I'm with you on the Little Tennessee. That's a river that I have wished time and again I could have at least seen, much less fly fished. Having heard numerous tales about the river from some of the older guys I waterfowl hunt with now, it pains me to think of what a lot of other folks and I that trout fish missed out on. Right after high school, a good fishing friend and I read a story in the Tennessee Wildlife about the new lake that was formed after the gates were shut on the dam. The fishing was starting to get good and we got all excited about going for a day. I don't think we caught very many fish that day, but I do remember thinking about the barns and silos we fished around, and how weird that it was. I had caught my first trout around age ten, and was now going to the Hiwassee some, but had never tried fly fishing. My friend and I never really even , not once, thought of the fishery, or what must have been a beautiful flowing stream, that had been ruined. We are all blessed with the numerous waters we still have though. I don't know if I have ever seen an actual photograph of the river. That's strange, feeling that way about a place you never saw. But, as trout fisherman, we all know in our imagination pretty much how it looked and, fished.