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South Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
21, 2017
The discharge schedule shows they will be running one turbine tomorrow. Conditions
remain good with lots of insects hatching. Fish the Cinnamon Caddis larva imitation
during the hatch and the adult during the egg laying, or when you see them dipping
down and touching the water.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through tomorrow, then clearing.
Highs will be
79 to 81 and lows from 60 to 67 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51 (near weir, warmer downstream)
Clarity: Clear
TVA Release Schedule:
Blue-winged Olives: size 20/18 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa and adults
Eastern Pale Evening Duns, (called Sulphurs) size 14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
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 streamers anytime.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching
Eastern Pale Evening Duns, called Sulphurs by locals, are hatching. .
True Sulphurs are starting to hatch.
Midges are still hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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