Great Smoky Mountains - High Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Great Smoky Mountains - High Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Water levels are normal and water temps are perfect. Fishing is great all day but stay late to catch some of the better hatches.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Fightmaster Fly Fishing

Water flow: 100 cfs - approximate

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulfur #16 Yellow Sally #16 March Brown #12 Terrestrials

Fish species: Rainbow & brook trout

Fishing season: Open year round. Peaks in Spring & Fall

Nearest airport: Knoxville McGee Tyson

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Great Smoky Mountains, High Elevation Description

This page details the higher elevation (3000' and higher) bodies of water on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Certainly this covers a lot of water but while you may find slight variations in temperature and flow from stream to stream, this should serve as a fairly accurate baseline. Notable high elevation watersheds on the Tennessee side of the park include the Fish Camp Prong, Goshen ...

Techniques & Tips

Approach & presentation is the name of the game here. These fish don't often get overly selective on fly patterns, but they spook easily and won't tolerate a bad drift! Fish upstream, dress in earth-tone clothing, and keep a low profile. Stay back and make longer casts in slow pools. Get closer and keep as much line off the water when fishing pocket water.

7-Day Forecast

Rain expected this weekend but shouldn't have tremendous impact on water levels. Mild temperatures expected over the next several days, too. Should be a great week ahead!

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