04/24/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Little Black Winter Stoneflies
3.   Quill Gordon Mayflies
4.   Blue Quill Mayflies
5.   Little Brown Stoneflies
6.   Little Black Caddis (American Grannoms)
7.   Hendricksons and Red Quills
8.   Little Short Horned Sedges
9.   American March Brown
10. Cinnamon Sedges (Caddisflies)
11. Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
12  Midges


Little Sister Caddisflies
The "Little Sister" Caddisfly common name is the common name for the
Cheumatopsyche species of caddsflies. Although there are important differences to
scientist in the Cinnamon Sedge/Spotted Sedges and the Little Sisters, the only
difference important to anglers is the size and some difference in color. Like their
big sisters, these are net-spinners that prefer streams with a high pH. There are
only a few here and there in the typical Smoky Mountain stream with the exception
of Abrams Creek. Abrams has lots of them.

Like the Cinnamon Sedges and Spotted Sedges, the Little Sisters are very present
in many tailwaters including most of those near the Smokies. The South Holston and
the Holston Rivers have plenty, for example.

Everything mentioned in the last few articles about Cinnamon Sedges apply to these
caddisflies except for size and a slightly different color. These have to get fat to be a
hook size 18. The hatches usually follow the larger Cinnamon Sedges by a couple
of weeks.
"Perfect Fly" Little
Sister Caddis Adult.
"Perfect Fly" Little
Sister Caddis Pupa
"Perfect Fly" Little
Sister Caddis Larva