Another great week of fishing on the South Holston, Watauga, and now Holston Proper. We are having great success for trout with a new nymphing technique using the new TFO BVK rods and throwing some new design flies from Bob Clouser on Clouser rods. Give me a call and let us get you out there learning to catch above average fish with these new techniques.
The Watauga and South Holston Tailwaters have been fishing phenomenal even with all this crappy rainy record cold weather. The weather is keeping the hatches at a minimum to almost non-existent. So we are nymphing with great success.
Here is a picture of Ed from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and his first fish on a fly rod. An 18″ butter belly brown is a great way to start your fly fishing career.
The South Holston produced very well today, lots of hard fighting browns were brought to the boat today. The bite was very soft, a slight tick on the strike indicator and a quick set of the hook gave the client great rewards.
Lets get you out there and get you one of these great fish tugging on your line, give me a call or email and lets go fishing.
I am so looking forward to this week, a bunch of great trips coming up and then the weekend at Troutfest in Townsend Tennessee. Here are some pictures of recent trips.
Be sure to come by the Temple Fork Outfitters and Chota Outdoor Gear booths at Troutfest, I will have the pleasure of being around a couple of the greats of fly fishing, Bob Clouser and Lefty Kreh. Below is a picture on my recent trip on the South Holston with Bob Clouser.
The Watuaga and South Holston Tailwaters are fishing out of sight. The trips this week have been just awesome, great clients and great fishing make for some big grins. The Watauga has cranflies, sulphurs, BWO’s and midges coming off all over the river. The South Holston is seeing the start of the sulphur season and the fish are feeding very well on them.
There are a few openings remaining in the months of May and June, give me a call or email to get out there and experience the East Tennessee Tailwaters at their finest.
I hope everyone has made it through these bad weather situations the past couple of weeks, we have lots of damage in our area from seven tornados that came through our area last Wednesday.
The fishing is good and the caddis are coming off on the Watauga, it is not like years past but the fish are feeding on them and we are having great trips down the river.