Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives (See Below)
2. Mahogany Duns
3. Little Yellow Stoneflies - Summer Stones
4. Slate Drakes
11. Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
12. Cream Cahills
Current Fishing Conditions In Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The streams are continuing to stay in just about as perfect of a condition as
possible for this time of year. The average daily high temperatures have been a
little high but that's an easy problem to solve in the Smokies. Just fish higher up in
The great news is the continued thunderstorm activity that arises each day in the
park. It seems there are a few that catch at least some of the watersheds just about
every day. This is keeping the stream levels in great condition. Some are a little low
and some are even higher than normal right now, depending on the stream.
With the continued chance of rain each day throughout this week, and the slight
drop in temperature expected by this weekend, what more could anyone ask for.
There are a few changes that have taken place in the hatches and we have
adjusted our list of flies needed accordingly. The Little Sisters hatch has ended on
Abrams Creek and the Little Green Stoneflies are all now in the egg stage.
You should start seeing some Mahogany Duns show up on the streams within a
week or two. These are called Blue Quills in many parts of the nation. They are in
the same family and even the same genus as the early spring hatch of Blue Quills in
Our Perfect Flies:
Normally, the fly fishing business slows down during July and August in the East.
Although most of our sales of Perfect Flies during July come from the Western
states, or people from the East that are fishing the Western states, the sales made
to those fishing the Eastern states stayed high.
The first two weeks of July were slow and then we begin to stay about as busy as we
could possible be. Our Japanese Beetles have sold like they were the only trout
flies that exist. Sales for the first two days of this month are already as high as last
year's entire sales for the month of August. We worked all day yesterday just
getting the weekend and yesterday's orders shipped. We appreciate the support
you have given us.
New "Perfect Fly" Stream Sections:
We finally finished all of the streams in Yellowstone National Park for the Stream
Section of our "Perfect Fly" website. In addition, thanks to Dennis McCarthy, we
added a new stream - Kettle Creek - to the long list of Pennsylvania streams. Kettle
Creek is one of the few freestone streams in the state of Pennsylvania. It's located
in the northern part of the state near Slate Run.