I didn’t fish but was there 4-2 and the water levels looked ideal. I did fish a high elevation brookie stream about 30 miles SW on 4-4 and did pretty well. Interesting side note the bigger natives were hitting dries, but not the smaller fish.
The Oconoluftee flow gauge will generally give you a good idea, as it's smack dab in the middle of the NC side of the park. I don't even look at the Little River one, as sometimes the NC and TN sides could almost be on different planets as far as weather conditions go.
The creeks are kind of high right now, and they're calling for maybe 2"-3" or more rain over the weekend.
Im taking my ESN and a little 4wt bamboo for dry's. Backcountry this week. I was just going to use the 10'6 nymph rod and swap spools. Ive decided the bamboo needs some casts. Sweet little 1964 Orvis 7-4. Hopefully won't rain me out Friday. 3 days at around 2800 then move up for couple days.