Hello, I have read and visited this forum quite a bit this past year, love the comments, suggestions and fishing reports, and I figured I would finally join as a new member and write my first entry. I've fly fished the better part of my life, mostly out west, since I grew up over in Oregon. I visited the Smokies last June for the first time with my fiancee, Regan (she grew up in Maryville and has spent alot of time in the Smokies, although I just recently started introducing her to fly fishing). I was able to fly fish some, along the Little River (the East Prong mostly), a beautiful place (caught several scrappy 7-10" bows, and a fine Brown, 16-17" on a #12 BH Green Weenie), and also checked out Road Prong with some lovely little Brookies. The Smokies is a spectacular place, full of shining streams and rivers.
Regan and I live out in Maui right now (beautiful, but not much in the way of trout fishing), but we visit the mainland whenever we can, and I'm off fly fishing whenever possible. Actually, we are getting married this October in Townsend, so I'll be heading to the Smokies chasing after trout every chance I get, and we will also be visiting earlier, in June, for a week--I'm looking forward to it!
By the way, I was wondering if anyone knew of fishing up along Meigs Creek. I figured the stream might hold Brookies above the falls near the Little River, but I didn't find any trout in the stretch I fished, not far above the falls, last June...any suggestions?
Well, hey to all again, love the site, and glad to be a new member!