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Old 04-02-2008, 09:18 PM
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Default Goin to the Smokies, 1st timer!!

Me and a couple buddies are going back-country camping this weekend above Elkmont. We are planning on starting our hike around 1 or 2 on Friday (in the rain..) and camping until Sunday. Its all our first time fishing the smokies.. We are getting pretty pumped! Does anybody have any last minute advice to give us?? We are all first timers to the Smokies and really our main goal is to not get eaten by bears..

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
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The river may be alittle high after all this rain but still good. Don't worry about the bears.......most are still in there dens....course the ones that are out are starving!!!! LOL!!!! I would put my food up high just to be on the safe side. More for the coons than bears really. Good luck with the fishing.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:43 PM
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If I had to go with one fly, it would be the reliable Parachute Adams in a size 14 or 16. I would fish it where the fast water meets the slow water, and I would pay particular attention to the "corners", or the areas of a pool just adjacent to the main flow at the heads of the pool. Above all, keep your rod high, and try to keep as much leader off the water as possible - drag is a killer.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:46 PM
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Take plenty of nymphs and maybe some small streamers, its gonna rain a bunch I fear...
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two words...

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keep a low profile as those fish can be easily spooked
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:49 PM
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How will it be fishing the rivers around #30. That is probably the area we will be fishing around.. Do you guys think we will see alot of people/fisherman up way??

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