Updated Every Tuesday:
April 2nd, 2013
Blue Winged Olives
BWO Comparadun, BWO Loop Winged Emerger, BWO Quill Body, Juju Baetis/Sulpur Comparadun, Sulphur Quill Comparadun, Mighty May Sulphur/Griffith’s Gnat, Zebra Midge, Black Fly Larva, Brooks Sprout Gray, Black/Hunchback Scud Olive, Rainbow, Sculpzillas, Inverted Zonker Tan
Warm weather and sluicing on the South Holston has been a lethal combo here as of late, Blue Wing Olives and, Sulphurs at times, have been making their daily presence known. Fish are expecting their daily arrival around mid-day. Before the emergence the fish are feeding on nymphs and mainly midges. Long leaders are a must with light tippets improving your odds of hooking up. The Watuaga has also been handing out some great fish both on the surface and subsurface. Larger fish have been moved by large Olive streamers. Sculpzillas are a great bet to help get you down where the bigger fish are lurking. Rio Versileaders can also add some depth to your presentation. Fish large-medium attractor nymphs followed by sulphur and BWO nymphs until the hatches show if they do. Fish BWO dries and Griffith’s Gnats to the fish feeding on surface midges.
Scott S4 8’6 5wt–Great for casting lighter leaders into wind greater distance.
Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack–Plenty of room to carry all needed gear and hydration bladder ready.
Umpqua 13′ Spring Creek Leader–For weary fish the extra length and special taper helps prevent flies delicately.
Blue Winged Olive Comparadun