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troutmanbrook
03-08-2012, 08:45 PM
I am planning an all day fishing trip to the smokys this saturday. I have never fished the mountains before, and am not sure where I should go. All my rods are broken but my glass 9ft 6wt, so I should more than likely avoid tight streams. Anyone have any suggestions for a successful first time trip? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

GrouseMan77
03-08-2012, 08:50 PM
I am planning an all day fishing trip to the smokys this saturday. I have never fished the mountains before, and am not sure where I should go. All my rods are broken but my glass 9ft 6wt, so I should more than likely avoid tight streams. Anyone have any suggestions for a successful first time trip? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1. Get your rods repaired and stop breaking them.
2. Little River above the Elkmont Campground.
3. Come back and let us know how you did.

tnflyfisher
03-08-2012, 09:31 PM
1. Get your rods repaired and stop breaking them.
2. Little River above the Elkmont Campground.
3. Come back and let us know how you did.


1. Check
2. This... no need to go anywhere else right now ;)
3. Check

Your 6wt. will be fine... I prefer to use 8'9" rods on park streams more than any other length. Enjoy and good luck!

Tight Lines,

Rodonthefly
03-08-2012, 09:37 PM
There's no fish up there go to the Clinch!

g022271
03-08-2012, 09:56 PM
Hey Danny, Give me a call tonight or tomorrow and we can talk about the smokies.

Mike

BlueRaiderFan
03-09-2012, 12:41 AM
Won't it be a little cold up high? May want to try the middle prong.

Corbo
03-09-2012, 07:45 AM
Geezum Danny; when I met you last Summer you had a brand new rod and you already broke it?

Mercy!

On top of this you have lost at least three fly boxes?

****ation your hard on gear... makes me wonder if you are not MY SON. LOL

I always tell my sons DON'T BE LAZY PUT STUFF IN THE CASE

I've got an 8' 6" 4 or 5 weight you can borrow. Somewhere you got my numbah.

GrouseMan77
03-09-2012, 08:03 AM
Won't it be a little cold up high? May want to try the middle prong.

Your right....he should in Gatlinburg...bet the water is warmer down there.

Crockett
03-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Be careful if you go Danny the little river is up to 1400 cfs right now not wadable. Looks like the mountains got a lot of rain last night.

MadisonBoats
03-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Danny,
This is a definite:
GrouseMan772. Little River above the Elkmont Campground.

-Grease up your fly line to limit drags
-Watch your back cast. Us tailwater guys learn hard on the freestone streams.:eek:
-Stop by LRO and let Daniel load you up on some good flies.
-I threw parachute adams this week and they worked great.

troutmanbrook
03-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Danny,
This is a definite:
GrouseMan77

-Grease up your fly line to limit drags
-Watch your back cast. Us tailwater guys learn hard on the freestone streams.:eek:
-Stop by LRO and let Daniel load you up on some good flies.
-I threw parachute adams this week and they worked great.

Thanks Shawn, and everyone else that for the good advise. Corbo, as hard as I am on gear I would never borrow anyone elses. I have broken 3 rods this year, well the same one twice (had an extra tip) Thank you very much for the offer. I have a good idea of a game plan now. Thanks again gang!

tnflyfisher
03-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Be careful if you go Danny the little river is up to 1400 cfs right now not wadable. Looks like the mountains got a lot of rain last night.

What he said... the river in town was reading 645 cfs this past Sunday and LR was still fairly swift even up high. Either wait till Sunday to see how much it drops or check out some of the smaller streams that usually fish pretty well with a bit of rain.

Tight Lines,