Some things I know as fact about fly fishing in the Smoky's.:smile:
- A fly gets hung in a tree about 3" out of reach every time
- 5X tippet is worthless for pulling the tree limb down that last 3"
- dry rocks are just as dangerous as wet slick rocks
- I never catch a decent fish when someone is there to witness the event.
- Photographs always shrink the fish by at least a 50% margin
- Fish have an IQ of about 3 so what does it say about me when I get skunked?
- Don't take "your" car key off the keychain to put in your pocket and lock the rest of the keys in the car when you drove your wife's car to the stream.
- Spiders in the Smoky's are really big, especially when they are crawling up your arm.
- Acorns landing on your head hurt
- The water is deeper than it looks and it's cold
- however many flys you buy at LRO, you needed that number plus 1.
- The fly you only have 1 of is the one they're hitting (see number 2 about the value of 5X tippet for pulling the tree branch down the last 3")
- Last week the fish were fighting themselves to get hooked
- That hill is a lot steeper than it looks
- Peanutbutter and Jelly sandwiches taste great after a solid morning's fishing and the hood of a car makes a pretty good picnic table
- No matter how bad the catching is, the fishing is always outstanding.
- If there is anyplace on Earth prettier than the streams in the Smoky's I've yet to see it.