Smoky Mountain National Park

Fly Fishing Smoky Mountain National Park

Fly fishing Smoky Mountain National Park is an incredible natural adventure for everyone.  The beauty is breathtaking wherever you look.  The terrain, trees, wildflowers, wildlife, streams, the quiet and on and on.

 

Straight Fork in Smoky Mountain National Park
Straight Fork in Smoky Mountain National Park

Fly fishing Smoky Mountain National Park…for fly fishers, is an endless collection of streams holding wild trout.  The GSMNP does not stock fish.  The North Carolina fishing license will give you permission to fish anywhere in the Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.

From Western NC you can enter the Park from Bryson City to fish Deep Creek, from Cherokee the Straight Fork, Bradley Creek, Chastain, Oconoluftee etc, from Maggie Valley to fish the Cataloochee.

For fly fishers it is an endless collection of streams holding wild trout.  The GSMP does not stock fish.  The North Carolina fishing license will give you permission to fish anywhere in the Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Since these trails and streams seem to go on forever it is a good idea to try to fish with a companion and let those at home know where you are fishing.  I can stress enough the importance of exercising caution and the best safety measures while in the Park.  It is remote, wild and can lead to injuries or worse.

 

Straight Fork in Smoky Mountain National Park
Bradley Creek in Smoky Mountain National Park

I would suggest a 2 or 3 wt rod 6-6 1/2 ft long.  Exercise the greatest stealth as these wild trout are very spooky.  They have lived in this predatory atmosphere since birth and are fine tuned to the slightest sound, vibration from in and out of the water.  Their vision is good to about  small 30 degree window directly behind them.  If you do not usually bring these items along in other waters, be sure to include a: whistle, small led light, small first aid kit, visible (florescent colored tape) marker at road where you entered, wading staff, water, a butane lighter in a zip lock bag, a spray container of Bear Repellent, light rain jacket.  If you are going to stay overnight, you need to notify the park officials first.

Wild Brookie caught fly fishing the Smoky Mountain National Park
Wild Brookie caught fly fishing the Smoky Mountain National Park

I am going to continue to add to this page for more information on the Park as time allows, but if you need additional information on fishing in the Park, please don’t hesitate to call me and hopefully I can direct you in the right direction. This beautiful wild Brook Trout (“Brookie”, “Speck” awaits you…..he has a very large family who also await you.  Don’t delay, book today.

Book a guided fly fishing trip to the Smoky Mountain National Park today….828.342.6480

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