Angie Marsh fishing Cosby Creek
Cosby Creek GSMNP
Copyright 2018 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Cosby Creek Tennessee
If you like fishing a small stream that is away from the
crowds of the larger communities and most tourist, try
Cosby Creek. It is an easy and delightful little stream to

Cosby Creek is located in a fairly remote section on the
north end of the park near a community where
moonshine was more plentiful than the water in Cosby
Creek at one time. Now it is one of the fastest growing
areas surrounding the park. It is a great place to take
youngsters who are learning to fish. The trout are fairly
easy to catch.

Cosby Creek may have some traffic and it may have a
crowded campground at times, but it's not usually
crowded from a fishing standpoint. Its headwaters want
be crowded for certain. Rock Creek, Inadu, Toms and
Crying Creek are all very small brook trout streams in
the headwaters.

All but some of the lower areas of the stream are tightly
enclosed with tree limbs. It is fairly easy to get around in
the lower part of the stream below the campground.
Much of it can be fished from the banks although
keeping your fly out of the trees and bushes isn't exactly

Cosby Creek has some beautiful short runs and a few
riffles. Its pools are usually full of wild trout. Since the
trout are all wild, streambred trout, a certain amount of
caution should be used. They are easy to spook. Good
presentations are usually needed to fool them.

All the streams in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(except those closed for special projects) are open to
fishing year-round.
Springtime is a great time to fish this little trout stream.
The headwaters are the best choice for summertime
fishing on Cosby Creek.
Fall is certainly the most beautiful time to fish the
stream. The fish are always very responsive and dry fly
fishing is usually great.
Trout can be caught on all but the coldest winter days.

Fly Fishing Guide to Cosby Creek:
Cosby Creek requires small stream tactics anywhere
you fish it.
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Type of Stream

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout

Small to Medium

Great Smoky Mountains National

Nearest Towns
Knoxville, Tennessee
Townsend, Tennessee

Year - round

Very Good

Special Regulations

Non-Resident License
Either the State of Tennessee or the
State of North Carolina

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