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Old 03-04-2007, 08:20 PM
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Default Great Fly Shop And Great Town(send)!

My wife and I have been coming to the Smokies (mostly Townsend) for twenty years now. Usually a week in mid-May and a week in mid-September. I sure hope I can retire down there. I have only been fly fishing for about four years seriously. I love to read the daily outlook for fishing on your site everyday. They moved Troutfest to mid-May this year, so I will finally get to be there! My wife and I are not afraid to hike, so if anyone will depart with info on remote fishing spots in the Smokies, I wouldn't mind hearing about them. Keep up the good work!
"Your stature as a fly fisherman isn't determined by how big a trout you can catch, but by how small a trout you can catch without being disappointed, and, of course, without losing the faith that there's a bigger one in there." -John Gierach
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:08 PM
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Welcome to the board! If you want to find some good remote water, just grab a map of the park, find a decent sized stream with a good trail and start walking. Go at LEAST a couple of miles from the trailhead and for even better fishing, go 4-5 miles or more.
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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Old 03-04-2007, 10:56 PM
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Welcome Brutus,

I've done alot of hiking and backcountry camping and my map is my best friend! As I always say " Plan your hike and hike your plan!" I pick out a blue line and let the exploration begin. I say this because If you plan your own hike/fish you are more likely not to see anyone else and hopefully encounter some virgin water. IMHO, the more remote the better! Good luck to you and happy hiking/fishing.

* Many times going "off trail" with give you some fatastic fishing and vistas!
"Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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Old 03-04-2007, 11:01 PM
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Brutus, oh my gosh...where to start? There are SO many trails that follow streams...and Byron and I have hiked and camped on and fished many of them. We would be so happy to show you the way! I am sure with your time spent in the Park you already know them all. But, either give us a call, or come by the shop and we can highlight a map...or just wait...many members of this board will chime in, I am sure! Back country fishing is great because many people won't take the time to go there. If you are willing to hike for dumb fish, you are in!

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