Creek fishing in the Smokies is superb this time of year. A short hike into the backcountry will not only get you away from other anglers and roadside tourists, but will also get you into eager fish. Wet wading is the comfortable way to go and the fish typically rise well to dry flies. Attractors like #16 Parachute Adams, Stimulators, and Wulffs usually get the job done. Major hatch activity has wrapped up by now but watch for egg-laying flights of Yellow Sallies late in the evening. The best fishing will be at elevations of 3000' and higher, but lower elevation streams are good. Most of these streams have rainbow trout but many have brookies and/or browns.