11/19/12

Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little and baetis BWOs)
2.    Little Yellow Quills
3.    Needle Stoneflies

Most available/ Other types of food:
4.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
5.    Craneflies
















Weather and Stream Conditions - Coming Week:
Weather:
The weather in the park will be very similar to what is was this past week with one exception. Last night's
temps reached near freezing in Gatlinburg. Tonight is predicted to only go down to 41 degrees. Tomorrow
night will be a little cooler but still only around 37.

Although that doesn't seem like much difference in low temperatures, it will make a big difference in the
length of time it will take the water to warm up during the day. When the temperature of the water goes down
to near freezing at night, it takes a long time for it to increase very much when the highs for the following day
will only reach 60 degrees. When the water temps start out eleven degrees warmer, it shortens that warm up
time considerably. It's possible the water temperatures could go into the high forties or even the low fifties in
the lower elevations under those conditions.

Today will be sunny with a high near 59 and a low tonight of 41. Tomorrow's high will be near the same but
the low Tuesday night will be a little lower at around 37

Wednesday's high will be near 60 degrees but the low will be dropping back down to 34.

Wow, thanksgiving day will be sunny with a high near 62 and the night's low around 36. There will
again be a small chance (20%) of rain Thursday night and Friday.  Friday's high will again be near 62 with
the low around 37.

Saturday will be a little cooler. The high will be near 53 and the low will again be dropping back down below
freezing. Sunday will be a fairly cold day with the high only reaching 39.

Stream Levels:
In a nutshell, the streams levels in the park should be just about perfect for the next week. The only thing that
could change that is for the National Weather Service prediction of a 20 percent change of rain on two
different occasions to result in significant amounts of rainfall and that's highly unlikely. Mostly likely the only
adverse results is that it may drop a little snow in the very high elevations.


New "Perfect Fly" Steelhead Fly Selections:
The Steelhead fly fishing season is in full swing on both the Pacific Coast and the Great Lakes tributary
streams.  The holiday season is approaching and if you have a friend or family member who enjoys casting
his or her arm off, even when their guides are collecting ice, you can help them out big time by giving him or
her a selection of Perfect Fly Steelhead flies. The fly sets consist of wet flies, nymphs, streamers, buggers,
egg flies, and Spey flies for steelhead. There are four sets of flies, two for the Great Lakes streams, and two
for the Pacific Coast streams. Two sets are for single handed fly rods and two sets are for switch rods and/or
two-handed Spey rods.

Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Selections

Pacific Coast Seelhead Fly Selections


Fly Fishing DVD - Part 7
Coming Wednesday
Copyright 2012 James Marsh
My great, great, great, great grandfather Marsh was an English Lord who was dethroned and
thrown in prison for cock fighting. He was later sent with other prisoners on a ship to explore what
is now the U. S., So, I thought it was appropriate for me to design the "Perfect Fly" Red Rooster
Spey Fly in memory of him. I hear it's so effective at catching large steelhead that anglers using it
are winning their bets with the poor guys using the old traditional steelhead fly patterns. We sell
both kinds, so you have a choice, but if you are a gambler you better get some Red Rooster Flies.
No, we don't use the feathers from cock fights. By the way, I can remember that neither my father
or grandfather had the opportunity to use a switch rod but both were good with a switch. I've
managed to stay out of jail my entire life.
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