Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Stream levels and temperatures are in pretty good shape now. Nymphing is still probably your best bet, particularly in the morning. With water levels stabilizing, the dry fly fishing should get more consistent, especially in the afternoon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Fightmaster Fly Fishing

Water flow: 332 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Light Hendrickson #12 Blue Quill #18-16 Red Quill #14-12 Dun Caddis #16 Quill Gordon #14-12

Fish species: Rainbow & brown trout

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

Nearest airport: Knoxville McGee Tyson

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Rain and thunderstorms are expected Saturday. That could impact water levels so keep an eye on those gauges. Otherwise, the week ahead is looking pretty good.


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