It’s not red hot fishing, but we’re seeing bugs and that’s a start. Here’s a fresh arrival we saw on the river today in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
First of all, don’t panic. You’re not really missing much. There weren’t many bugs today and the fish let most of those drift on past unmolested. You could tell the fish didn’t quite know what to do. We watched a few bugs get eaten, but there were more fish that slapped the water under the mayflies but didn’t take them. Still, it was pretty cool.
As always we love Haystacks in the spring along with a Parachute Quill Gordon. The Pats Nymph is always good in spring and on any of these sunny days coming you’ll surely see Early Brown Stoneflies laying eggs on the water. We use the Mr. Brownstone for those.
Get your chores done because it’s time to go fishing!