10/01/10

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 (See Below)
2.    Slate Drakes
3.    Needle Stoneflies
4.    Little Yellow Quills
5     Great Brown Autumn Sedge
6.    Cream Cahills
7.    Little Yellow Stonefly (Yellow Sally)
8.    Ants
9.    Beetles
10. Grasshoppers
11.  Hellgrammite
12.  Craneflies
13.  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)


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

1. Blue-winged Olives  Mostly Eastern BWO, Little BWO hatching off and on
Hook Size 18 and 20
Nymph:
Emerger: Optional
Emerger with Trailing Shuck: Optional
Dun:
Spinner:

2. Slate Drakes
Hook Size: 10, 12
Nymph
Spinner

3. Needle Stoneflies
Hook Size 18
Nymphs
Adults

4. Little Yellow Quills
Hook Size: 16
Nymph
Emerger
Dun
Spinner

5. Great Brown Autumn Sedge
Hook Size 10
Pupa
Adult

6. Little Yellow Stoneflies
Hook Size: 14
Nymph
Adults

7. Ants:
Hook Size: 14, 16, 18

8. Beetles:
Hook Size: 14, 16

9. Grasshoppers:
Hook Size: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

10. Helligrammite:
Hook Size: 6
Larvae:

11. Craneflies:
Hook Size:10
Larvae:
Adults:

12. 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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