Wow, I love it that you have a message board now. I live near Jasper, AL and have trout fished in every spot you guys mentioned from Smith Dam near Jasper to the Smoky's. My favorites are there the Hiwassee and in Townsend on the Little River.
I am a housemother to a bunch of teenage girls and we make an annual trip to Townsend every year. Last year I actually hooked up with a beautiful rainbow on the Little River on my fly rod. I am a bit embarrassed to say this, but that was my first rainbow on my fly rod. The bad part is, I have had my fly rod for over five years now! OK, you can stop laughing now!!
Since my fishing time is very limited, I use my ultralight or whatever seems to be working and for me it is NOT usually my flyrod. Anyway, the point of all this is, there's something special about catching a trout on a fly rod and I simply can hardly wait to get back up there this June!! I want to catch a bunch on that thing. I always stop in your place with my entourage and you guys are very helpful.
Every week, if I want to relax, I get on your site and the Hiwassee site and it just takes me there, if you know what I mean. What a blast!
One thing that is holding me back a little, is the cost of the out of state license. The cost is a killer and I don't know if it would be better to get a year rounder or just the one day license each time I fish. I'll have to work that out later. I guess it just depends on how many times I think I might get to go.
Anyway, I love your site and thanks for the info.