05/16/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2  .  Green Sedges (Caddis)
3.    Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
4.    Little Sister Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
5.    LIght Cahills
6.    Little Short-horned Sedges
7.    American March Browns
8.    Pale Evening Duns
9.    Giant Black Stoneflies
10.  Little Yellow Stoneflies
11.  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
12.  Inch Worms


A Short Update of Fly Fishing The Smokies

Sorry I am late writing this and sorry I have little time to write about  anything of
much value. Well, I have plenty of things to write about but I'm tired and sore this
morning from all the loading and unloading I helped do this weekend. I can handle
the flies easily, but the 75 pound tables, boxes of DVD, etc. don't feel the same as
they did twenty years ago. The earth's gravity must be increasing without changing
the weight value.

I normally write these articles in advance and sometimes, days in advance if I'm not
in a position to do so from my office. I can actually write and download them to the
web on the road, even in remote locations. In those situations, it's usually the time it
takes to do it that's the problem rather than the technical problems involved with
doing it from other locations. Some of you may not know this, but you can access
any computer from any location where you have access to another computer,
provided you have the right software. Once you do, you can work on your home
computer from the remote computer just as if you were at home or your office. The
information is stored on your home or office computer just as if you were there. My
problem is when I'm out of town, I'm usually busy with whatever I am out of town
doing and don't take the time to use this feature.

This morning I am in my office but running far behind and in addition, very tired
from Troutfest. This year I had an extra person in our booth (myself and two more)
and still, at times, we had people waiting to be helped to make a purchase. All in all,
the show seemed to go well. I meet a lot of people and saw many there I already
knew.

Little Yellow Stoneflies are hatching in the park, along with Light Cahills and Green
Sedges. All are hatching in good numbers from the reports I got from anglers that
visited our booth. Golden Stoneflies are also just starting to hatch. Of course
there's still some March Browns coming off in sparse quantities. Just remember the
spinner fall will concentrate these insects and make fishing easy the last hour or
two of the day.

We have a new Perfect Fly Cicada fly we introduced at the show. We sold a lot of
them even though, as far as I know, they haven't started to emerge in the Smokies.
Several anglers told me they were in some streams in North Georgia and the
Hiwassee River which means they should be hatching as far North as the Smokies
very soon.

There was this young man who purchased some of the Cicadas Saturday morning
that ran in yesterday afternoon after we had taken down half the booth wanting
more. He said he ran out of them. When he paid for the flies he actually ran out the
tent as if he was in a big rush to get back to wherever he was using them. We didn't
even get to ask if he caught trout, hung them up on tree limbs and lost them or
what, but I assume he was catching fish with the fly or he wouldn't have gone to that
much trouble to come back. Maybe in was in Little River in the stocked area but that
is only a guess. I really have no idea and didn't even get to ask him if he saw any
real Cicadas. One guy who lives very near the Hiwassee River said they had to shut
the windows and turn up their TV to hear over the noise.

I will try to get a picture of the fly on here by tomorrow. I haven't even added it to
the Perfect Fly site so that it can be purchased online.



2011 James Marsh