I have been looking forward to my first - hike, camp and fish weekend for a while now. Finally the opportunity came and I headed to the PArk. After stopping at LRO for some advice and flies (to go along with my new 4wt rod I got there the previous week) I headed to Elkmont and started my journey to 24. I met up with a young man who was heading to 23 and walked with him for a while. I am glad I met him, he was planning to fish with some corn and eat whatever he caught. He was unaware of the restrictions in the park, I quickly filled him in. I hope he took my advice. Most likely would not have caught any fish up there anyway with corn and 10lb test line. Anyway, in my case, the fishing was very slow for me as well. I must be too slow or too fast, because I missed probably 25 strikes (from trout, not shiners) and only caught a handful of very small rainbows. It was still the most enjoyable experience I have had in the Smokies, beautiful streams all to myself. Also, the firefly show at night was INCREDIBLE!