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TeddypMarch 20th, 2009, 11:14 am
North Carolina

Posts: 18
Anyone in the Carolina's been to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park lately? I'm going in the morning and just wondering if any readers/posters are in my neck of the woods and can tell me if they've been up there lately.

MartinlfMarch 20th, 2009, 12:31 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
It's been years for me, but I'd love to hear a fishin' report after you get back.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonMarch 20th, 2009, 3:41 pm
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350

I'd suggest you email James Marsh. He is (or was) a member of this forum. He has a website titled Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and its home page has a link for contacting him.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
TeddypMarch 20th, 2009, 6:20 pm
North Carolina

Posts: 18
Thanks for the input, and website. Haven't seen that one yet. Hopefully I'll have a report up and with any luck, some trout.

Thanks y'all!

TeddypMarch 24th, 2009, 8:42 am
North Carolina

Posts: 18
I wish I had a better report, but I got skunked at the park. The morning was about 25 degrees, cooler than it had been the rest of the week. It turned into a great day with lots of sun. The water was running fast and clear, and there were a lot of bugs on top, just no fish taking them.

I missed a nice fish on a flymph. He wouldn't move again. I then missed another on a size 24 midge dropper.

All and all a great day, and I'm just starting the season a little early with high expectations. I'll be back in warmer weather, that's for sure!

MartinlfMarch 25th, 2009, 3:56 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Hi Ted,

Cold days are tough. I got skunked my first day out this season with lots of snow and temps in the low to mid 20's. But just being out, wetting a line, and seeing that flash of a fish is magic. Warmer days and more hookups are ahead for sure for all of us. Thanks for the report. And Taxon, thanks for the website!!


"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
RleePMarch 26th, 2009, 6:19 am
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

Posts: 398
Mr. Marsh's web site is a winner. The best I've seen on the park from a fishing perspective.

Thanks, Roger..

I lived in Charlotte for a few years in the 80's and was over fishing virtually every weekend. Not so much in the Park as in the Pisgah and Nantahala NF's. I really love it down there. From a scenery and can't-wait-to-see what's-around-the-next-bend small water fishing perspective, it's my favorite place anywhere.

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