My name is Brian and I am from Southeast Louisiana near New Orleans. My wife and I make it up to the Smoky's about once or twice a year and we usually just do some hiking and relaxing, but I'd really like to get into fly fishing. I grew up fishing "conventional" tackle for speckled trout and redfish down here in the marsh (which I still do), but I just got my first fly rod (Sage VPS 8wt - discontinued -what do ya'll think?) and am going to use that down here. I am thinking I will pick up a 4wt soon, for the smokies and for bluegill down here, and sign up for one of the beginner classes up there either for next Spring. Just wanted to say Hello, and that I'll probably have many questions.