hauntedbywaters--Basically, when fishing any part of Luftee, and for that matter Beech Flats Prong as well, you cannot escape the roar of motorcycles. There are one or two places, such as the Visitor Center's Pioneer Village and up at Tow String Road, where the highway is 100-300 yards away. Mostly though, it is much closer. All the way up to where Luftee begins with the union of Beech Flats and Kephart prongs you are quite close to the road. Beech Flats does find the road getting higher up on the ridge, but even there the noise can be bothersome. Mind you, the fishing is sometimes first rate.