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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 - July 04, 2020
The discharges and stream levels have been a little high lately but fine right now. We are
getting some good reports from customers.
7 Day Weather Forecast: (click the box below for more detailed weather information)
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
Cinnamon caddis, size 16/18, pupa and adults
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
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.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Sulphurs are hatching.
Japanese beetles are working.
Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
|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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