Thank you for the warm welcome.
As for the rhodo, I'm comfortable fishing those streams and prefer them. Last year I discovered Sam's Creek and spent a lot of time up there. I've only fished streams in the Little River Watershed other than a few weeks ago I decided to head over to the Oconaluftee.
Ducky, anytime you want to go up just let me know. I'm in the park almost every weekend and most of the time, weather permitting, I'm there both days.