Originally Posted by MadisonBoats
A 10' seasoned cane pole with 4# test fishing line.
There is really no need to even have a fly rod and reel up there in most areas. All you have to do is lob and drop; repeat....
Most of the documentaries I have watched on fisherman who have fished the Smokies for the past 40+ years use this technique.
Seriously fellas....do you need to cast or utilize a reel in a freestone area? Also; you could basically throw any dry fly to a freestone pool and get a take if presented stealthy...This is why I dislike freestone fishing; plus, I am out of shape to hike most of the streams.