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

Welcome to the Fishing Report from the Great Smoky Mountains. Happy Mother's Day! Rain fell yesterday but today is bright and sunny.Rain chances are very low today.

Water levels rose a little yesterday after the rain but they have already fallen back into the range it had been at. The streamflow gauge is reading 1.84 feet or 205 c.f.s. This is still below the daily normal of 235 c.f.s. Water temperatures are still good at 60F.

Byron should be on his way home from Florida today. He'll be back writing the Report tomorrow.

Dry flies have been working well in the Smokie's streams. Lighter colored patterns like Light Cahills, Sulphurs and Yellow Sally patterns have been doing the best. Sizes are #14 to #16, A great way to go is a Yellow Stimulator or Rob's Hellbender Dry with a nymph dropper.

We still have pleanty of space left in the Popper tying class with Anthony Hipps. This class is a bargain at $65. You will learn how to tie Anthony's Soft-Bodied Poppers. While not an advanced class, this class requires that you have a basic knowledge of fly tying techniques. All the tools and materials will be provided and even lunch. Please call us to reserve a spot. 865-448-9459.

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

Daniel Drake
May 11, 2014 

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