07/08/09

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 or larva.

1.   Blue-winged Olives
- mostly Little BWO - Isolated hatches
2.   Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
3    Little Sister Caddisflies - Mostly Abrams Creek
4.   Midges - hatching in isolated locations
5.   Little Yellow Stoneflies - hatching (Little Summer Stones)
6.   Slate Drakes - hatching
7.   Little Green Stonefly - hatching
8.   Cream Cahills - hatching in Isolated locations
9.   Beetles
10. Grasshoppers
11. Ants
12. Inch Worms
13. Crane Flies
14. Helligramite
15. Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish

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

1. Blue-winged Olives  Different species, mostly Little BWO hatching off and on
Hook Size 20
Nymph:
Emerger: Optional
Emerger with Trailing Shuck: Optional
Dun:
Spinner:

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

3. Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
Hook Size 16
Nymphs:
Emergers:
Adults:
Spinners:

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

5. Cream Cahill:
Hook Size: 14 and 16
Nymphs:
Emerger:
Emerger with TS:
Duns:
Spinners:

6. Little Yellow Stoneflies (Yellow Sallys)
Hook Size: 14
Nymphs:
Adults:

7. Little Sister Caddisflies (Mostly Abrams Creek)
Hook Size: 18
Larva:
Pupa:
Adults:

8. Little Green Stoneflies - hatching
Hook Size: 16
Nymph:
Adult:

9. Slate Drakes - hatching
Hook Size: 10/12
Nymphs:
Spinners:

10. Beetles:
Hook Size: 14/16

11: Grass Hoppers
Hook Size: 4/6/8/10/12

12. Ants
Hook Size 16/18

13. Inch Worms
Hook Size 10, 12, 14

14. Craneflies
Hook Size 10

15. Hellgrammite
Hook Size 6

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