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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 - November 30, 2016
The river has been turning out some nice trout for the few anglers fishing. The stream
levels have been low due to low discharges. The lake level is low but help is on the way. It
is raining as I am writing this and there's more to come his weekend. Midges and
Blue-winged olives continue to be the main insects hatching.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain today and again on Saturday and
Sunday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 45 to 49 degrees and
lows from 29 to 39 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Cinnamom Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa and adults
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, 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.
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.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Black flies are hatching.
Winter stoneflies should begin to hatch anytime now.
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