07/10/09

Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives - mostly Little BWO - Isolated hatches
2.   Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
3    Little Sister Caddisflies - Mostly Abrams Creek
4.   Midges - hatching in isolated locations
5.   Little Yellow Stoneflies - hatching (Little Summer Stones)
6.   Slate Drakes - hatching
7.   Little Green Stonefly - hatching
8.   Cream Cahills - hatching in Isolated locations
9.   Beetles
10. Grasshoppers
11. Ants
12. Inch Worms
13. Crane Flies
14. Helligramite
15. Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish

The Learning Process - Helpful Websites

It isn't often that we recommend other fly fishing sites. We follow that procedure for
both this site and our
Fly Fishing Yellowstone website. One reason is that the sole
purpose of most fly fishing sites is to sell fly fishing products. There isn't anything
wrong with that, its just that we don't want to be directly associated with those sites.
The reason is simple. We don't have any control over the product they recommend
and sell.

Theres a lot of fly fishing manufacturers and dealers that we do not want to be
associated with in any way. Its not that we are against sites that sell fly fishing gear.
We have two fly fishing sites of our own that sell fly fishing product.
 Fly Fishing
DVD and Perfect Fly both sell fly fishing related product. In both cases, we have
tried to make the sites interesting and information. Our long range plan is for the
Perfect Fly site to be the largest and most informative fly fishing site in the world.

Most websites, fly fishing as well as a million other types, swap links with other sites
for one reason - to increase their ranking on search engines. Fortunately, thanks to
you, we don't need that. We're ranked number one on the search engines for most
of our key words.

There are two sites that come to mind that both have information related to fly
fishing Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other nearby trout waters that we
do want to recommend. The first one is the
"troutzone". This is the site of David
Knapp, a young Tennessee man who loves to fly fish and is very good at it. David
travels extensively and follows up with interesting information and articles about his
trips. His articles takes me back to the days I enjoyed camping out on the water.
That is something many of us will never forget. I haven't camped in years but I plan
on taking my grandson camping in the park this summer. We gave him a tent and
some other camping gear this past Xmas.

Just two minutes ago, as I was writing this, a local radio news report stated that a
park official reported camping in the park was down 20%. With the current
economical conditions facing many, off hand you would think it would be logical that
more people  would consider camping during their vacations this summer. I'm not
certain why David enjoys it but my guess is that he loves to rough it and it does help
lower the cost of the long, extended fly fishing trips he makes. Check out the
articles about the local waters; his recent trip to Colorado; and his upcoming trip to
Yellowstone Country.

The other site I would like for you to visit is
Trout University. I think they have stated
the purpose of the site better than I can:

TroutU's mission is to efficiently provide useful, relevant information and products to
trout fishermen with all levels of experience, while promoting catch and release trout
fishing as a family sport

Jerry Masler and his son Steve from North Carolina put this site together. They are
doing a great job teaching our younger generation as well as some of our older
retired kids, how to enjoy the sport of fishing.

Copyright James Marsh 2009

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