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: Beaverdam Creek, Tennessee
I did my regular article for yesterday early in the morning as usual but because I
had an early appointment, I got in a rush and didn't download it to the website. I
discovered it around noon thanks to a local reader sending an email asking what
happened to my article for the day. In case you missed it yesterday, check out the
Delaware River New York.
Today's destination is the Beaverdam Creek located on the Tennessee/Virginia line
in Northeast Tennessee. This is a stream that is almost opposite of most of the
eastern freestone streams in that it first becomes sizable in a valley of farms and
then flows through a mountainous, wooded area. Check out Beaverdam Creek
Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Caddisflies - Part 6
The Little Black Caddisfly hatch is one of the few caddisfly hatches that allows
anglers an opportunity to catch trout on imitations of the adult during the time they
are emerging. Normally, the only opportunity you have to do that with most
caddisflies is when they are depositing their eggs.
This article continues with the Little Black Caddis (American Grannom) caddisfly
hatches that take place in the late Winter, early Spring season in the Smokies.
Remember not to confuse these caddisflies with the similar but much smaller, Tiny
Black Caddis that hatch about the same time. They are the ones you will see
crawling up the rocks (beneath the water) to hatch. They don't emerge mid-stream
like the Little Black Caddis and I don't think the trout feed on them very much, or at
least we haven't figured out how to imitate them and catch trout. Their cases are
attached to the rocks, and when their pupae form, they never leave the surface of
the rock until they hatch above the water.
Little Black Caddis continued
Copyright 2010 James Marsh