07/07/11
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.    Cream Cahills
6.    Sulphurs
7.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
8.    Little Green Stoneflies
9.    Golden Stoneflies
10.  Slate Drakes
11.  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
12.  Inch Worms
13.  Grasshoppers
14.  Ants
15.  Beetles

Sorry, AT&T Internet Service Was Out All Day Until About
4:00PM Yesterday - Couldn't Post An Article


Big Trout - Little Trout?
My recent guest, Christopher Tobias, a steelhead guide on New York's Salmon River
for three years, wrote the following on his favorite forum about the Smokies. You can
click through the post he and others made about the trip at the threads at the top of
the page.
http://www.njflyfishing.com/vBulletin/f106-all-other-states/t21827-smoky-mountains.html
This should well indicate just how much highly experienced fly fishing anglers love
fishing Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Chris served 8 years in the Marines with 3 tours of duty overseas including Iraq. He
guided 3 years after getting out of the Marines and just over a year ago, signed up
with the Army. He will be headed to Afghanistan for another overseas tour of duty.
When his 3 year Army duty is finished (just over a year and a half from now) he plans
on guiding for trout 6 months of the year and steelhead for 6 months of the year. I'm
positive he will be successful at anything he choses to do. He is a very bright, caring
and thoughtful young man. His young wife resides at their home in New York where
she's currently studying for a career in law enforcement.  



















For those who may not know, this and/or any eastern steelhead is just a rainbow trout
that in this case, was born in the Salmon River in New York, then migrated into Lake
Ontario where it spent most of its life, and then returned to the Salmon River to
spawn. There the big trout met Chris Topias.
























Above are thumbnail Images of brook trout and low water streams conditions - click to
enlarge




















Chris tying on a fly



















Chris sneaking up on Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River




















This is as high above the ground as Chris ever got on the low water of Walkers Camp
Prong



















Your going to have to look close to even see Chris sneaking up on this pool. This is a
big key.

Each time Chris caught about 12 or 15 brook and rainbows in any one area or
stream, we moved just so he could see new areas of the park. In other words, we left
the fishing when it was still hot. Moving took more time than the actual fishing. If he
had just been trying to catch large numbers of fish for as long as eight straight hours
for example, he could have easily caught 60 or more trout each day during the three
days we fished. Keep in mind, he was fishing under very low water conditions and
that's always tougher to fish than normal water levels.

Sad Yellowstone News:
A grizzly bear kills a Yellowstone hiker in front of his wife. I'm glad she's alive although
seeing that had to have been beyond terrible.
http://news.yahoo.com/grizzly-bear-kills-yellowstone-hiker-034633908.html

Brook Trout Streams - Part 13
It's the time of year when the high elevation streams really become important, so for the next few
days I will be pointing out some high elevation brook trout streams (and some not so high), many of
which you may be familiar with and some you may not be familiar with.

Noland Creek, coming tomorrow

Copyright 2011 James Marsh