Originally Posted by tennswede
No need to make this more complicated than it is. Of course entomology is fun in itself so it won't hurt to know the hatches.
This is great advice from Hans and a few other folks. Take a look at this site (points 3 & 4 in particular) http://www.flyline.com/tips_trivia/myths_legends_lies/
I think sometimes we get so caught up in matching the hatch we forget the other things (which may be more important)...presentation...not spooking the fish...type of feeding
Its great to know all the entomology stuff, and there are places where it may be vitally important to catching fish, but in the Smokies, I think its greatly overrated...
I'll get off the soapbox and prepare to catch some arrows (and daggers!)...