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Old 02-18-2010, 05:44 PM
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Default Brook trout in march

I'm planning a trip to the smokies in late March. I was wondering if there were any good day trips to streams with brook trout. Is there anything under a two mile hike?
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:09 PM
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bias5246--There are lots of places--on the Tennessee side try Road Prong or Walker Camp Prong; on the N. C. side Kanati Fork or Straight Fork around the "million dollar bridge." There are lots of other places noted in my recent book.
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P. S. Incidentally, a warm day in March can be a joy on specks. You don't have so much trouble with overhanging vegetation as is the case when deciduous trees leaf out, and if it is sunny and in the 60s you get surface action.
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You can almost fall out your car into one of the streams Mr. Casada mentioned.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:35 PM
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I did onetime at Straight Fork.
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You can almost fall out your car into one of the streams Mr. Casada mentioned.
My wife would just shove me out of the car, without even slowing down.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:15 PM
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Hey, thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll have to try those out.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:10 PM
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Also, what would you recommend fly wise? I assume BWOs, Blue Quill, Quill Gordons? Anything else? What about the a dropper? Pheasant tail, Zug Bugs, or Princes?
Thanks for the info! I can't wait until March!!
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Parachute Adams and darker Elk Hair caddis as well.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:31 AM
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Cosby or Indian creeks are good that time of year as well. Had a stellar trip last year second weekend of March. Flashback olive hares ears, tellicos, and by mid morning we were using#16 black, tan, and lime caddis. Lots of little stones, and caddis out. Not many mayflies saw maybe adozen or so Quill Gordons all weekend. Water temps were in the 40ies managed one temp reading of 50.2 Sun morning. Water temps will be cool but brookies are very tolerant of the cold.

On a really good note we had all the campsites and water to ourselves.
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Bones and bias5246--One clarification. You mean (or at least I assume you mean) the Indian Creek on the Tennessee side. There are no specks in the Indian Creek which is a major feeder of Deep Creek on the N. C. side, or at least if there are I've never caught one (and that's where I cut my fly-fishing teeth). It is a fine little stream for 'bows, though. Cosby Creek is an excellent suggestion.
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