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
Recent rains have improved fishing conditions dramatically. Keep an eye out for afternoon thunderstorms. If you can, try to fish after they pass when water is stirred up - particularly on brown trout rivers.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Fightmaster Fly Fishing

Water flow: 178

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early and Late

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Little Yellow Sally #16 Sulfur #16 Light Cahill #14-12 March Brown #14-10 Tan Caddis #16-12 Large Golden Stone #10-6 Terrestrials

Fish species: Rainbow & brown trout

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

Nearest airport: Knoxville McGee Tyson

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

Mostly dry and getting hotter over the next several days. Expect A LOT of tourists over the holiday weekend! Try to get out early.


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