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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 - October 18, 2017
They are not running a generator today or tomorrow, so that means there will be a few
place you may can wade. Drift boats can do well with or without generation. There are
some very good Blue-winged olive hatches taking place and well as some Cream and
Blood or Red midges. Stream Conditions:
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain from Sunday through Tuesday,
otherwise clear. Highs will range from 69 to 75 degrees and lows from 39 to 50 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, 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
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, 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. Fish the pupa and larva in tandem for the best results.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Aquatic worms are working.
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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with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
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