Fly Fishing Report
Updated Every Tuesday: May 29th, 2012
Hatches: Midges, Sulphurs, BWO’s, Caddis,
Fly Suggestions: Midge Clusters, Sparrow Midge, Zebra Midge (Red and Black), Black Fly Larva, CDC Comparaduns (BWO and Sulphur), PMD Silloutte Dun, Split Cases (PMD and BWO), Klinkhammer Emerger (Sulphur and BWO), Elk Hair Caddis (Tan, Peacock, Yellow), Stimulators (Yellow, Olive Peacock), Peacock Caddis, Braid Pupae (Black and Tan), Flashback Caddis (Hare’s Ear), Tungsten Z-Caddis
General Information: Flows will more than likely remain similar with generation relaxing as the heavier rainfalls subside. Hatch’s will continue to pick up pace and fish will become re-acquainted with the bugs they will also come more selective on the realism of you fly and they are already accustomed to wanting the perfect drift. Longer leaders are a must on the South Holston as the water levels lower and the hatch’s turn on.
The terrestrial action will continue to pick up, so make sure to keep an eye out for fish feeding under limbs or grassy banks. Polarized sunglasses make sight fishing possible and actually enjoyable so stop in one of our shops to fitted for the right pair. Remember the most expensive pair might not always be the best for you. Big fish, like all others, enjoy terrestrial so be prepared for some explosive strikes and some even more fearsome battles. With fish having more water to move in and usually more current to use to their advantage it is very important that we have the right equipment for the job. One of the
most important pieces of this puzzle is a good reel with a solid drag system. One great option is the Lamson Velocity. With a superb drag system that is super smooth, and to top it all off it is all in a waterproof housing. This reel will control your line no matter if the fish is coming or going.