06/05/10
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
8.    Sulphurs
9.    Little Yellow Stoneflies -Yellow Sallies
10.  Slate Drakes
11.  Giant Stoneflies
12.  Light Cahills
13.  Little Green Stoneflies
14.  Golden Stoneflies
15.  Ants
16.  Inchworms
17.  Beetles
18.  Grasshoppers
19.  Hellgrammite
20.  Cranefly
21.  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)

Little Green Stonefly - Adult
One big difference in the Little Green Stonefly and other species is that some of
them lay their eggs during the daylight hours. It is not unusual to see this activity in
the afternoons. They are much more prone to do so late or during the evening
hours. If you observe any egg laying activity, you should certainly try the dry
imitation of the adult.

We found some rather very large hatches in Cataloochee Creek on two different
occasions but most other places, the Little Green Stonefly hatches have been
somewhat sparse. In the Cataloochee cases, the egg layers were in full swing in the
late afternoons during approaching thunderstorms. We were able to catch several
trout on an adult imitation each time. Those particular hatches took place in mid
June two straight years in a row. I am not sure which species of Little Green
Stoneflies they were but I did note that they were hatching in the moderately flowing
water, not fast moving pocket water.

You should place your fly wherever you see the egg laying activity. The type of
presentation isn't that important. Just get the fly where the trout are looking for
them. Usually, this is at the ends of long runs and riffles or the tail ends of pools. It is
never in the fast water.





















New Saltwater Flats Fly - White Shrimp
The White Shrimp, Penaeus, recently been renamed to Litopenaeus setiferus, is the
most common shrimp there is in most waters. Many of them are not pure white like
our fly. They come in all shades of off white or light creams and other variations of
white. They are commercially important species along the East Coast of the U. S. It
is similar in appearance to the brown and pink shrimp, both related species.

I designed this as the "go to fly" for shrimp. When you are not certain what species
or color of shrimp are in the water, starting out with white would be your best choice
since most shrimp are white shrimp.

The dumbbell lead eyes keeps the fly on the bottom with the hook inverted so it can
be fished without constantly hanging up. It provides a lot of action due to the natural
movement of the material it is made of. Like most shrimp flies, it works best in short
movements or strips. Of course the hooks are stainless steel.
This is our "Perfect
Fly" Adult Little Green
Stonefly that comes in
a hook size 16
"Perfect Fly" White Shrimp This fly comes in hook size 4