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“The EXPERTS on fishing in the Smokies.”

Smoky Mountain Angler
Ranked #15 of 135 Shopping in Gatlinburg
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USA
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100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The EXPERTS on fishing in the Smokies.”
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Visited Smoky Mountain Anglers on our visit to the National Park as my son is an avid fisherman. The employees were super friendly, knowledgeable and had tremendous fly fishing expertise. Highly recommended for visitors fishing in the Smokies!

Visited April 2013
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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“A lot of fun for two newbies!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Neither my wife and I knew anything about fishing! We have been coming to the Smokies for years, and had always seen the guys in the streams throughout the park and thought it was intriguing.

This year we decided to give it a shot, and based on the reviews we saw here, we booked a 1/2 day trip. We had an excellent guide named Mark that met us in the morning at the shop. He helped us get our gear, waders, boots, etc. He then drove us out to the park and we went down to the river near the Elkmount Campgrounds.

He was helpful, and explained how to do the casting, the hook set, where to place the fly,etc.

We had a great time! We both caught 4 - 5 trout (brown and rainbow) anywhere from 4-5 inches up to about 10-11 inches.

We highly recommend Smoky Mountain Angler to anyone wanting to learn, or at least try Fly Fishing in the Smokies.

Visited August 2012
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“THE people to see for fly fishing”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

These folks are just the best! They have been most helpful in getting my husband and I stared in one of new hobbies....fly fishing. Our guide was EXCELLENT, we learned tons of things from him as well as the folks in the store. We have shopped there several times and have always had a great experience. They were very imformative & were a tremendous help in getting us set up with our gear. There are plenty of places to go buy gear from but here, well, here you also get the personal touch....and that is invaluable. We love GSA and all the folks there.

Visited May 2012
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Louisville, KY
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Nice Shop and People”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Went there to get a fishing permit for my daughter. Shop was outfitted nicely, but what was really impressive was the older gentleman that worked there. He was a really nice guy with a lot of knowledge of the area, and the type you want to buy from again. I will definitely go back.

Visited April 2012
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Help”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

my son wanted to go fishing, it was a bit confusing with all of the sites online etc... so I found this place (maybe the only one in town) they have just about everything you need. We purchased 2 rod and reels and some other items and with the help of the staff they pointed us in the right direction. - They also have rental service.

Visited December 2011
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