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Fly_Man_Bill
07-20-2008, 12:58 AM
I went over to the Oconaluftee to do some fly fishing for browns. I fished the lower end of the river just above the Job Corps bridge. Caught several fish early in the morning. I had a real good day, the first fish I caught was a 14in Rainbow. I beleive that this fish came from Cherokee. The fish put up a great fight. In all I caught 18 fish. Beside the 14 incher I landed a 12in. two 10 1/2 in. and a 8in. rainbow. the rest of the fish were in the 5 to 7 in. range. I caught all of the bigger fish on a #6 black crow fly. The other fish were taken on a #8 nymph I tye from turkey feathers. The water was really low and clear. The fish were real active until 10:30am or 11:00am. I spooked alot of fish because of the water levels. I did notice several large yellow bugs flying around. I though they might have been sulfur bugs, but these flies were as large as big May Flies. I do not know what they were. I only caught one small Brown. I had a great time today fishing, I pray that it rains soon or the fishing is going to really slow down.

May God Bless You... Psalm 91:2

Bill

jwebb541
07-20-2008, 05:17 AM
Nice report! The water levels are gettin low. Glad to hear some fish stories though. Thanks for sharing.

brown trout man
07-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Im glade you had a great time fly fishing and.I tied those flys i need som size 14 hooks



brown trout man

caught 108
07-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Nice job! Bill glad you had a good time. Sincerly caught 108

tennswede
07-20-2008, 03:34 PM
could have been a Golden Stone, a relative to the Little Yellow Stone. I saw one on another creek in NC last Saturday. Size about a 10.

Fly_Man_Bill
07-20-2008, 06:23 PM
tennswede,
Is there a fly a person could tye to match the Golden Stone? Thank you for the info. about the bug.

May God Bless You...

Bill

Gerry Romer
07-20-2008, 06:55 PM
Here's a few links to patterns for the golden stone and the little yellow sally... mostly the yellow sally.

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/080403fotw.php

http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/2008/05/17/fly-tying-video-little-yellow-sally-cdc/

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/032408fotw.php

http://flycurrents.blogspot.com/2008/07/yellow-sally-patterns.html

Fly_Man_Bill
07-20-2008, 11:46 PM
Gerry,
Thank you for the info. Do you use these flies in the park and if so what sizes? The bug was huge it could have been tied on a #8 or #10. It was cream to light yellow. The things would stay about 2 to 2 1/2 feet off of the water. In all I seen about 40 to 50 of these things in a 1/4 mile section of the creek.

May God Bless You...

Bill

Gerry Romer
07-21-2008, 10:20 AM
I had the privilege of sitting with Jack Gregory at Troutfest this year and watching him tie flies. One of the flies he tied (and afterward gave to me) was his version of a Golden Stone nymph, tied on a size 8 hook. As Jack put it... "That'll fetch!" So I wouldn't hesitate to use a size 8 nymph.

As for dries... I do see the occasional bug flying around that resembles a B-52. But I'm not inclined to go quite that big with a dry unless it's a hopper pattern. The Light Cahills I've seen in the park can get pretty large.

Gerry

Fly_Man_Bill
07-21-2008, 11:59 PM
Gerry

Thank you for the info. That would have been fun and educational to sit and watch Mr. Gregory tie flies. I would have been like a kid in a candy store...


May God Bless You...

Bill

brown trout man
07-22-2008, 11:42 AM
fly girl betty jo


Im tying orange and yellow palmers on a size 8 long shaft hook that your dad gave me. They look great i have to let ur dad look at them. Hopefully me and ur dad will get to to go fishing this weekend up in catollutche.My da wants to go so mutch maybe i can get him to go.


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