View Full Version : Must have flies for GSMNP
06-02-2010, 07:04 PM
Hey guys, i didn't know to post this in fly tying or here. sorry if I'm wrong.
But, i will be heading on my annual summer trip to GSMNP :biggrin:, and I'm gonna need to refresh the ol' trout box.
It would be great if you guys could give me your favorite flies for late june- early july.
06-02-2010, 07:12 PM
Yellow Stimulator size 14, EHC tan, brown, yellow, Size 14. BH Prince size 14 that's about it, no need to complicate things in my opinion.
06-02-2010, 08:09 PM
I would add a parachute Adams to the Swede's list.
06-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Orange Palmer and a soft hackle BHPT...summer winter spring fall, full moon, no moon, low water, high water, rain, snow, sleet or shine :)
06-02-2010, 11:19 PM
The only thing I would add would be some BHPT numphs. Even though I try different stuff, most of my fishing ends up being with an Adams (or a "yellow Adams") with a BHPT as a dropper. That's my go-to combination. I'll try different stuff but the Adams with the BHPT dropper is the "it" combination for me.
I think a lot of it is what you have confidence in using.
I have caught almost all my best fish in May and June on something yellow
Don't forget to pick up some green weenies. They should bring alot of fish to hand in late June and July. http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif
06-03-2010, 09:39 AM
A bushy wulff fly...royal or Tennessee....works great and I will usually have a couple of lime trudes....can't tell you the number of times I have spent an entire week up there throwing nothing but a yellow or tan EHC
06-03-2010, 01:13 PM
I like yellow parachute adams and bhpt's.
06-03-2010, 02:35 PM
Another essential in my book is the Tellico nymph...
Really, not much is gonna outperform the green weenie in the summer months... take a handful of those (beadhead and regular) and some tasty lookin' dries and you'll have everything you need.
Personally, all I fish in the Park is a size 4 woolie booger ;)
06-03-2010, 03:15 PM
Thanks guys, These were some of the flies i had in mind. And yes, a green weenie is what i caught my first trout on last year,Trout on fly at least. :rolleyes:
And soory, but could someone do a tutorial on a BHPT? im not familiar with this fly.
Also any terrestrials?
06-03-2010, 03:22 PM
BHPT = Bead head pheasant tail.
I don't have a tutorial but I'm sure you can find one if you still haven't heard of it. I think some flies get talked about so much they become an acronym on the internet.
06-03-2010, 03:25 PM
Its not a bead head, but Hugh Hartstell has a good tutorial on his website.
It is for his double legged version.
06-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Yea, that seems to happen alot. thanks for the info, and the links.:)
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