Originally Posted by fishngolf
Most all of these have been mentioned in previous posts. I think the experiences of those growing up on the Tenn side were probably much different than those on the NC side. I know most of my trout fishing was on the Little T and Clinch as opposed to Park waters or all the quality small streams that held trout in W. NC...
Very good stuff, fishngolf. Thanks for sharing.
I think the fact that there are
so many quality small streams in W. NC fishing the Park on that side is much less emphasized by fly shops and outfitters there as well as the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. You have to look hard to find books in the store on the topic of fishing, and unless I overlooked them, which is unlikely, they do not have the USGS topo quad maps there as they do at Sugarlands. For good reason the 'Luftee Center seems to focus more on the historical aspects of the Park. In at least that regard they are nicely equipped & when I've been there, capably staffed.