Will Jim Casada or Don Kirk please ring in with an answer here? Maybe we have an even better historian out there. What is the earliest reference to flyfishing in what is now the "Great Smokies" that you have read? Surely people fished Hazel Creek before Kephart and wrote about it. Mr. lostnwilderness is looking for a book, but a reference to a periodical such as Forest and Stream would interest me. Don or Jim please answer his query so I can learn too. Anybody else?
You can't stay dry and one temperature all your life! ROB