06/10/11
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.  Little Green Stoneflies
12.  Golden Stoneflies
13.  Slate Drakes
14.  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
15.  Inch Worms
16.  Grasshoppers
17.  Ants
18.  Beetles

Current Weather and Stream Conditions
Great news! It rained. According to the precipitation map, the rain was reasonalbly
extensive with over an inch falling in some places. It looks like the Little Pigeon
River and Middle Fork of Little Pigeon River did well. Little River got a bump and is
currently flowing at 133 cfs. The Oconaluftee and Cataloochee Rivers are also in
much better shape as a result of yesterdays and last nights rain. Most importantly,
we still have some very good chances of rain today and through the weekend.

Nest week's forecast is also good. It appears the heat wave will be gone and the
daily highs will return to more normal temperatures.


Little Green Stonefly Adults
Little Green Stonefly (Chloroperlidae Family) adults lay their eggs during the
daylight hours, usually in the afternoon, but are much more prone to do so late in
the day. They do sometimes continue on into the evening hours. Normally,
this activity isn't all that intense but can be at any given isolated location. If you
observe any activity you should certainly try the dry imitation of the adult.

Looking back at our information on the Perfect Fly website I noticed we wrote that
we found some occasions where the egg layers were in full swing in the late
afternoons during approaching thunderstorms. I continued to write that we were
able to catch several trout on an adult imitation each time. Those particular hatches
took place in mid June two straight years in a row in Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. I am not sure which species of Little Green Stoneflies they were but I
did note that they were hatching in the moderately flowing water, not fast moving
pocket water.

I would suggest that you always carry at least a few of Little Green Adult imitations
in case you encounter a hatch of Little Green Stoneflies. In most cases, an up and
across presentation of an adult imitation works. The females usually deposit their
eggs at the ends of the pools. You may find them in other locations where the water
flows moderately.

























Perfect Fly
Little Green Stonefly

2011 James Marsh