Made a 3 day trip to the Smokies--Could not help myself--My wife wanted the trip--I wanted the trip--We packed up and in an hour or two we landed safely in Gatlinburg via my 1976 Vette( 2 years in restoring).June 27--Fished Abrams starting at the campgrounds--caught 4 nice rainbows(11 inchers-maybe),2 browns(one was at least 13inches)-a new record for me--Was armed with copper johns and pheasant-tails--I love fishing nymphs especially when they are small (16'ish)--Had my usual 3wt,6'9",med fast action,5 peice,Montana made rod--Could feel the tap-tap-real clear--The weather was fine--Water was great--3 hours of tryingtopayattention to the make and model of thestream,while surrounded by MaMa Nature's newest fashions,made for a good day.
June 28--Tremont--not much happening--was a little crowded--Caught a 8 inch Brookie--then I caught another--was a tad below the parking lot at the road's end.
Roaring Fork--Parked,at the end,or at the bottom,of the nature trail.Walked back up the stream.Was fishing,copper john's--switched to adams parachutes both caught fish--The waters were full of rainbows-I caught and released at least 25 fish--the biggest being about 10 inches--It was FAB!----The best aspect of getting older is,you find within yourself the ability to know when you are in the midst of something special.To be there,by myself,catching trout,somewhere in the Smokies,becomes good ,personal moments.