Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Great Smoky Mountains - Low Elevation, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fall has finally arrived and water temps are great. Thanks to an unusually wet early fall, water levels are better than usual, too! Stick with the nymphs early in the day and expect to see more risers in the afternoon.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 16 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Fightmaster Fly Fishing

Water flow: 278 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 59 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:

Yellow Caddis #16 Ginger Caddis #10 Tan Caddis #14 Isonychia #14-12 Terrestrials

Fish species: Rainbow & brown trout

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

Nearest airport: Asheville Regional, Knoxville McGee Tyson

Great Smoky Mountains, Low Elevation Description

This page details the lower elevation (1500' - 3000') bodies of water on the North Carolina 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 North Carolina side of the park include the Oconaluftee 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

Cool and mostly dry. Should be a great week ahead!

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