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The Fishing Report 04/29/21 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 9:30 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second

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Rainfall 2021 YTD Knoxville Apt
Rainfall Normal YTD Knoxville Apt

59 Fahrenheit
1.93 Feet 176 CFS
6:46
8:21
17.17"
16.66"

 
 
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Townsend, Tennessee - Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina

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Welcome to the Fishing Report from Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains.  It is going to be a warm spring day here on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.  Rain is coming tonight which will be good for the streams.  Ideally we get rain every several days to keep the water levels consistent without getting to high or low.

The Little River is currently flowing at 1.93 feet or 176 c.f.s.  This is near the daily normal of 251 c.f.s.  Be sneaky and careful when approaching the stream.  Noise and vibrations travel a long way through water.

Water temperatures are good at 59F.  They shouldn't rise too high over the next several days.  Current temps will have the trout plenty active.

Fishing in the Smokies has been good in general.  People who are out on the stream really early are having a hard time.  Evening is getting to be a great time to fish.  There has been a wide variety of insects hatching throughout the day.  Just because you don't see bugs in a pool doesn't mean the trout aren't willing to rise.

The Clinch has had some good flows for wading.  Looking around Facebook I've seen photos of great fish from the tailwaters.  The hardest choice right now may be where to go.  Do you drive to the mountains and chase little wild trout or venture to the big water in search of a trophy.

We received some new items yesterday.  One is the Redington TILT reel.  This is a reel made for Euro Nymphing rods.  The design features a narrow frame with a very large arbor.  The frame is full cage to keep the thing lines from escaping.  It is a heavy reel at 8.8 oz to balance out on long rods.  The key feature of the reel is that it has 3, 1 oz weights on it that can be removed to change the balance of the rod and reel.  This lets you fine tune your set up.

We also received the new Sage Sense rod which is Sage's new 10' 3wt euro rod.  It is softer along the length of the rod giving a different action and feel from the Syndicate and other rods we have.  It is $575.

There is a new version of the RIO SHORTY euro line.  The big difference is instead of a loop on the end of the line it has 14 feet of sighter line fused into it making a smooth transition from line to leader.  All you need to do is tie on a tippet ring and however much tippet you want and you are ready to fish.

If you are planning a trip to the mountains tomorrow be sure to check the stream flow gauge tomorrow before you go.  The forecast is only calling for 1/4 inch of rain but until it is done we won't know how the stream change.

Have a great day and thank you for being here with us.

Daniel Drake
April 29, 2021

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It is that time of year again.  The Basket Auction for Nurses Week at UT Medical Center is May 3-7. The  baskets will be displayed in the gift shop window At UT Medical Center, in the lobby, and bidding will end Friday, May 7th at noon.

The basket of interest is the "Custom Walter Babb Fly Fishing Basket - Fly Rod and Tied Flies".
Included in the basket is:
Custom 7'9" 2 piece single tip 5 weight bamboo fly rod built by Walter Babb ($850 value, plus a one year wait list for custom rod).  The rod is called the Bradley Fork, a good all-around fly rod for mountain streams or tailwaters.  One of Walter's favorite fly rods.
Hand Tied flies by Walter Babb ($166 value) Includes 4 Dozen Dry Flies: Quill Gordons, Adams, Grey Fox, and Pale Evening Dun (retail value $96). Also includes smallmouth flies with assorted clouser minnows and craw chief (retail value $70).
Total value of the basket: $1,016

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