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View Poll Results: When you think of fishing "Greenbrier," which best defines the waters?
From Greenbrier park entrance to confluence with Porters Creek 3 15.79%
From confluence with Porters Creek in the direction of Ramsay Prong 1 5.26%
All the drainage other than Porters Creek 2 10.53%
All the drainage including Porters Creek 13 68.42%
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:52 AM
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Default Where on earth is Greenbrier?

Just curious what fishing "Greenbrier" means to members. Please use the poll above.

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Old 08-09-2010, 10:55 AM
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As long as I have been fishing ... and this summer marks the golden anniversary of my first trout on a fly in Greenbrier...the term Greenbrier refers to any of the waters that are found withing the Greenbrier Cove that come to make up the Little Pigeon rive as if flows from the Park...for years I only knew that I had caught my first trout in Greenbrier and it wasn't until thirty years later that I realized that I was on Porter's Creek...even when you could drive up to the forks of Ramsey Prong we would be fishing in Greenbrier...just like fishing Elkmont could put you in Jakes Creek, Fish Camp Prong, Goshen Prong or Rough Creek...
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:23 PM
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Rog 1, I'm with you.

I've read/heard references to Greenbrier Creek. What do you suppose this refers to?

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Could be confusion over Little Brier Branch at Metcalf bottoms because of Little Greenbrier Road and bridge that crosses there as well as the Little Greenbrier Trial in that area? That's my best guess.
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Yes, that could be.

Then in his book, "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park" Kevin Adams makes reference to "Campsite 34 right beside Greenbrier Creek."

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Yes, that could be.

Then in his book, "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park" Kevin Adams makes reference to "Campsite 34 right beside Greenbrier Creek."

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I believe the little stream that flows into Hen Wallow Creek outside of Cosby is called Greenbriar Creek.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:54 PM
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Thanks, Grannyknot, you are right on re. Greenbrier Creek's location. I confess that my bringing it up was chasing a dace , but I have read that some locals back in the day referred to a least some portion of the Little Pigeon and/or Middle Prong as Greenbrier Creek also.

I'm interested in what streams in Greenbrier Cove are referred to present day so I can best label the individual detailed maps being developed in the Little Pigeon drainage.
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I've been reading the Smoky Mountain Hiking Clubs books from the 40's and I think it refers generally to the area, and more specificly where there are Thick Briers. The areas they were talking about being thick were areas that were logged and I'm sure had much more light & much more Briers than there are now. Not that the Smokies "lacks briers" of anything. Since the Cabin in the Brier was up Porter's I'm sure that area must also be included Just my 2 cents.
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James, good stuff on a sticky subject.

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