Brook Trout are not as difficult
to fool as the rainbow or brown
trout. However, getting around in
the streams and casting to them
is usually not very easy.
Fishing Methods (How to Fly Fish the Great Smoky Mountains)
Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fly Fishing DVDs "Strategies
That Catch Trout"
covers the
game plan anglers should use
to consistantly catch trout.
Small Smoky Mountain Trout Streams
require creative cast and presentations that
are often necessary just to get the fly into an
area of productive water. That is not usually a
very easy thing to do underneath a thick
canopy of overhanging tree limbs.
What Fly Should I Use?
This is the most frequently
asked question about fly-fishing
any where; however, it is not one
of the most important ones.
You will find that the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park may require some fly-fishing
methods that are a quite different than those
you may use at other places. While the methods
are vastly different from those used in fly-fishing
large  Western streams and rivers, they are not
so different from those used to fish the
headwaters of many other Eastern or Western
freestone streams. With the exception of the
uppermost part of Abrams Creek, the fishing
methods that are effective in the park are quite
different from that used in fly-fishing spring
creeks. They are also quite different from those
used to fish most  tailwaters.
Brook Trout
Successful Strategies: This
DVD features author Ian
Rutter. The program teaches
nymphing. It was produced in
the Great Smoky Mountain
National Park.
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more information.
Copyright 2008 James Marsh
Selecting Flies
Strategies That Catch Trout
Tight Casting Conditions
Caddis Chimney Cases
Caddisflies, especially the net
spinners, do not exist in large
quantities in the Smokies. Other
types such as cased caddis   
exist in fairly large quantities.
Mayflies of the clinger nymph
families are plentiful in the
Brown trout generally require different fishing
methods and techniques if you are specifically
targeting them. They are usually more difficult to catch
than the other species. They tend to stay hidden under
a rock during the day and feed mostly during low light
conditions such as dark cloudy days or at night.
Brown Trout
Top 85 Tips on Fly-fishing for Trout
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Don't forget the Kids: Angie selecting a fly for our grandson, Tanner Deupree
We had to remind Tanner that he forgot to put his wading belt on. That is a NO-NO. If
you slip and fall in, it would be difficult to get back up out of the water if your waders
were full of water.
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