02/11/10
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: Deep Creek (GSMNP) North Carolina
I finally got around to getting Deep Creek finished on our "Perfect Fly" website
Stream section. I have one more to go to cover the watersheds of Great Smoky
Mountains National Park and that is Cataloochee Creek. I should have it by
tomorrow.

Deep Creek is one of the better brown trout streams in the park. That isn't to say its
rainbow and brook trout fishing isn't also because it too is as good as most any
other stream in the park. The middle and upper sections of Deep Creek take on a
completely different look from the lower section in the campground. You cannot
possible take advantage of what the stream has to offer without hiking at least a
short ways from the parking lot at the end of the road.
Check out Deep Creek.

Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Caddisflies - Part 7
This is the last of the series of articles on the Little Black Caddis. I despise using
that common name because there are so many little black caddisflies that are not
the ones I am referring to. Never-the-less that is the eastern common name for what
many call the American Grannoms. The western common name refers to the hatch
or "mother's day hatch" because it is around Mother's Day when they hatch in many
western streams.

Today's article is on the adult egg layers. Yesterday, I mentioned that occasionally,
depending on water temperature, the trout will eat the adults before they can depart
the water during the hatch. That isn't the time they eat the most adults though. It's
the egg laying females that really get the attention of the trout. Here is
part seven
of our Little Black Caddisfly series. By the way, these may start hatching in the
park as early as the next two or three weeks, provided this extreme cold weather
goes back to Canada.

Copyright 2010 James Marsh