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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
More Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us with the dates you will be
fishing the park and we will send
you a list of our fly suggestions.
Please allow up to 24 hours for a
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.
Shipping is free in the U. S. for all
orders of any size. Orders over $50
are shipped free via Priority Mail.
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
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
Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
During the past two or three days, all the streams in the park have finally gotten into good shape. Provided
they don't get to flood stages, high water conditions are usually great for the trout. High water conditions
are never good for anglers, especially if they have planned their precious spare time around a certain time
frame and traveled a good distance to fish. So far this year, that has too often been the case for far too many
anglers. It is certainly better than the opposite, or drought conditions that we have faced in previous years.
Maybe things have settled down to a more normal weather pattern.
The forecast for the coming week looks good. Isolated thunderstorms can create problems for individual
watersheds but rarely for all of the streams that are available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Isolated
thunderstorms provide the necessary water for the streams to remain at good levels during the hot summer
If thunderstorms do hit areas of the park, by far the best way to determine which streams were affected is to
use the National Weather Service Precipitation map. It will give you a good idea of where you should fish and
where you shouldn't try to fish. You can always find a link to it on the "links" page of this website. Three of the
major watersheds (Little River, Oconaluftee and Cataloochee) have USGS stations that will give you a real-time
look at stream levels and rates of flow. They are also linked on the "link" page of this site.
Here's the forecast for the coming week.
The daily high temperatures will range in the mid to high eighties all week. There's a 30% chance of Isolated
showers, or thunderstorms every day for the next week except Friday. They increase the chances to 40% for
Friday but back to 30% for the following day.
The bottom line is, this is as good of a forecast as we could have for the coming week.