05/20/11
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.    Eastern Pale Evening Duns
9.    Sulphurs
10.  Little Yellow Stoneflies
11.  Giant Black Stoneflies
12.  Golden Stoneflies
13.  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
14.  Inch Worms

Eastern Pale Evening Dun Emergers
In the Smokies, the Eastern Pale Evening duns usually hatch in the afternoons
around 3:00 PM.  This is a mayfly that hatches in the surface skim and for that
reason, emerger imitations that float just under the surface skim tend to work very
well. When the nymphs are ready to emerge they propel themselves to the surface
where they shed their nymphal shucks, dry their wings and depart the water as
duns.

Remember, these mayflies hatch in slow to moderate water, not fast water. The
water is sometimes fairly smooth or slick, especially when they are hatching in the
tail ends of pools and the calm water of large pockets.

Both the "Perfect Fly" Eastern Pale Evening Dun Emerger and the Emerger with the
trailing shuck, should be presented in the surface skim of the slower moving water
adjacent to the moderate ripples and runs where the crawler nymphs are found
during the hatch. Usually, these flies will outperform imitations of the dun but the
flies are a little more difficult to fish because they are not as visible to the angler as
the dun.

Although we mostly use an up and across presentation, a down and across, on the
swing presentation is often the best way to get the fly to trout feeding on the
emerging nymphs in some smooth water situations of pools. It strictly depends on
the water. Usually, a light, long leader and tippet are required. We recommend
leaders from nine to twelve feet in length and of size 6X.
























This is the Perfect Fly EPED plain emerger. It floats by the CDC wing with the tail
and the hook hanging down, not level like shown in the picture. You do not dress
the biot or CDC wing.
























This is the Perfect Fly EPED Emerger with a trailing shuck. It floats flush in the
surface skim more like a dry fly and is slightly easier to see than the plain emerger.
You can dress the biot but not the CDC wing. This is an old picture of a rejected fly
I need to change. The head of the fly is not the correct color. The TS flies head is
actually the same color of the one above.



2011 James Marsh