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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 - September 20, 2017
The discharge schedule is currently showing there will be some breaks for wading
anglers in the mornings, but not the afternoons. Fishing for smallmouth bass is best in
the mornings. The water is still too warm for decent opportunities for trout fishing.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain through Thursday, then clearing.
Highs will range from 84 to 86 and lows from 61 to 63 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
Cinnamon Caddis, size 18/16, larva, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Terrestrials, such as Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles, and hoppers may be important at
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