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Brook Fan
05-31-2008, 09:12 PM
When I got up this morning at 3:55 AM my goal was to catch one wild trout in the Smoky's and I would be as happy as a lark. I never expected this day to turn out to be a Smoky Slam day.

IJ South it took me awhile to get to the Road Prong but thanks for the information. You are 2 for 2 on great streams so I fully expect the Straight Fork to be just as good. The RP is a wonderful stream and I can't wait to get back.
The day started at daylight and on my 1st cast into a pool I officially became a true brook fan when I saw a wild one face to face. What a gorgous fish. About an hour later I had my 1st wild rainbow and we (JoeFred and I) suddenly realized that we had to leave the Road Prong for Brown trout waters. We skipped over alot of good water to finally find the trail and headed above Elkmont campground where I caught a very nice Brown to seal the deal. I did manage to take the plunge twice into the East Prong of the Little River but it was worth it.

Below are the pictures.


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David Knapp
05-31-2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the report and congrats on the slam! What flies were working for you today?

Brook Fan
05-31-2008, 09:23 PM
Sorry I forgot the flies.
The Brook and Rainbow were caught on a #14 Yellow Stimulator and the Brow on a #14 Prince Nymph.

TroutAssassin
05-31-2008, 09:44 PM
Brook fan, congrats on your slam! I caught several nice browns above elkmont today as well;)

nvr2L8
06-01-2008, 08:52 AM
Brook Fan,

What an inaugural day! Congratulations and welcome to the brotherhood (and sisterhood - maybe just fisherhood) of the totally addicted. :biggrin:

JoeFred
06-01-2008, 12:18 PM
I can vouch for both the slam and the swim. Congrats!!

JoeFred

BlueRaiderFan
06-01-2008, 02:55 PM
Wow! That's great! That last one looks like he may be regulation too! Nice stuff. I wish I had done as well.:frown:

JimmyC
06-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Beautiful brown ...

ajh10567
06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Fished Elkmont Saturday also, couldn't consistently catch fish. I did manage to catch an 8 inch bow but that was about it. I threw every fly and I thought I was pretty stealthy, but maybe it just wasn't my day.

BlueRaiderFan
06-01-2008, 08:41 PM
Fished Elkmont Saturday also, couldn't consistently catch fish. I did manage to catch an 8 inch bow but that was about it. I threw every fly and I thought I was pretty stealthy, but maybe it just wasn't my day.

I probably drove by you on the way to and from Treemont. I saw one hardcore guy in the rain this morning as we were leaving. We had a nice little thunderstorm.

mayday
06-01-2008, 10:51 PM
Oh that Road Prong! What a stream!


----Jeff

nvr2L8
06-02-2008, 04:48 AM
Mayday,

PeteCz and I visited Road Prong on Friday. Pete was kind enough to show me around for my first real trip up the prong and I loved it. It is, indeed, a beautiful stream and we managed to catch a few specs while we were at it. I'll definitely be back many times.

Thanks, Pete, for the introduction.

PeteCz
06-02-2008, 08:07 PM
Charlie, you are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

ijsouth
06-03-2008, 09:44 AM
Congratulations...we just got back from the mountains ourselves - I'll post something later, when I have my wits about me.