10-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Took a 3 night backpacking trip to South Mills River Trail from the Turkey Pen Gap Trail head Pisgah NF near Hendersonville/Brevard NC. I was reluctant with such little information about this stream but all I can say is wow what a trip. The weather was horrible but the fishing was great. Hungry brown and bows and very little pressure. We hiked in 4 miles to huge streams with great runs and pools. Most of our success was on drys in the form of yellow and orange simulators. If you have not tried this, it is worth a look. All of South Mills Trail is easy to navigate with tons of fishable water, don't stop at the beginning, hike in some for the best wild trout.