Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler's Companion

A complete fishing guide to
America's most popular national park

Ian Rutter


The weather, geology, geographic location, entomology, native plant life, and fisheries management policies have all  combined to create daunting obstacles for the Great Smoky Mountain fly-angler. Now, Ian Rutter unlocks the secrets of this gorgeous region, including: trout streams, game fish, fishing methods, fishing seasons, catching larger trout, trout flies, and more. Some streams are closed for the study and preservation of brook trout populations, but those that are open to fishing are described individually, including fish species, productive flies and techniques, stream features, access, easy-to-read icons, and more. If you are fortunate enough to fish this beautiful, historical area of America, this handbook will be your perfect guide.

Frank Amato Publications, Portland OR 2002
Paperback, 67 pages
11  x 8 1/2 in.

Contition as new. No signs of wear.


Part I:  Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains
           How to Use this Book
           Trout Streams of the Great Smoky Mountains
           Game Fish of the Great Smoky Mountains
           Smoky Mountain Fishing Methods
           Fishing Seasons of the Great Smoky Mountains
           Fishing for Larger Trout in the Smokies
           Trout Flies for the Great Smoky Mountains

Part II: Stream Discriptions
           Bryson City, North Carolina
           Cherokee, North Carolina
           Fontana Lake, North Carolina
           Gatlinburg, Tennessee
           Maggie Valley / Waynesville, North Carolina
           Townsend, Tennessee

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