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.

Thanks, Justin

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.


06-02-2010, 11:26 PM

I have caught almost all my best fish in May and June on something yellow

06-03-2010, 09:10 AM
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

Rog 1
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.:)