Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. Slate Drakes
2. Little Yellow Stoneflies
3. Needle Stoneflies
4. Mahogany Duns
5. Little Yellow Quills
6. Great Autumn Brown Sedges
7. Blue-winged Olives
Most available - Other types of food:
8. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Fly Fishing Strategies - Weather/Stream Conditions Update
Wow! It is 62 degrees at Pigeon Forge this morning at 5:00AM. There is a chance
of showers later today. It will be cloudy, with a high near 72.
I went into the park yesterday to look at some streams and fish, but never put the
rod together. At the time I went, the wind was howling big time and leaves were
flying into the water at a fast rate. The levels are all very low. It reminded me to
remind you that when your wading, be careful stepping on the leave covered
stream bottom (which will be most places) because the leaves may be two or three
feet deep. You may be taking a step off into a deep hole. Sometimes the current
will fill holes with leaves, the top of which may appear to be the bottom of the
stream when it isn't.
It will be windy today. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The
chance of precipitation is 30%. It should be a good day except for the wind and
Tonight, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low of around 58.
South wind will be around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Watch out for
flying ghost. They sting when they hit you and cover you with slime. The weather
service says the chance of precipitation is 100% and that usually means it is going
Friday will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
The wind will die down to 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation will be 60%.
Friday night's low will be around 42.
Saturday is looking good with only a 20 percent chance of showers. It will be
sunny with a high near 58. Here comes the wind again. Winds could gust as high
as 25 mph. Saturday night's low should be around 36. Sunday should be clear
skies with a high of about 55.
Here's the missing piece to the puzzle. How much rain will we get? Well, according
to the three weather websites I looked at this morning, almost NONE. They don't
show over a quarter of an inch from now until Sunday. I don't know if there is a
mistake or not, but it looks strange and I don't see all of them making the same
mistake. That's not enough water to wet the ground.
One thing is for sure. The leaves will be gone from the trees by Saturday night.
They will be in the streams. Sorry folks. Mama said there would be days like this.
Use barbless hooks. They will be easy to remove from the leaves. KIDDING.
Better, don't catch the leaves. Catch the fish.
IS: After years of study, I finally determined what causes the wind. It's all those
trees moving around. Notice, when they don't do that, the wind doesn't blow.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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