Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 and 6X, Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X, Streamer 0-2X
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 line size
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
October 18, 2018
Stream levels have been good for wading anglers for the past few
days. Be sure to check the discharge schedule before traveling
very far to fish. Currently, the river is in great shape. They will be
running two generators today, one tomorrow.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain on Saturday,
otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 55 to 72
degrees and lows from 37 to 58 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6/8
Blue-winged Olives: size 18/16 nymph, 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
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Slate Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Cinnamon Caddis, size 18/16, lava, pupa and adults
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Be sure to check the TVA release schedule shown above. If no turbines are running, you
can wade the stream. If one is running, you can wade the stream in places but floating it
would be the preferred method.
Fish the Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin Streamers anytime during low light
conditions or higher water levels.
The Black and Olive Matuka Sculpin both are excellent streamers to use at this time of
the season. Hatches of various species of Blue-winged Olives are always possible in the
afternoons. Midges are best fished in tandem. Aquatic worms are working.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching. Slate Drake are hatching.
Terrestrial insects are working.
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