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BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 08:59 PM
First Smoky Mountain Trout (http://tennesseeflyfishing.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-smoky-mountain-trout.html)


Took my good bud Mark Law up to the mountains (well I actually met him in Gatlinburg, Tn) and spent the morning fishing for trout in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this last weekend. We got on the river a little late and then got rained out in the afternoon, but it was worth it as Mark caught his first Smoky Mountain trout. It was in a nice little pool and aggressively hit his yellow neversink (that I tied of course ;)). It was a nice little 10" bow that bent his 5wt over really good. He was super excited and so was I. Mark did pretty well and caught on pretty quickly. If he corrects a few mistakes that he was making, he should be able to catch fish whenever he wants.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_F59gOXKSViE/TFi5bC09Y6I/AAAAAAAAALI/E9yCdoMRCew/s1600/39020_1489121181842_1048341616_31418830_1304203_n. jpg

Crockett
08-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Awesome sounds like you guys were fishing on Saturday too. I fished that morning and got hit by the rain about 1pm. Man that is a long piece of yellow foam on the neversink.

BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Crockett,

Yeah, we had to go into town at 11a.m. but had a blast while we were out. Yeah, that foam may be a bit long. I sometimes get in too big of a hurry, but if it is long, it's not by much. Not enough to deter most trout. I do plan on paying more attention to detail in the future when I tie. I think the key, for me anyway, is to tie a certain amount of time per week, be it 1 hour or 10 hours, depending on your needs and amount of time spent fishing. I think I am going to experiment with that foam as well in the future and see if I can get more rises to it. That fly was probably too big for the stream, but I swear I saw a size 10-12 bright yellow mayfly just before I tied it on (I think that fly is a size 12, if I remember correctly).

Crockett
08-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Well you can't argue with the results. I bet it floats good too. I have tried to tie a couple of them without much luck so far I am a beginner at fly tying for sure. I may try a big piece of foam like that myself. I could probably make an imitation corn fly pretty easy out of that stuff lol.

BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 10:28 PM
Well, I try and match the foam to the hook, but I have been struggling to see lately, so I tie some of em a little too big. I would say that some of the older guys really believe in exact proportions though and I think they are right. I wish I had tied a couple of more patterns in yellow for my trip, but all I had were these and some yellow stimis I tied. Lot's to learn in this sport.

Worrgamesguy
08-03-2010, 11:40 PM
Awesome sounds like you guys were fishing on Saturday too. I fished that morning and got hit by the rain about 1pm. Man that is a long piece of yellow foam on the neversink.

It's the neverneversink! Hahaha :biggrin:

The GSMNP trout is still elusive to me :mad: I need to take a day trip over there.

duckypaddler
08-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Man that is a long piece of yellow foam on the neversink.

Hey BRF - Could you ties me up a dozen of those? I pick out all the size 12 with the biggest pieces of foam, and can never find one with enough foam. That extra foam is perfect for Brookie high water, or riffles in general. Also I bet the fingerlings won't be as apt to hit that.

One mans joke is another mans desire:smile:

BlueRaiderFan
08-04-2010, 10:21 AM
I'd be glad to if I get some time :) I'm a big joker myself :)

BlueRaiderFan
08-04-2010, 10:24 AM
Apparently Smileys don't work on a Droid.

BlueRaiderFan
08-04-2010, 10:29 AM
It's the neverneversink! Hahaha :biggrin:

The GSMNP trout is still elusive to me :mad: I need to take a day trip over there.

Trey,

It's beautiful. You really should go when you can. Go early, roll cast a lot, don't rip your line off the water on a bad cast, stay low and quiet and make your dry land real gentle and you'll catch one or two.