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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 - May 17, 2017
They are running two or more everyday for the next three days. It can still be fished from
drift boat but the currents will be running strong. There are lots of caddisflies hatching.
Cinnamon Caddis are starting up and there are still some little blacks in the upper section.
Sulphurs should start in the near future.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week except
for today. Highs will range from 78 to 84 degrees and lows from 60 to 63 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa and adults
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
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
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 are excellent flies to
Midges are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
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.
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