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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Chattahoochee River - Fly Fishing Report (Tailwater)
February 22, 2018
Discharges and stream levels are high at times. Up until higher discharges, good numbers
of trout are being caught in all sections. Blue-winged olives are hatching good. Midges
and Winter stoneflies are the most important hatches.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday but today, otherwise clear
for the next week. Highs will range from 67 to 80 and lows from 48 to 63 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
Release Schedule: Call 770-945-1466 to check the schedule
Rate: 1330 cfs
Level: 3.4 ft
USGS Stream Flow Data at Atlanta
Blue-winged Olives, size 20/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22 larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Scuds, size 14
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Always check the schedule of releases. Blue-winged olive nymphs have been the
number one producer. The stream is full of various species of small BWOs nymphs and
the trout are always focusing on them. Midges are always hatching and eaten by trout
year-round. Aquatic worms are working.
The Olive and Black Sculpin Streamers are great flies to use for the larger trout. The
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use anytime.
Scuds are available for the trout to eat all year.
As a backup strategy, we recommend fishing a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly.
Fish the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
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Fly Fishing Chattahoochee River
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