Rain and Brookies
In thinking about the why I caught brookies verses rainbows on my two trips to Walker Prong, the only real detail that stands out is water level. I fished Walker Prong the day of or the day after 1 inch + rains. I have noticed recently on North River that in the low water conditions that I have only caught Rainbows in fast moving pocket water. I fish a 3 weight with at least a 10 foot leader with 6x tippet. I hope to spend a week in the Smokies in September and plan to fish up high looking for specks.