Re: fishing in the smokies
My first fly fishing experience outside a of stocked state park was on the Abrams. I read about it as one of my fishing books as being one of the best trout streams. I drove a thousand miles, talked to LRO, drove to the Abrams parking lot. I put on my hiking boots, packed my fishing equipment, broke down my flyrod and started walking. I walked in to Abrams Fall and fished below the pool. I was the only person on the stream and caught some nice trout. I felt proud of myself for doing the research and preperation for my first real fishing trip. There are areas more difficult to fish on the Abrams. Take the challenge, do your research and talk to the good people at LRO.
I live in Missouri and wish I were there.