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The Details

Top Three Flies: For
summertime smallmouths,
Revercomb recommends
Size 8 hellgrammites, Size 6
Clouser streamers, and Size 6
grasshopper patterns.
Interesting Birds: Tom
Beaman, sales associate for
Lee Hartman & Sons, says the
uncommon black-crowned
night heron can sometimes be
spotted on this float. Canada
geese and mallards are quite
common.
Access Points: Put in is on
river left in Smith Park off Wiley
Drive. Take out is in Vinton at
the river left Tinker Creek Third
Street concrete ramp.

SMITH PARK TO
TINKER CREEK
(6.1 miles)

The Smith Park excursion could not be more different
from the Rotary one.
"This is an urban float," says Revercomb. "You'll
see the Roanoke Star, Roanoke Memorial Hospital,
and quite a bit of the city. Yet the smallmouth bass
fishing is very good. The Smith Park trip is also ideal
for beginning paddlers with just riffles and a few
easy Class I rapids."
The Roanoke River Greenway offers access as well
to those individuals who might want to come to
the waterway to wade fish. Also, make sure you put
in below or portage around the low-water bridges
at Smith Park.

CONTACTS:
Deaddriftva.com
Roanokemountainadventures.com
VC&NS: vacanals.org

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