06/06/10
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)

Golden Stonefly
Species of the Perlidae family of stoneflies are called Golden Stoneflies. These are
medium to large size stoneflies. Golden Stonefly hatches usually provide excellent
action. They can last much longer than most other stonefly hatches. They have
recently started hatching in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are
numerous genera and species of these large stoneflies.

As I have written in my other articles on stoneflies, the good part about stoneflies is
the fact that most all of the different species behave very similarly. There's little
difference in the appearance or behavior of the various species of the Golden
Stoneflies.

The nymphs and adults of these stoneflies are from one to two inches long. They
live for two or three years depending on the species, habitat and other factors.
They got their name from the golden brown color of the adult. You will find that
many species of them have only a hint of gold. They are mostly brown.

These stoneflies exist throughout the United States. Even when they are mixed in
with the huge Salmonflies with both hatching at the same time, trout will take the
smaller Golden Stoneflies in many cases even more readily than the Salmonflies.

In the upcoming articles, we will cover the tactics and techniques used to imitate
the nymphs and the egg laying activity of the adult female.





















New Saltwater Flats Fly - Yellow Shrimp
Except for aquarium shrimp, to my knowledge there isn't such a thing as a Yellow
Shrimp; however, don't try telling that to anyone that fly fishes in the Caribbean or
even South Florida, for that matter. Apparently, some of the brown, pink or white
shrimp take on a yellow tint and a yellow colored fly imitating a prawn or shrimp is  
popular in those areas. So, welcome to the Perfect Fly "Yellow Shrimp".

We found this fly actually picks up a hint of the color of the bottom wherever it is
fished. I think that is due to the reflectiveness of the material used for the body. If
someone called this fly an "attractor" fly, we wouldn't really be offended because it
does catch the attention of fish of all types.
"Perfect Fly" Yellow Shrimp This fly comes in stainless steel hook
sizes 4 and 6.