The Ramblings of a Fly Fisherman

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Alyssa and I visited Great Smoky Mountain National Park last week.  We fished the various streams on the Tennessee side and were pleasantly surprised at the number of wild brook trout that were willing to take our flies.   The primary streams that we focused our efforts on were located near Elkmont and Greenbrier. This area had a number of quiet trails that were secluded and lacked the volume of traffic seen in other areas of the park.  Much of the fishable water was limited to pockets, but those pockets were teaming with hungry trout ranging from 6 to 12 inches in size.  The most effective patterns that we used were pheasant tails, prince nymphs, and hoppers.  What I liked most about this area was the scenery.  The area was beautiful, the water was clean and clear, and our lines were tight….  It was a great trip.

Here are a few pictures taken on our trip!