01/21/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Little Black Winter Stoneflies
3.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish
4.   Midges

Current Conditions in the Smokies:
Yesterday, I mentioned that the weather was much warmer and conditions were as
good as they could possibly get. When I left home to head for the park and turned
towards the mountains on the main road through Pigeon Forge, I first noticed there
was very little traffic. That was a big change.  A few seconds later, I looked up at the
mountains and couldn't believe my eyes. There were vertical, heavy streaks of
snow shinning brightly, not just on Mt. LeConte or just in one area, but across the
tops of all the high mountain ranges. I had noticed that the day before when it was
also very warm (in the mid fifties) but didn't mention it yesterday because I thought it
would melt in a very short tome.
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Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Mayflies - Part 10
This article will be more familiar to most of your because it involves the type of fly
you most often fish when you are attempting to imitate the early season
Blue-winged Olives - the dun.

Just so we don't get mixed up, remember that what I am calling "early season
Olives" are those of the
Baetis genus and several other Little BWO species that
hatch anywhere from now (most likely mid February) through May. The next wave of
BWOs hatches would be the Eastern BWOs (
Drunella species - crawler nymphs)
that hatch in June (one species) and late Summer/early Fall (three species). The
third and final wave of hatches takes place in October through December and are
the second generation of
Baetis and the Little BWOs that hatched in the early
season. I went over this in detail in a previous article.

Today's article is about fishing imitations of the
dun stage of life of the early
season hatches.

Copyright 2010 James Marsh