12/17/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:

Hatching:
1.     Blue-winged Olives
2.     Midges

Most available - Other types of food:
3.     Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)




Fly Fishing Strategies - Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
Most anglers will be fishing the lower elevations. Unless you just want to target
brook trout, that's where I recommend you fish. I suggest you start with a hook size
20 Blue-winged Olive nymph.

Stick with it until you see something hatch, which may or may not occur. If you do it
will most likely be BWOs. In that case, change to a BWO emerger or dun. Midges
are also likely to hatch. You can use an adult imitation of the midge and catch trout
just as well in the Smokies as anywhere else. Most of them are shades of cream
colors.

If the BWOs do hatch and you fish very late in the day, you likely would see a BWO
spinner fall. In that case, switch to our BWO spinner. It is doubtful you will actually
see them falling because they are very difficult to see, even if they are floating on
the water. A skimmer net made for detecting spinners (most of them fit over your
landing net) is a huge help in detecting if spinners are on the water.

Rain is expected on Friday. If it amounts to enough to stain the water, I suggest
you try a streamer, especially if your fishing a stream that has brown trout. The
brown trout are just coming off their redds and this is a good fly for the post-spawn
browns. As of yesterday, contrary to what you may hear or read, at least some of
them were still on their redds.  A great streamer fly to use is our Perfect Fly
White Belly Sculpin or the Brown Sculpin. We sell these for trout streams
nationwide and have a very difficult time keeping them in stock.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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