11/30/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2  .  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
3.    Great Autumn Brown Caddisfly
4.    Midges


Holiday Gift Guide - Somebody You Know Wants One Of These Sets
Of Flies.
Click Here for A List of Trout Fly Selections


New "Perfect Fly" Stream Guide on the North Fork of the Moorman's
River Virginia
I like this one because it is all catch and release rules inside Shenandoah National
Park. You can get to the stream from the lower side near where it is damed to form
Charlottesville Reservoir, or the top side on Skyline Drive. It has some brown trout in
its lower end outside the park, which of course get up into the park to some extent,
but Moorman's River is basically a brook trout stream.

Check out the North Fork of the Moormans River

I will link another new Virginia Stream for you to read if you are interested.
Big Stoney Creek Virginia
This one is okay in many respects and disappointing in other respects. Of course I
don't like the stocking part but it isn't at a high enough elevation to stay cool all year
even though it has a good canopy of trees and rhododendrons. The good part is it
has some springs that feed it and consequently, a large number of aquatic insects.
Is it as good as one of our typical Smoky Mountain National Park streams? No, it
isn't.

Check out Big Stoney Creek Virginia

Smoky Mountain Conditions:
It rained off and on for most of the night and more high wind gust for today.

James Marsh Condition:
I'll be heading to my Doctor today. I got up around midnight to go to the bathroom
and fell through the shower door cutting my forehead on the frame. After a few
minutes of panic from Angie and her mother, I got up again, passed out again, and
fell in the floor. Some time later, i tried it again, saying I was fine and got to the head
(boating terminology for water closet) only to knock down a medicine cabinet and hit
the floor again. Each time I would come to, thank you Lord. After, I really don't know
how long, I made it to the bed. This morning I am feeling funny when I get up but not
passing out, fainting or whatever it is. Sorry for today's short article. No, I do not
drink.

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