I left Knoxville early to meet up with my TU Acid deposition team over on Cosby Creek. We did our sampling and I was done pretty early. I headed in to Gatlinburg for some lunch and then I was on my way over to Greenbriar to meet pineman. I got there at about noon and pineman was already rigging up. We spoke to one gentleman who was leaving. He had fished the stretch we were going to fish. He said he caught a few small ones. The river looked real good with a good flow. The water temp was 63. I anticipated a real good day. Oh bowy was I wrong. I lost three fish in the first hour and then I didn't even get any takes. I managed to get takes from small fry that was it. I went through a dozen different patterns and sizes but to no avail. I told Neal, this was going to be the first day this year without any fish. I.e. I was going to be SKUNKED. I finally managed to catch one small fish after about five hours of fishing. The hatches were sparse and I saw few sallies. They are on their last leg. I saw some tiny olive looking mayflies size 18. It didn't matter though, they didn't take anything I was offering them. Neal Showed me how to fish today and he caught about 7 or so. The highlight of the day was the big bear coming down the stream bank. The bear didn't even care about us. It just walked past us and I was trying to get out my camera. I managed to get the camera out and then what? Depleted batteries. I couldn't do anything right today. This was one of those days, that if you were a beginner you probably would question this whole sport. Humbling experience but fun anyway.