10/15/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives (Little BWOs)
2.    Mahogany Duns
3.    Little Yellow Quills (
Heptagenia Group)
4.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
5.    Needle Stoneflies
6.    Slate Drakes
7.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
8.    Grasshoppers
9.    Ants
10.  Beetles
11.  Craneflies
12.  Great Brown Autumn Sedge

Wind
I don't know if you have noticed or not, but when all the trees get to swaying around
and moving back and forth, the wind always blows. When they are still, the wind never
blows. Therefore, it's obvious the trees cause the wind to blow. Notice the phase "the
wind blows". What would happen if the wind didn't blow? How could there be wind that
didn't blow? Wouldn't that be calm wind? If the wind was calm, wouldn't that indicate
there wasn't any wind? Doesn't that mean there cannot possibly be calm wind?
Proof,
I'm qualified to be a wall street protester

The recent weather forecast were accurate from most standpoints, but I noticed they
continued to change the wind strength forecast every few hours. Yesterday, if the
wind didn't blow thirty MPH in Pigeon Forge, there wasn't a tourist in town. If there
wasn't a tourist in town, then the town's population suddenly increased by 8,000
percent.

Today, the forecast says: "Sunny, with a high near 69. West wind between 5 and 15
mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph".

Tomorrow, or Sunday, the forecast is: "Patchy frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny,
with a high near 78. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25
mph."

The beautiful leaves in the trees around the house that were shown in my yesterday's
poor excuse for a lack of anything better to write about, are now in another county
and leaves from the Cumberland Plateau are now in my yard.

Okay, I'll stop gripping about the wind and mention a few good points.

It will be a beautiful day and I'm thankful to be alive to enjoy it. The water temperature
is excellent, even in the lower elevations as low as trout exist. The stream levels are
up and in great shape.

Monday is a work day for most people, well, I guess there's still more fully grown,
healthy adults employed than there are unemployed, and when the wind does stop
blowing, you'll be at work day dreaming about fishing. So, get out of the pancake
house and on the stream!

Tip of the day for dealing with the wind: The water levels are up and Hi-sticking is
the ticket for dealing with the wind and fooling the trout.

Tip two of the day for dealing with the wind. Again, the water levels are up and
streamers are in style. If you can't cast them well in the wind, you can still catch some
trout "Just a swinging", "Just a swinging".

Copyright 2011 James Marsh