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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 -
February 22, 2018
The discharges are high most of the time and of course, that means high stream
levels. Larger drift boats can fish most of the time. The weather is going to be warmer
and the middle and lower sections of the river should warm up a little.
7 Day Weather Forecast: After today, there is a chance of rain everyday for the
coming week. The highs will be 60 to 75 and lows from 35 to 55 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 16/18 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
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
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.
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa imitations in tandem for the best results.
Aquatic worms are working. Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black flies are hatching.
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