04/24/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs)
2.    Giant Black Stoneflies
3.    Light Cahills
4.    Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams)
5.    Hendricksons/Red Quills
6.    Little Short-horned Sedges
7.    American March Browns
8.    Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams)
Most available - Other types of food:
9.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)






Fishing Tales - Record Rainbow Trout For The Smokies - Part Two
I promise to tell the truth in part two and I will. You see, I wasn't exactly lying in part one. I was just distorting
the truth. I learned to do that by watching White House Press conferences on TV. The record rainbow was  
Chris' personal catch record on the Kitimat River in British Columbia, Canada. I call it the Canadian Smokies
because the fog that's in some of his pictures reminds me of the Smokies. So, it's a record Rainbow Trout
catch (a steelhead is a rainbow trout) for Chris for the Canadian Smokies. Heck, it even beats my record
rainbow there but that's only because I haven't  fished there. So, now you know I actually always tell the truth.

As I understand it, Chris arrived in Squamish, BC early on Saturday morning two weeks ago. He attended
the Squamish Spey Clave with bamboo rod builder James Reid. While he was there, they fished a little while
on the Cheakamus River, a tributary to the Squamish River. On Sunday they fished the Squamish River
hard but only managed a few Bull Trout. I wish I could have been there to help them.

The next day they ventured over to the Vedder River which is about an hour East of Vancouver, BC. Still,
they failed to catch a steelhead. Now they were really probably wishing I was there to help them. Heck, I
could have shown them how to do that on a #18 Perfect Steelhead dry fly.  

He left Vancouver and headed on over to Terrace, BC where he met up with a buddy to fish the Kitimat,
Kalum, and main stem Skeena. Those are all a part of the Canadian Smokies although it may be a while
before they start showing it on the maps. Looks like his buddy did well. He got this one on the Kalum bottom
bouncing. Oh, I forgot. U. S. Smoky Mountain anglers don't call it that. We call it  fishing a fly you can't see to
a trout you can't see.



























Chris fished a couple of more days and then took his steelhead shanty on up to Anchorage, Alaska. I
haven't heard back from him lately. I figure he had to stop a  few times and change the wheel bearings on
the steelhead shanty trailer. I forgot to show him how to grease them with Yak Milk.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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