I personally use a Sierra Designs Antares in the "fastpacking" mode when going backcountry...
check it out here: http://www.sierradesigns.com/tents.display.php?id=490
You might be able to get it on sale here: http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...berId=12500226
I often use a 8'4" 4wt G2 in the GSMNP, it's very versatile and would be adequate for almost any GSMNP stream, although I wish now I would of got the 8'. I recently purchased a 7' 3wt DiamondGlass which is better for small streams, dry flies and short casts. Another rod to consider is Murray's Mountain Rod, which is supposedly built for Harry on the old Scott G blank.... http://www.murraysflyshop.com/Murray...t_Fly_Rod.html
...and the classic fly fishing BIBLE of the GSMNP...