Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report 08/13/17
Conditions for fly fishing the beautiful trout streams of Great Smoky Mountains National
Park couldn't be any better at this time of the season. Stream levels are all about a
normal level. The high temperature is only going to be in the low 80s, and lower than
that at the middle and higher elevations. The cloud cover will also be an added bonus.
If you can't catch trout under these conditions, I suggest you consider taking up shuffle
boards. Yes, I am kidding. The trout are not pushovers.

There are ten different selections, each with five dry flies and five dropper flies on our
new pre-rigged
dropper rigs. Link to the pre-rigged dropper rigs - right side of page.

Fish'n Tales: (New Series - See the Menu of articles on your right: We plan on
replacing these every two to four days. Note that this is something I am just sitting down
and writing mostly off the top of my head, with no editing. It isn't intended to be a
professionally done release of any kind.
The next six years of the learning curve - part 3 - Coming Soon

Weather: (At Gatlinburg at about 1600 ft)  
Today, there is a slight chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of
showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 83.
Wind will come from the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of
precipitation is 50%. Tonight, there's a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.

Monday, there's a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly
cloudy, with a high near 81. Wind will be calm. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth
of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.




Smoky Mountain Stream Conditions:
The streams with links that have nearby USGS Station Real-time stream data: Click the
links to see updates
:

Little River:  Rate 199 cfs at 2.08 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 250 cfs, and with extra caution up to 400 cfs
)

Oconaluftee River: Rate 587 cfs at 2.00 ft.
(good wading up to 500 cfs and with extra caution up to 700 cfs)

Cataloochee Creek: Rate 64 cfs at 2.40 ft  
(good wading conditions up to 125 with extra caution up to 150 cfs)

Little Pigeon River: It is probably about a normal level.

Hazel Creek and the other larger NC streams flowing into Fontana Lake:
They are probably near a normal level. .

Recommended Trout Flies:
In addition to the two list below, you can always send us an email
(
sales@perfectflystore.com) or call us at 800 594 4726 providing the specific times
you plan on fishing the park, and we will provide a list of flies and other associated
gear and equipment you need.

Trout Flies Currently Needed:
Brown and White Belly Sculpins:
Hook Size 6

Black and/or Olive Matuka Sculpin:
Size 4, 6, 8

Blue-winged olives: 14 Eastern BWOs
nymphs
emergers
duns
spinners

Little Yellow Stoneflies: 16/14
nymphs
adults

Cream Cahills: 14/16
nymphs
emergers
duns
spinners

Cinnamon Caddis: 16/18 (mostly Abrams Creek)
larva
pupa
adults

Little Green Stoneflies: 16
nymphs
adults

Slate Drakes: 10/12
nymphs
spinner
s

Inch Worms: 10, 12, 14

Japanese Beetles: 14/16

Carpenter Ants: 16/18

Sandwich Hoppers: 6/8/10/12


New: Trout Flies You Will Need Soon (through 8/15/17, in addition to
those on the above list.

Mahogany Dun: 18
nymphs
emergers
duns
spinners

Recommended Fishing Strategy:
Keep in mind, the strategies I am recommending is for the maximum odds
of catching numbers of fish. Many prefer or favor a dry fly and by all means there isn't
anything wrong with that. It's just a fact that if nothing is hatching at the time, it reduces
your odds of success. You can still probably hook some trout, just not as many as if
you fish subsurface. Of course, this is also based on using good techniques and the
right flies. Some guys don't know how to fish below the surface.

Strategy:
Not all of the insects you see above will be hatching in the same location. It is usually
only two or three. It varies with the elevation. Some are just starting in the low
elevations and some about finished in the higher elevations. If you fished the day or
two before and know where something is hatching, fish the nymph or larva stage of it. If
you haven't fished the day or two before, until I spotted something hatching, I would
fish the BWO or maybe the Light Cahill nymph. If you spot something hatching (coming
off the water), change to the appropriate emerger, dun or adult imitations of the insect.

Tips for Beginners:
Don't let anyone intimidate you by contending that fly fishing is more difficult to learn
and master than other types of fishing. It isn't.

Tips for the Self Proclaimed Experts:
None

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James Marsh
Copyright 2017 James Marsh
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