Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Great Smoky Mountains, TN
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Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Focus on riffles and pockets and try to get out there early.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 120 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 66 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early & Late

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Beetles #14 - 12 Ants #18 - 14 Hoppers #14 - 10 Yellow Sally #16 Tan Caddis #16 - 12 Dun Caddis #18 Large Golden Stone #10 - 6

Fish species: Rainbow & brown trout

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

Nearest airport: Knoxville McGee Tyson

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Great Smoky Mountains, Low Elevation Description

This page details the lower elevation (1500' - 3000') 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 low elevation watersheds on the Tennessee side of the park include Little River, Pigeon River, ...

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

Pretty hot week ahead. May be a little slow in the low elevations.

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