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Well its been a while folks, but about 3 weeks i returned from a trip to the Smoky mountains. Was a family trip, wife and her parents and brother, so it wasnt pure fishing, however I managed to get out for 2 solid days of hard fishing and made it work. Weather was sketchy, cool and rain everyday. First day when I actually got to fish where I wanted to ( father in law wanted big water so we tried that a couple hours but i was bored and unammused ) So i hopped in the car and set off. last time I was in the smokys was 05, and i got a map that showed a bunch of water closed to brook trout fishing, my new map had these all shown as open now. I headed to the closest one, figuring either the brooks came back or the rainbows snuffed them all out. The creek was small, shallow, CLEAR and technical. Tied on a yellow humpy, let the bamboo do its thing and 1st cast into a pool....

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First brookie of the smokies. Over the next hour i continued up the stream catching fish per pool and it was so good i went back early the next day. started out lower, fished almost up to the head waters, saw 2 bears and caught probably 3 dozen brookies over the course of 5- hours fishing in 2 days. I was very content, now on to more fish pictures, only a few but I cant upload more.

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That almost looked familiar, does that creek name start with an 'A'? beautiful, just beautiful!
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I dont think so but it might because its not named on the map i have. it starts with a Waterfall though, outside of Gatlinburg but in the national park.
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Beautiful color on those brookies! Looks like a beautiful place!
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Seeing these wonderful pics makes me sad thinking about how much time I spent goofing off in that area before I started fly fishing.

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Pretty little Fish,from my experience Brookies really belt the Flies.
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Yup, some of the little bitty guys came completely out of the water when they would hit the fly.
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Those brookies' colors are awesome! Great trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Seeing these wonderful pics makes me sad thinking about how much time I spent goofing off in that area before I started fly fishing.

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Very nice and some beautiful brooks.
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