Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives
2. Little Short Horned Sedges
3. American March Browns
4. Cinnamon Sedges (Caddisflies) (Abrams Creek)
5. Green Sedges (Caddisflies)
6. Little Sister Caddisflies (Abrams Creek)
7. Eastern Pale Evening Duns
9. Little Yellow Stoneflies -Yellow Sallies
10. Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams Creek)
11. Giant Stoneflies
12. Light Cahills
13. Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
Eastern Pale Evening Spinner
The Eastern Pale Evening spinnerfall can be good, provided there is enough of
them. Most of the time there are plenty of them in a small area, but you cannot
expect them to be distributed up and down the Smoky Mountain streams. They only
fall in spots where the nymphs exist, or in isolated locations. If you happen to be
fishing where a hatch has occurred, you can certainly catch trout on the spinnerfall,
and usually lots of them in a very short time.
Female spinners usually fall just about dark, but sometimes not in great numbers.
The males fall a little earlier. The males rarely fall on the water. If it is very cloudy or
raining lightly, you may be able to fish it. The spinner fall starts earlier under these
types of conditions.
You should fish the heads of pools and eddies where the spent spinners tend to
congregate. The spinners are almost impossible to see on the water. If there has
been a good hatch, there will be a good spinner fall.
A down, or down and across presentation of the spinner imitation that is allowed to
drift into the calmer water is usually the best method of presentation. In the slower
moving water, the idea is to let the trout see the fly before you spook them with
your leader, tippet or fly line. That means long, light leaders should be used. It is
often necessary to go to a 6X tippet to be successful.
If it is near dark, you may want to place a more visible parachute type fly about
two feet ahead of the spinner. This will help you detect the takes easier.
Gulf of Oil - BP is in charge
After condemning them recently for lousy reporting, I will give AP credit for releasing
some little known information to the public that clears up some of my questions.
That probably only happened because they pressed the U. S. Coast Guard
Commandant, Thad Allen., who quickly stated the real problem. BP is in charge
because it is the law. I have total confidence in the Coast Guard and as you can
read for yourself, they have limited control over the situation.
I have been questioning why BP was in charge of the oil spill since it happened and
this is the first time I have found the answer. The only thing I don't understand is
what law - International law or U. S. law. Either way we are helpless but if it is U. S.
law it can certainly be changed in the future.
In this same article there is very disturbing news from the Obama
They have a new Presidential Commission investigating the oil spill. It will be headed
by X- U.S. Senator; X - Fla State Senator and X - 2 term Fl Governor Bob
Graham, someone I am very familiar with. He is the crook that is more than anyone,
responsible for the disaster that occurred by in the 1980s (Graham was Governor)
with the depletion of the King Mackerel and many other species of fish in the state
of Florida. For one thing, it is the very gill netting and shallow water fly over King
netting technique dog and cat food issue I wrote about a couple days ago.
X-U. S. Senator Bob Graham is the worst possible person I can think of to head the
oil spill investigation. He thinks only in terms of politics. This is not to cut anyone for
being a Democrat or Republican. This is to cut a low life person who almost ruined
sport- fishing in the state of Florida. He is a known taker that cares only about
power. He was backed (paid off with contributions) in the 1980s by the
commercial fishing industry and he is more than anyone I know,
responsible for the depletion of game fish in Florida waters during that
time. It took years to finally get decent laws through to protect the sport of fishing in
the state of Florida.
The situation he helped create has only been corrected within the last few years. I'm
sure we will never find out the truth about the BP ordeal from Senator Bob Graham.
Mr. Graham, If you happen to hear about me writing this, please give me a call at 1
800 594-4726. I know you won't because you don't have the guts. You know I can
write for days about what you did that almost completely destroyed sportfishing in
the state of Florida.
"Perfect Fly" Eastern Pale Evening Spinner
An Actual Old BP Ad