12/22/13

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 School - Smoky Streams - LeConte Creek
When the streams are all blown out from heavy rainfall and most of the larger and
medium size streams in the park are high and dingy, the Roaring Fork is always a
good place try. It's often clear when others are not and you may well have a
chance to catch plenty of rainbow trout. I'll write about Roaring Fork later. In this
case, I'm mentioning it to introduce one few know of or more likely, one few pay
any attention to.

In order to get to Roaring Fork you have to drive right by LeConte Creek which is
near the park's office building up the Cherokee Orchard Road. This little stream is
often clearer than the Roaring Fork and it contains some very nice surprises called
brook trout.

If you want to give it a try, don’t make the mistake of going to far and getting on the
Motor Nature Trail, a one-way road that takes about an hour or more to loop. One
way to reach the upper part of this little stream is from the Rainbow Falls Trail. The
trailhead is located about 2.5 miles inside the park on Cherokee Orchard Road at
the Rainbow Falls Parking area. The trail will take you to rainbow falls with about
an hour and a half hike, or 2.8 miles.

By the way, this trail continues on to the Alum Cave Trail junction located 6.6 miles
from the trailhead. LeConte Lodge is very near that point. This hike will take you at
least 5 hours or 5 days for me. You gain 4000 feet in elevation. If you happen to
be looking for me, I'll give you a hint. You want find me there.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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