02/12/10
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

Weather, stream and my own condition:
We are going to have a Southern Runoff and this time, I ain't kiddin. There's 27
inches of snow on the ground at Mt. LeConte and it will melt. When it will melt is an
unknown because I am beginning to think it is never going to warm up.

I shouldn't complain, because I could not have gone fishing anyway. Our "Perfect
Flies" are selling like hot cakes in Gatlinburg. I had to help putting the orders
together and we barely managed to do it. We guarantee what is ordered by 2:00
PM each day will be shipped that same day. I hope I don't have to........opps... No, I
don't hope anything changes. Excuse me.

Destinations: The South Holston River, Tennessee
I finally got around to finishing the South Holston River tailwater for our new Stream
Section of the Perfect Fly website. Now I know how my visitors feel. I clicked on the
link Yesterday to see what the discharge schedule would be only to discover I had
not finished it. So, that was one early project for Yesterday, another snow day in
Pigeon Forge.

If you enjoy catching wild trout then the South Holston River is without a doubt the
best tailwater in Tennessee and one of the best in the Eastern United States. It is
the only one in the state capable of reproducing a decent number of trout. It has
huge hatches of mayflies and caddisflies. It provides great fishing year-round. In my
opinion, it provides just the right amount of challenge, meaning it isn't too easy or
too difficult to fish. Check out our new
"South Holston River" stream section.

Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Stoneflies - Part 1
The hatches are about to catch up with my writing about them, so I had better get
into the stoneflies fast. After all, that is probably the most important group of aquatic
insects in the streams of Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Stoneflies

Copyright 2010 James Marsh