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Old 04-28-2011, 04:45 PM
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I joined this forum about a week ago originally because I'm going down to the Smoky Mountains in June and wanted to learn more about the sport of fly fishing and the art of fly tying. I was down there last year with my wife on our one year wedding anniversary. There were so many things we wanted to do but we ran out of time, and wanting to fly fish was one of them. My home waters are in East-Central Illinois with only one state park, in my area, stocking trout in one of their lakes. I'm currently pan-fish, bass & catfish angler. I'm wanting to add fly fishing and fly tying to my arsenal. Thanks for reading.

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:09 PM
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Welcome Kevin, you joined an awesome site.

Grab a bite to eat, pull up a chair and the bathroom is just down the hall to the left.

I fish in the GSMNP often and really enjoy it. There is a group of us heading there on May 13-15 for the Troutfest Troutfest Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Exposition in Townsend. TN. Keep that in mind for any future trips to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Let me know if I can help you with any information.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:53 AM
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Kevin.You've come to the right place to start flyfishing and flytying
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:17 AM
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Welcome Kevin to a sport of never ending addiction. Lot's of good guys(and gals) here and much info.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:48 PM
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Kevin. Looking forward to your posts.
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Hey Kevin welcome to the forum-- glad you found us.

I only fished down there a couple times near Gatlinburg but found this book to be helpful, especially since it pointed out different streams and watersheds to explore away from the crowds and inner tubers and how to access them. And it looks like you can get new copies for $3.88?:

Amazon.com: Fly-Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains (9780897322355): Don Kirk: Books Amazon.com: Fly-Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains (9780897322355): Don Kirk: Books

Keep asking questions-- you'll probably have a ton as you get into fly fishing tying, and popperfly is a great resource for you on fishing the GSMNP.
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