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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for Forney Creek (GSMNP) North
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing. You could get by
using a 5 weight floating fly line for everything. Many anglers that fish heavy nymphs and
streamers would want a 6 weight fly line but it would not be absolutely necessary.
I would suggest a rod in a medium fast to fast action for the 4, 5 and 6 weight lines. We think
nine foot is the best length.
The reels for the four, five and six weight lines should have good drags and be as light as
possible. A disc drag that adjust in fine increments and is smooth would be best.
You should probably be using at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park There are situation where you would want to go up to 9 feet.
I would suggest having them in sizes ranging from 1X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry
flies and midges, in both the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 1X to 6X.
Waders are necessary for the Forney Creek unless the water is warm enough for you to wet
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.
Naturally we recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best flies you can
purchase. They have been tested in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park more than
anywhere. You should have flies for the insects our hatch charts call for during the time you
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Forney Creek, North
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Floating 4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5X, Nymphing: 71/2 ft., 3 or 4X,
Dry fly: 5X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X, Streamer
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five or
For 4, 5 or 6 Size Fly Lines
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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