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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 - January 16, 2018
Discharges and stream levels are high. We continue to get good reports from anglers
fishing the river. Blue-winged olives, and Midges are hatching good. Sculpin streamers are
catching some very large browns.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain and snow from Friday through
Sunday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 32 to 58 degrees and
lows from 12 to 41 degrees.
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, lava, 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 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.
Black Flies are hatching.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
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you decide which flies you need.
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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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