Fall Fly Fishin in the Smokies

Fall is one of the best times of year to wet a line here in Western NC. The brown trout and brookies are feeding up to spawn, the leaves are turning the mountains into

a magical display of colors, and there is just enough nip in the air to make spending the day on the water a very special experience.

On cloudy days be on the look out for Blue Winged Olives to hatch. These are small bugs in the 18 - 22 size range. On just about any day this time of year you can see midges hatching as well....again small 20 - 24 size range.

There is no better time to throw a streamer in search of a big brown trout.....especially after a rain shower to murky the water a bit.