Mr. Knapp is dead on. In your dreams you were the first to fish that special hole but look for the boot prints 0n the rocks. Smoky Mtn fish are spooky. San Juan, Yellowstone, Animas, Lee's Ferry, love them but I would rather catch a 10 incher on Ocanaluftee than an 18 incher after that plane ride. Depends on what kind of puzzle you like to solve. Maybe western fishing is the apple or the smokies are the orange, I don't know, but I can use the stuff I learn to catch trout anywhere. No! the fish in the Smokies aren't as big as the ones out west. It's just a different game.
You can't stay dry and one temperature all your life! ROB