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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Midges 6X, streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
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.
Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - August 17, 2018
There have been a lot of good opportunities this past week. The stream levels have been
in good shape most of the time. Smallmouth Bass are being caught in the lower section of
the river. Midges are still hatching good. Aquatic worms are working. Sculpin streamers
are always a good choice.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week. Highs
will range from 82 to 84 and lows from 56 to 69 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: size 20, 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
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.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching, mostly on cloudy, overcast days.
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa imitations in tandem.
Brown and white Belly sculpin streamers are working good.
Black Matuka Sculpin and Olive Matuka sculpin are working good.
Terrestrials like Carpenter ants, Japanese beetle and hoppers are working.
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