Hi all, I'm attempting to take advantage of the cold weather and put the fishing down time to good use. I started fly fishing about 4 years ago and let the fustration of fishing the Smokies get me. After a few years of being out, I've been rebitten by the fly fishing bug and want to get familiar with fishing the park.
My first question involves hatches and how they relate to fly selection. Specifically, what are the common hatches that occur in the park in March, April, May and what are the main flies used during that time? I have started tying again and want to use this time to improve my skills and tie a supply of flies that will be useful.
Second, the few times that I did fish the park it seemed that I had been told that nymphs were fished with more success than dry flies ... in general. Just wondering if anyone else felt this way.