Hiked this creek a few days ago. Looks a lot like the upper nantahala (not the cascades..... the upper). Logistically it would be a nightmare to try to catch with water because of the hike in.
The far upper reaches supposedly run when west prong runs. For the hike up, look for 1000-1500 on the Oconoluftee for medium flows on Deep Creek. It is surely runnable much lower and higher.
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