02/06/10
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

Weekend Weather/Water Outlook for the Smokies:
The streams in the park are all blown out. The Little Pigeon River was out of its
banks at noon yesterday and continued to rise all afternoon. I haven't seen it this
morning, but I feel sure it still is and possibly in worse condition.

There may be places and ways to fish in the park today and tomorrow, but I
wouldn't recommend it unless someone just wanted to experiment. If you do, be
very careful. The high, cold water is dangerous.

Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Caddisflies - Part 2
We are continuing with the second part of the most misunderstood group of aquatic
insects, the caddisflies. Today's article is about caddisfly pupae. They are the most
eaten stage of life of caddisflies.

If you look in the fly boxes of most anglers, you would probably be hard pressed to
find any caddisfly pupae flies. If they have any caddisfly imitations, it will probably
be of the adults. In most cases, far more pupae are eaten than adult caddisflies
during a hatch. I hope you will continue with
today's article.

Copyright 2010 James Marsh