After work yesterday, I headed to The Great Smoky Mountain National park to hit a few holes. I went with the intention of just catching a few fish, to scratch the itch of not hitting the water for a few days.  Little did I know that it was going to be an excellent few hours of fishing. The evening started off with not catching much. I saw some hatches of Blue Wing Olives, Quills, and some Caddis. "Great, I messed up" I thought, because I brought my Euro Nymphing rod and set up. Yet despite all those hatches, there weren't many fish rising. I knew I still had a chance. Euro nymphing with two heavy nymphs, I landed a nice little Rainbow, a Brown, one more Brown.... then came this girl.....
I was ecstatic when she was hooked, because I knew it was a fantastic fish from the Smokies. At that point, I was satisfied enough to go home, but I was only a few holes below the vehicle. I decided to just finish the stretch out, and thankfully I did because that is when I landed this slab of Smoky Mountain Butter...
I really couldn't have asked for more from a quick, after work fishing trip. It just goes to show, that you never know what beauties are hiding in the Smokies. Stop by the shop to find out what flies are in season so you can get out and find some Smoky Mountain Butter of your own!