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KonchuSeptember 20th, 2009, 12:04 pm
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Indiana

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Just got back from a trip to the North Carolina side of the Smokies. Drunella tuberculata (probably the conestee form) is getting ready to hatch there. Most of the other bugs of decent size that I saw were relatively young.
PastorrayNovember 26th, 2009, 8:19 am
Springfield Ohio

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Yes, I'm new to this site and was wondering if you have done any fly fishing in the Smokies during the winter...say Jan., or Feb.? I've done some in April on the NC side and did rather well, but like to try it in colder weather... Thanks , Pastor Ray
Pastor Ray
TeddypNovember 26th, 2009, 5:27 pm
North Carolina

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I live on the NC side and fish the smokies throughout the year. The winter fishing is pretty good, but obviously slow as the temperatures drop, but don't get as cold as up north. Nymphing through the winter when the sun is out can be good!
Ted
TaxonNovember 26th, 2009, 9:02 pm
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Plano, TX

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Hi Luke. Interesting. Must have (somehow) missed your post when you made it on September 20. Haven't previously seen any emergence dates for Drunella tuberculata, but they must one of the latest-emerging Drunella species.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
KonchuNovember 27th, 2009, 6:25 pm
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Indiana

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Taxon, that Drunella is the old D. conestee, at least I'm pretty sure.

Pastorray and Teddyp, I've seen various BWOs emerging in good numbers up into December, if the day is warm enough.
CrUNChstONEJanuary 3rd, 2010, 11:49 am
Charlotte, NC

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Your best bet would be Abrams Creek because it originates underground and the water stays warmer during the winter than anywhere else in the park. P.S. Try BWO's, midges, and little black stone fly nymphs.
Stay classy.
KonchuJanuary 4th, 2010, 5:22 pm
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Indiana

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Abrams Cr and its tribs is where I collected the winged BWOs & other baetids!

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