10/22/09
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Great Brown Autumn Sedge
3.   Slate Drakes
4.   Little Yellow Quills
5.   Needle Stoneflies
6.   Crane Flies
7.   Helligramite
8.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
9.   Midges

New Information on Trout Streams

I wanted to let you know that we have done a lot of work on our "Perfect Fly"
website as well as added a lot of product including
our new fly boxes, some new
flies and some older, popular generic flies that you can buy at a very low price.
Other than adding new flies, most of our work has been on the
"Your Streams"
section of our site. We now have about
130 streams across the nation that are
for the most part complete
. The problem is that we have over a 100 more
streams that we have video and photos of that we haven't posted anything
on yet
. The total will now be somewhere between 250 and 300 streams when we
finish. I said "finish" and I really doubt we will ever finish because we are already
making plans on expanding the four pages of information on each stream. By the
way, be sure and click on the (this example is the (
Madison River outside
Yellowstone National Park), "Fly Fishing Guide", "Hatches and Flies" and "Fly
Fishing Gear" links at the bottom left of the main page on each stream.

There's other information about each stream including any (continuing Madison
example) "
Special Regulations", "Non-Resident Fishing License", "Weather", "Hatch
Charts", 3 "USGS Stream Flow Data Links" (one example), and often "Additional
Photos 1", and Additional Photos 2".

We are already behind on posting our
hatch charts but we have completed over 50
of them. We will eventually have one for each stream included in our site or over
250 of them.

Granted, we haven't done much on the streams in Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, but we have this website with plenty of information on each of them. Basically,
we have just skipped around working on streams from different part of the country
to try and keep the interest of everyone. This keeps us very busy. We will be back
on the streams in your neck of the woods within another week, so there's much
more coming. In fact, most everything is yet to come on the streams in our area of
the Southeast.

In addition, our "Perfect Fly" website has much more information under the
"Learning Center". There are already 20 articles under "
The Basics of Fly Fishing"
section. There are around 240 articles on "
Fly Fishing for Trout". We are just
getting started with "
Bass", "Bream and Panfish" and our "Saltwater" sections of the
"Learning Center" section.

We would appreciate any comments, contributions or other thoughts you may have
regarding what we have done, what we are planning on doing on the Perfect Fly
and any of our other websites. Let us know what you want to see and hear about
and we will do our best to do that for you. We have just started towards what we
want to include under our "
Planning" section of this website. Maybe you have some
ideas that will help us with that part. Angie and I both appreciate each and every
one of you that visits any of our websites. Please continue to let us hear from you at
production@flyfishingsmokymountains.com.

Copyright 2009 James Marsh