05/21/11
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 Duns
The Eastern Pale Evening Duns are usually incorrectly called "Sulphurs" by many
local Smoky Mountain anglers. Both EPEDs and true Sulphurs exist in the streams
but the EPEDs are much more plentiful because are found in faster water than the
slightly smaller Sulphurs. As mentioned in previous articles, both are crawler
nymphs and neither of them prefer fast water, rather the marginal areas of
moderate to slower flows.




















Male (big tomato eyes) and female Eastern Pale Evening Duns

























Male Eastern Pale Evening Dun showing the more tannish yellow color of the EPED
as opposed to the more Sulphur color of the true Sulphur


























Female (little eyes) Eastern Pale Evening Dun

By the way, in case any of you confuse these with the Light Cahills "clinger
nymphs", also hatching now, it is very easy to tell the difference in them and the
Sulphurs and Eastern Pale Evening Duns. The duns of the Light Cahills have only
two tails. The EPED and Sulphurs have three.

























Writing about the number of tails this morning, made me realize the
Perfect Fly
imitation of the Eastern Pale Evening Dun appears to only have two tails in the
photo used on our website. That's because two of the tails happen to be directly in
line with each other, hence the wider top line of the two tails shown above. I need to
re-shoot this image because the flies actually have three split nylon tails same in
number as the naturals.

2011 James Marsh