01/25/10
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

Destinations: Laurel Fork Creek, Tennessee
Laurel Creek is a little known trout stream for everyone except the anglers that live
in extreme Northeastern Tennessee. It is often confused with Laurel Creek, another
Tennessee trout stream that isn't very far from Laurel Fork Creek. To make matters
even worse, there is more than one Laurel Creek in nearby Virginia.

Laurel Fork Creek is a great little trout stream with lots of wild trout which are mostly
browns. There are also some wild rainbows mixed in with the browns and some
native brook trout in its headwaters. The lower, easy to access part of the stream is
stocked with rainbows. This keeps most of the people that want to catch trout to eat
away from the more difficult to access, designated wild trout area. Check out
Laurel
Fork Creek.

Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Mayflies - Part 14
If you made it through the Blue-winged Olives, you are going to think the Blue Quills
are a piece of cake. There is only one species of them that we should be
concerned with in the early part of the year. There are some other species in this
group that exist in the park, one of which exist in large numbers, but they don't
hatch until late Summer and early Fall.

It is arguable as to which mayfly hatches first, the Blue Quill or the Quill Gordon. It
seems I notice one first one year and then the other one first the next year. I know
they hatch very close to the same time. The big difference is the Blue Quills
continue to hatch long after the Quill Gordons are finished, irrespective of the
elevation.
The Blue Quill

Copyright 2010 James Marsh