Small stream tenkara is alive and well in the North Georgia mountains. I am still getting to know the area, and the blue lines on local maps could take up several lifetimes if one wanted to know them all intimately. I have a stream, a "home water" that is close to my house and contains wild trout. Sure, there's a tailrace downtown holding some monster fish, but these jewels give me far more pleasure.
Patterns are simple, as these fish fight tooth and nail to cling to life.
I know there will be more productive streams, perhaps a few containing native brookies, but there is something to be said for one's home waters.