03/22/09

Flies Needed "Now" for Fishing the Smokies for Trout

These are the Insects and other food the trout may be eating and what you should be imitating. It
also
includes those insects that are getting close to hatching because those are the ones you
should be imitating with a nymph.

1. Blue-winged Olives
(Baetis) (random)
2. Blue Quills
3. Quill Gordons (mid-high elevations)
4. Hendricksons (could start hatching any day)
5. Little Black Caddis (higher elevations)
6. Little Brown Stoneflies (some are almost black)
7. Midges (random)
8. Little Short-horned Sedges (heavy but random)
9. Streamers

These are the flies that you need to imitate them (Click on the Flies)

1. Blue-winged Olives (Baetis):  Different species hatching off and on
Hook Size 16/18
Nymph:
Emerger: Optional
Emerger with Trailing Shuck: Optional
Dun:
Spinner:

2. Blue Quills:  Hatching
Hook Size 18
Nymph:
Emerger: Optional
Emerger with Trailing Shuck: Optional
Dun:
Spinner:

3. Quill Gordons: Hatching
Hook Size 12/14
Nymph:
Emerging Dun (Wet Fly):
Dun:
Spinner:

4. Hendricksons: Could hatch any day now
Hook Size 12/14
Nymph:
Emerger (male and female)
Emerger with Trailing Shuck (male and female) Optional
Dun (male and female)
Spinner (male and female)

5. Little Black Caddis: Hatching (not the Chimarra -tiny black caddis)
Hook Size 16/18
Pupa:
Adult:

6. LIttle Brown Stoneflies: (Taeniopterygidae & Nemouridae Families) Hatching
Hook Size 12/14
Nymph:
Adult:

7. Midges: Hatching some days in sparse quantities
Hook Size 20/22
Larva:
Pupa:
Adult: Optional

8. Little Short-horned Sedges:
Hook Size 20/22
Pupa:
Adult:

9. Streamers: Always available and especially good in off colored, high water
Hook Size 6
Brown Sculpin
White Belly Sculpin
Other choice as shown: (Optional)



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