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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 - June 15, 2018
The discharges and resulting stream levels have been ranging from low to high, with little
good wading opportunity. Smallmouth Bass are being caught in the lower section of the
river when the levels are down. Midges are still hatching good. Aquatic worms are
working. Sculpin streamers are always a good choice. Eastern Pale Evening duns called
Sulphurs, are hatching.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain next Monday and Tuesday,
otherwise clear. Highs will range from 88 to 92 and lows from 67 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
Eastern Pale Evening duns, (sulphurs) size 14, nymphs, emergers, duns
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Eastern Pale Evening duns, called Sulphurs by locals, are starting to hatch.
Sulphurs are hatching.
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