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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, 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.
Watauga River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - February 08, 2020
The discharge schedule is currently high and likely to remain high for a few days. We
continue to get good reports from customers when stream levels are okay. Our articulated
streamers are catching some large browns.
7 Day Weather Forecast: The is snow and rain for the coming week.The highs will range
from 40 to 58 and lows from 28 to 48.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 4/6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults.
Black Flies, size 18,20, larva, pupa and adults.
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
There is little change in the best approach to use. Be sure to check the TVA release
schedule shown above.
Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers are excellent flies
to use anytime.
Midges are hatching. Fish the pupa and larva in tandem for the best results.
Aquatic worms are working.
Hatches of various species of Blue-winged Olives are possible in the afternoons and .
Aquatic Worms are working good.
Black and Olive Matuka sculpin are good streamers to use.
Black flies are hatching.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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