Fly Fishing/Hiking in the
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
August 2-5 2018
Trip Leaders: Dennis Wright and Mary Weerts
Type of Trip: Fly Fishing, Hiking
Cancellation Date and full payment: June 1, 2018
Maximum number: 8
Minimum number: 8
Wilderness Level: 2
Difficulty: Moderate Level (600 ft Elevation change)
Join us for the first CIWC Fly Fishing/Hiking Trip. The Smoky Mountain National Park has some of the best wild trout fishing (brook, rainbow and browns) in the Southeastern US.
2 Professional Fly Fishing guides Ian & Charity Rutter (authored 4 books on trout fishing) of R&R guide service (the most professional guide service in the smoky mts.) on Sat will provide a full day of trout fishing in the Mountains plus lunch. This trip is for the advanced and beginner fly fishers.
We will meet at 12 noon on 8/2/18, and drive to Townsend, TN. Dinner will be at a local restaurant ( at your expense ). We will stay at the Riverstone/Annie’s House/motel (double occupancy, separate beds). The deck overlooks the trout stream, the yard has lawn chairs, fire pit, swimming pool (bring swimsuit), picnic tables. Annie’s House has TV’s and full cooking facilities. The temperature, varies in the 80’s (day), 70’s (night), bring bug spray, hiking shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Rain gear, just in case. Water bottles & water will be provided, as well as 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners (CIWC prepared). Bring snacks for hikes. Evening “camp” fires. Creek stomping if desired.
Friday will be hiking as a group to Abrams Falls (5mile loop), maybe see some bears with cubs. lunch will be hot dogs cooked in the park then explore Cades Cove
Saturday will be a split day of fishing and hiking. 4 people will fish from 8-12 while 4 people will hike to Lynn Falls (5 mile loop with cascading waterfalls). All meet with the guides for lunch.The afternoon group will fish from 1-5 while the morning fishers will hike to Lynn Falls. There will 2 people fishing with 1 guide.
Sunday after a continental breakfast, drive back to indy, leave around 9am and arrive indy around 3pm. Must buy a 3day fishing license, buy online for 40.50 per person. All fishing equipment is provided. Free Fly Fishing Lessons at Holiday Park outside on the lawn June 9, 2018 between 9am and 1pm. Exact location to tbd.
All fishing equipment is provided. Gina Kiesler and Dennis Wright instructors.