Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
3. Little Winter Stoneflies
4. Little Brown Stoneflies
5. Quill Gordons
6. Blue Quills
7. Little Black Caddis
Most available - Other types of food:
8. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Fishing Tales - A Tale They Could Help Someone
I looked at my schedule of articles this morning, running behind as usual, and noticed it was the 13th day of
March of 2013. A problem that occurred on the 13th day several years ago, instantly struck my mind. I don't
remember the year or even the month, but I do remember it was the 13th day of something. I don't think I'm
superstitious but for some reason, I've never liked the number 13, so technically, maybe I am. If it's Friday
the 13th, I'm not afraid to do anything I desire, but I must admit, thoughts about the date always cross my
About twelve years or so ago, Angie and I were on a fishing trip to the Smokies. At the time, we were still
living at Panama City Beach, Florida. For several years, I leased vehicles on a short -term basis without
millage restrictions, so I could hopefully wear them out at the expense of others. Anyway, we like the fuel
economy of the little 4 door, Ford Ranger trucks with the lockable lids on the beds. We could store all our
video equipment in the back seat, and all of our fly fishing gear and luggage in the lockable, carpeted bed of
the truck. We would get a new one about every six months.
I do remember that we were fishing the upper end of the Middle Prong of Little River. We were taking turns
catching trout and capturing it all on video. I also clearly remember that we fished until it was almost dark,
probably a little longer than the park rules allow. When we got back to the truck to head back to our motel
room in Townsend, neither of us could find our one and only set of keys to the truck. We searched without
much light until Angie finally looked in the truck to spot them dangling from the switch.
Yes, we had a cell phone but guess what. They don't work in most areas of the park. We were stranded, so
we decided to wait until someone came up the road to help us out. That didn't happen for at least thirty
minutes and being the impatient person I am, I picked up a stone from the stream, rounded from hundreds of
years of being in the current, and tossed it at a back door, side window. They were the smallest windows, so
it was my target. The rock just bounced back at me. After hitting the glass window about a dozen times with a
rock double the size of my fist as hard as I could throw it, I finally broke the glass. I never realized how
difficult it was to break glass in a vehicle.
Have you seen the Bill Dance Bass Pro TV commercial where someone picks up their tackle box without
latching the lid, and spills all the lures in it out on the ground?
Well, if you have, as Bill says "Don't Do That". Don't lock your keys in your vehicle, especially when your
fishing in a remote location, and if your like me and not smart enough to remember to do that, at least be
smart enough to hide a spare set outside the vehicle somewhere. Yes, you can carry an extra set in your
pocket. Yes, I would probably lose them. Yes, I would probably forget the code to one of those digital deals.
Yes, I would lose the paper where I wrote it down. My mind doesn't focus on trivial things. That's Angie's job.
That's why I take her along on the trips. I do good to get to the stream with my fly rod. Yes, I hope she doesn't see
this or I might lose my wife.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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