantly adjusting indicators to the proper depth and selecting the correct fly for the area we fished. I always learn something when I fish with him. I know it's probably not fair to give him the guide of the year every year - but he deserves it. Thanks for a great trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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The BEST!!!!,
June 5, 2015
By: butchdog
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Additional Thoughts:The Best!
"Patrick was very helpful, skilled in his craft, and willing to share information to make you a better fisherman. He work very hard to put us over fish and catch the fish. He was also respectful, mannerly and entertaining. The time on the water went very quickly. If you want a great day on the river and want an experience of a lifetime look up Patrick."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Big Brown!,
June 2, 2015
By: RustyHook2015
from Virgina
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"Another great day on the water with Patrick. We caught wild rainbows and browns that included a 21 inch brown. Patrick has been excellent in coaching and encouraging me as I re-enter the sport of fly fishing. Whether you are new to fly fishing or a seasoned expert, you want to be in the boat with Patrick."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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The Fulkrod Float Experience,
June 1, 2015
By: amesfly
from Dayton, OH, USA
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Additional Thoughts:The most competent guide that I have had the pleasure to fish with.
"Nothing but the best with Mr Patrick Fulkrod guiding on the South Holston and Watauga rivers in Bristol, TN. For some reason, I am a better fly fisherman when Patrick guides the day.
Hooking into a sixteen inch Rainbow in fast water, how many guides are more excited to have you land the fish than the angler himself."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Windy and fun,
May 28, 2015
By: WsmFish
from Staunton va.
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"Had a great time fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Wonderful Fish Filled Day!,
May 28, 2015
By: MissJackie48
from Virginia
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Additional Thoughts:Skilled, funny and professional guide.
"First of all the South Holston is a beautiful river. We had the perfect river to fish and were lucky enough to have the perfect guide to help us catch some gorgeous trout. Patrick is a fine fisherman and loves his job. We found him to be funny and very easy going. He spent all day fishing with two women :) - one of us very new at the game and the other still struggling with her casting! He was patient and helpful and we had a fabulous day. Thanks Patrick!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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WOW!,
May 27, 2015
By: mags86
from Holston River, Tennessee, USA
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Additional Thoughts:OUTSTANDING
"This was my first fly fishing adventure and had the best time ever! Patrick provided a positive learning experience that allowed even this newbie to catch more fish than I can count. His encouragement and upbeat personality has gotten me hooked on fly fishing! I will be back and when I do I won't hesitate to give Patrick a call! Thank you for an outstanding trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Transcendent Experience!,
May 25, 2015
By: HugeOrvisFan
from Northern VA
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"I met Patrick Fulkrod in 2012. A mutual friend made arrangements for Patrick to guide us onto some fish for a day, and the rest--as they say--is history. I have fished with Patrick as often as I can ever since. he is the consummate professional and a "gentleman's gentleman." I had never fished with a guide prior to meeting Patrick, and I can honestly say I'll never engage another one; I'd feel like I was "cheating"on the BEST Guide on planet earth today--and a valued friend. Patrick knows the lakes, rivers, and streams of SW Virginia, Tennessee, and neighboring North Carolina better than the Native Americans that roamed this land long before the European settlers arrived. It's no wonder to me that Patrick Fulkrod was the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year. Do yourself a favor and spend some time with Patrick: I am confident that he will create and deliver a series of memories that will last the rest of your natural lifetime."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Perfect Day,
May 25, 2015
By: Bandyonthefly
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"Patrick Fulkrod guided a trip for my Father and I on the South Holston. We had a perfect day. We started nymphing early and caught several browns and rainbows. Then after a greatgourmet lunch that Patrick served on the water, switched over to dries matching a grest sulfur hatch. We caught so many big fish under Patrick's expert guidance that our arms got tired. We even landed a 20+ inch brown on a dry. What a thrill! Patrick is professional, personable, extremely knowlegeable, and goes the extra mile for his clients. Simply the best guide east of the Mississippi."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Mountain Sports (Patrick Fulkrod), VA
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Best of the Best,
May 25, 2015
By: REBFlyFisher
from Kingsport, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Patrick worked very hard to ensure we had the best possible day!
"Patrick provided a fly fishing experience for my son and I that was second to none. I have hired guides in multiple locations around the country but Patrick was absolutely hands down the best! I will be a repeat customer!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes