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Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
Tuesdays: Fly Fishing Strategies -
Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
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Friday: Getting Started
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Sunday: This Week's Featured Trout
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Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs)
2.    Light Cahills
3.    Cinnamon Caddis
4.    Eastern Pale Evening Duns
5.    Little Short-horned Sedges
6.    Sulphurs
7.    Green Sedges
8.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
9.    Golden Stoneflies
10.  Slate Drakes
11.  Little Green Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
12.   Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
13.   Inch Worms

Fly Fishing Strategies - Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
Due to today and tonight's weather forecast, with rain chances at 100%, I am delaying this article until

Most of the streams are currently running high and we have plenty more rain on the way. The radar is showing
a lot of rain to our west that's moving east directly towards the Smokies this morning. It appears the entire
National Park is going to receive some rain. At this point in time, I think it is a big guess as to just how much
more the streams in the park will get. Right now,
the radar is solid green and yellow to the west of Knoxville all
the way from Kentucky to Alabama.

Currently, at 5:40 AM, Little River is flowing at 581 cfs (to high to wade), Cataloochee at 111 cfs (fine now),
and Oconaluftee at 608 cfs, wadable with caution. The problem is all of these rates of flow will change today
and tonight.

Even the Cataloochee Valley has received some rain early this morning. It has been one of the few areas that
has had decent water levels with the exception of this past Sunday when most of the larger streams fell back
down enough to safely wade.

The only good news I can think of is that if the major amount of rain headed our way ends by tomorrow,  maybe
the streams could be back in good shape by this coming weekend. They are showing a 20 to 40 percent
chance throughout the rest of the week and this weekend but I think that will consist of isolated thunderstorms,
or the typical summertime weather pattern.