Sorry everyone for the lack of fishing reports lately, but between trips, tying flies and buying a new house, we barely have any time to sleep. We have a few days of rest in between trips this week and we will put up more pics and reports. Greg and Mark have fly fished a couple of times before and wanted to try the smokies while they were here. Dry flies are about the only thing fishable right now with the water being so low and it just so happens that the fish are looking up.
Here are Greg and Mark with their first Smoky Mountain trout.
The fish are very fast on the takes in the Smokies and that’s why they are smiling so much, because it took several missed fish before they landed one. Once they caught on to where the fish were sitting and how fast they were, the catching average went up. Right before we ended the trip, Mark made one more cast into a big pool that was churning around and hook and landed a nice rainbow. Unfortunately while trying to get a picture of the fish, it had planned out an escape route.
We promise it was this big.
With low water use lighter tippet and try to let the fly line land softly on the water. If you smack the water with the line it’s usually best to keep moving to the next hole.
Flies to use.
Rusty Brown caddis #18-#14
October Caddis #12
BWO #18 -#20