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Old 09-15-2009, 10:04 AM
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Question trip this week-must have flies

per previous post, will be staying in Cosby area later this week. thanks for all the responses on fishing this area. What flies are a must right now ?
want to make sure my boxes are stocked. Have plenty of bushy dries, para adams, para ants. thunderheads, what other dries and what nymphs should I make sure and have ?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:17 AM
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I haven't been out in a couple weeks, but I'd be sure to pack some prince nymphs and tellico nymphs. It has cooled off a lot, and I suspect that the green weenies aren't going to be as productive as they were in August.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:17 AM
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I'd still have a few of those little green guys though
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:05 AM
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per previous post, will be staying in Cosby area later this week. thanks for all the responses on fishing this area. What flies are a must right now ?
want to make sure my boxes are stocked. Have plenty of bushy dries, para adams, para ants. thunderheads, what other dries and what nymphs should I make sure and have ?
thanks
Fishhead
Fishhead--I've fished some the last few days (I'm in Bryson City) and my best action on top has come on 'hoppers. For the dropper you can't go wrong with a beadhead Prince, a Tellico, a Pheasant Tail, or a Cooper John, IMO. In the middle of the day I've actually been catching more fish on the hopper, but with rain on the way (skies are quite grey here right now) that will likely change. Jim Casada
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:12 PM
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I'd go with a simple EHC #14 or #16 in orange or yellow maybe some stimis in the same colors and sizes. As far as nymphs what evryone else has mentioned and I would add a pink weenie. Them brookies on Cosby tear them up.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:43 PM
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i have always had luck with parachute ants sz. 16. and yellow crackle back and 18 parachute adams. sz 16 smoky mtn. blackbird always catches fish. the main thing is the drift. if your line catches the lip of a pool the fly will go into turbo mode. an don't forget to hide and take plenty of flies.

there is a big pool below the campground on the creek with a big boulder on the right just past a tree over the creek. there was a big fish rising in the run against the rock monday. i got two tries at it but i was gettin to far away from my wife and baby so i gave up on it.

give it a try, hope you all the luck. just make sure and have fun and take your camera. some of us live vicariuosly through others trips.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:41 PM
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I have not kept any trout caught in park in Cosby Creek, but the fish I have kept outside the park(some wild, some stockers) have all been full of the little snails or whatever those small conical chelled critters are. That creek is full of them, and every trout I cleaned out of there was full of them. A prince or pheasant tail around size 10 or 12 seems to work good there.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:10 PM
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Default conical shells

Would those conical creatures be caddis larva in cases?
I don't know, I'm just guessing.

Any biologists out there?

Scott
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:11 AM
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I have no idea. I need to find out. I do know that every fish I clean from there has a stomach full of them
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:47 AM
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all i can find is that they are freshwater snails. here is what they look like.
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