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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 - December 08, 2017
The discharge schedule shows them running water mostly in the mornings. Conditions
remain good for catching some large brown trout. Sculpin streamers will do that. Fish the
Brown or Matuka sculpin patterns. Midges and BWOs are hatching.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow through Saturday and again next
Tuesday, otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 35 to 47 degrees and
lows from 21 to 31 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
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.
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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