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New Schedule of Daily
Mondays: Weather and Stream
Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
Tuesdays: Fly Fishing Strategies -
Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
Wednesday: Fishing Tales
Thursday: Smoky Mountains Fishing
Friday: Getting Started
Saturday: Fly Fishing School
Sunday: This Week's Featured Trout
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2. Call us at 800-594-4726 and we
will help you decide which flies you
3. Call or email us with a budget for
flies and we will select them and get
them to you in time for your trip.
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Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
2. Giant Black Stoneflies
3. Light Cahills
4. Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams)
5. Hendricksons/Red Quills
6. Little Short-horned Sedges
7. American March Browns
8. Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams)
9. Little Yellow Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
10. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
A Late Smoky Mountains Fishing Report :
I'm sorry that I couldn't make a report yesterday or suggest strategies for the coming week. I started a virus
scan night before last that I thought would take about two to four hours. It ended up taking 28 hours. I have
some huge hard drives and it is obvious I need to eliminate some of the data by putting it on remote drives. I
keep all the Perfect Fly data for over 600 trout streams on the same computer I use for our five websites and
it has become huge.
I don't have any reports from about Tuesday of this week until now. I also haven't had the time to check my
email, so I may have some I'm unaware of. The streams have been very high and unsafe to wade from
Sunday through yesterday afternoon. Some of them are still too high to safely wade.
We had several groups of customers that came from out of town to fish the Smokies last weekend. Those
that got here early, Thursday or Friday of last week, seem to do well. Two groups of visitors, both from
northern states, caught plenty of trout on Friday and Saturday. One group fished the North Carolina side of
the park and the other group the Tennessee side. Both reported catching several trout each. They both
reported catching most of the tout on Light Cahills and American March Brown duns. A couple of the guys
did well in the mornings on the nymph imitations of the same two mayflies. They also reported some hatches
of Little Yellow Stoneflies.
One group from Florida that fished Little River Friday and I think on Saturday, also reported doing well on
the same Perfect Fly patterns. Two of our customers, Derek Porter and his friend from North Carolina
arrived later, Saturday (if my memory serves me right), and started fishing at about the worst possible time.
They were well aware their chances were slim but everyone was caught off guard by a rather late change in
National Weather Service forecast. They were planning on fishing Cataloochee Valley and that turned out
impossible due to the road to the valley being closed. I doubt it would have done them any good to be able
to fish there Sunday, even if they could have reached the valley. If they caught anything they should get
their own floor in the local Ripley's Believe it or not.
Outlook For This Weekend:
It appears that the weather and stream conditions will be remain good. There's a better than average
chance of more rain. Some are saying it could be heavy on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night which
would probably make most of the streams too high to safely wade on Sunday. Some of the weather experts
are predicting the rain won't be heavy.
Interpolating their differences makes it appear the conditions will be good through Saturday but fifty-fifty