View Full Version : Clinch River Fly Box

05-20-2008, 11:47 AM
What flies stay in your fly box for the clinch?

05-20-2008, 12:29 PM
I never step in the water up there without zebra midges, pheasant tails, olive scuds, olive buggers, and one particularly effective fly for me if I am throwing dries is a thinly dubbed Klinkhammer. If they are sipping but you don't see anything coming off...give one a try. I tie them in Adams, BWO, and Sulpher. With the exception of the Bugger, all my Clinch flies are very small. Never any bigger than a 16 with size 18 being the average.


Brook Fan
05-20-2008, 12:31 PM
Never leave the house without a black tungeston zebra midge (I use a #20) and an olive hares ear (I use a #16)

When the going is rough these flies will produce on the Clinch.

BHPT's are also very good items to bring along.

05-20-2008, 09:56 PM
Wilson10, Beyond the usual suspects, I like a small olive bugger, Syl's midge(peacock and partridge), grey soft hackle with grizzly hen, sz16 brassie on a 200R hook with a copper bead and cdc wound hackle usually brown- try this- swinging it into the riffles, even after the sulfurs are gone, tiny grey midge, chartreuse bugger(some claim it will save the day) I'm not so sure. Just so you know, I fish way too much downstream to be taken seriously. Eyes on the lies, Monk

05-20-2008, 11:49 PM
I used this hatch-chart when I was first getting to know the Clinch:

I've picked up a ton of info from fishing buddies and meeting people along the river.

05-21-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Not too many surprises.

05-27-2008, 06:07 PM
What dries and nymph patterns are you guys currently having success with?