Hatches Made Easy:

Minnows (Baitfish) (Cyprinidae):







05/29/08

Minnows:         
I am sure everyone knows that baitfish or minnows are found in every stream in
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I am also certain they are eaten by all
three species of trout in the Smokies.
Various streamers imitate baifish. It is though by many that a streamer is only
good when the water is high and off colored. Certainly stained water makes it
easier to fool the fish on a streamer but streamers can be used anytime and any
place. Low light situations such as overcast, cloudy, rainy days makes it easier
to catch trout using a streamer. They are also effective very early and very late
in the day when light conditions are low.
If you haven't already done so, you may find some tips from this page:
flyfishingsmokymountains.com/istreamer.html

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Craneflies: Tipulidae Genus: Tipula                      

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