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
Destinations: Delaware River, New York
I have just completed a great trout stream on our Stream Section of our "Perfect
Fly" website - the Delaware River in New York. Angie and I fish this river regularly. It
consist of the tailwaters of two dams and three separate sections that are
completely different from each other.
All three sections contain huge rainbow and brown trout with some brooks mixed in
at the confluence of some of the little feeder streams. The trout in the West Branch
of the Delaware River and the Main branch called the "Big D" are all wild trout and
not only that, they are big. The rainbow trout in the East branch are wild but the
browns are a mixture of wild and stocked fish in part of the stream.
If you ever get the opportunity, you should fish this river. It is a true destination
stream and one of the few in the Eastern United States. Be sure and notice there
are (6) six pages to this section on the Delaware, one covering each of the three
branches and the normal other ones. Check out the Delaware River New York.
Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Caddisflies - Part 5
One of the first large hatches in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are the Little
Black Caddisflies. In the West, this same hatch is called the Mothers Day hatch and
is a big event if it happens after or before the runoff. In the East, most anglers call it
the Little Black Caddis or Grannom Caddis hatch. I hope you have read the last few
articles on them.
One thing that makes it desirable other than it produces lots of trout if fished
properly, is the fact the caddisflies hatch very much like most mayflies. The pupae
emerge mid-stream, dry their wings and fly away to the bushes and trees. Best of
all, unlike many caddisflies, they do this during the day, usually in the mid-afternoon
or when the water is the warmest. These caddisflies are one of the first ones to
hatch and they do so about the same time the Quill Gordons and Blue Quills hatch.
Little Black Caddis
Copyright 2010 James Marsh