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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 to 12 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.
South Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
January 16, 2019
We continue to get good reports from customers fishing the river. Discharges have
been relatively high much of the time. They are still not running any turbines the next
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain/show from Friday through
Sunday, otherwise clear for the coming week. The highs will range from 30 to 57 and
lows from 12 to 39.
Recommended Trout Flies:
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
Blue-winged Olives: size 16/18 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 4/6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, lava, pupa and adults
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think the best strategy is to fish 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.
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.
Hatches of various species of Blue-winged Olives are possible in the afternoons and
more likely and in greater quantities if the skies are cloudy or overcast.
Fish the Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin or the Articulated streamers anytime.
Winter Stoneflies are hatching.
Black Flies are hatching.
Aquatic worms are working good.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (email@example.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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