Re: where to go
ttas67, Where to start? The Smokies are fishing great right now. There are plenty of easily accessable waters to fish since the water temps are finally cooling down. If I were heading out west, I would go back to Yellowstone.
The lower section of the Gallatin river outside the park along Hwy 191 is fishing very good with Hoppers as is the Lamar, Soda Butte along NorthEast entrance road. I was out there a couple of weeks ago and had a great time fishing Hoppers and Para ant patterns. Wish I had the time off to go again but I hope this gives you some ideas.