04/05/12

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.

Hatching:
1.    Blue-winged Ollives and Little BWOs
2.    Blue Quills
3.    Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
4.    Little Short-horned Sedges
5.    Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams Creek)
6.    Hendricksons & Red Quills
7.    American March Browns

Most available/ Near hatching and other types of available food:
8.     Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)

These are the flies that you need to imitate them (Click on the Flies)
1. Blue-winged Olives:
Hook Size 14, 16, 18, 20 (use size 18, 20 now)
Nymph (use nymph now)
Emerger
Emerger with Trailing Shuck
Dun
Spinner

2 Blue Quill:
Hook Size 18 (use nymph now)
Nymph'
Emerger
Emerger with Trailing Shuck
Dun
Spinner

3 Cinnamon Caddis
Hook Size 16/18
Larva
Pupa
Adult

4. Little  Short-horned Sedges
Hook Size 20
Pupae
Adults

5. Eastern Green Drakes
Hook Size 8/10
Nymph
Emerger with trailing shuck
Dun
Spinners

6. Hendricksons & Red Quills:
Hook Size 12/14
Nymph
Emergers
Emergers with Trailing Shuck
Dun
Spinner

7. American March Browns:
Hook Size:10/12
Nymphs
Emergers
Emergers with Trailing Shuck
Dun
Spinner

Most available/ Near hatching and other types of available food:

8. Streamers: Especially good in off colored, high water & early/late in the day
Hook Size 6
Brown Sculpin
White Belly Sculpin
Other choice as shown: (Optional)



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