Thanks guys. David - I am referring to the Smokies "typical" stream (if there is such a thing). Good examples are Tremont and Elkmont where the road parallels the stream. What you indicate makes a lot of sense. I guess the other concern is if you spook fish on the near side of the stream where it may be narrow, that fish may in turn put down other fish in the general area, unless it's "bolt hole" is nearby.
From my limited experience, it seems that being sneaky and fishing the proper depth (with nymphs or droppers) are very key to catching a trout (assuming a good drift is presented).
All of the photos on this board sure make it seem easy, but either I'm in dire need of more talent or its not easy!
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