"Followed by highway for much of its length, this is nonetheless one fine trout stream. The Little River is, perhaps, the quintessential Smoky Mountain trout stream. But it is more than a single river.
The largest fork, or “prong” in mountain parlance, is the East which draws its waters from the flanks of a quartet of 6,000-foot-plus mountains along the Old Smoky’s backbone. But so too does the Middle Prong which passes through the environmental center at Tremont, and the West Prong which rises on ridges named “Defeat” and “Doghobble” on the slopes of Thunderhead. Yet, when most Tennessee and Tar Heel anglers talk about the Little River, they mean the East Prong, and that’s the one that gets most of the attention. Species: Brown, rainbow. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing."