Fort Patrick Henry Dam
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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Fort Patrick Henry
Tailwater
Fly Line:
We recommend either 5 or 6 weight fly line for the Fort Patrick Henry Tailwater in
Tennessee. You only need a floating fly line. You may want a sinking tip line for some
streamer fishing.

Fly Rod:
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight fly rod for the respective line size you choose to
use. The 5 and 6 weight fly rod should in a med-fast action to fast action in a 9 foot
length.

Fly Reel:
The fly reel used for the 5 or 6 weight lines should have a very good drag. We prefer
disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. It should be smooth.

Leaders:
Leaders should size 0X to 6X and be from 71/2 feet to 9 feet long. Use shorter leaders
for streamers.

Tippet:
You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono
is fine.

Waders:
Waders are required for fly fishing the South Holston River at Fort Patrick Henry. We
prefer the breathable type.

Wading Boots:
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the
new rubber soles.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but it's not absolutely necessary.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase.  If
you haven't already tried Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will. You'll find our
streamers and other flies are very effective on the holdover trout in this stream. Our
scud fly patterns are also very effective and realistic flies.
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