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fourx
12-15-2010, 06:35 PM
Fished a good sulphur hatch on the S. Holston this past weekend. Oh yeah, it's Dec..

4X

Knothead
12-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Just a question- are you positive they are sulphurs?

fourx
12-15-2010, 09:12 PM
Yes, 100%.
I've been trying to hit the epic BWO hatch up on the Soho a few times this winter yet this yellow bug keeps showing up.
Not the hatches of summer but every dun that went down the river got eaten.

4X

tennswede
12-16-2010, 08:58 AM
The late Carl Richards and Doug Swisher in their excellent book "Selective Trout" noted that they had encountered Sulphurs just about year round on SoHo.

flyman
12-16-2010, 10:54 AM
Tail waters aren't on the same time table for insect hatches that our freestone streams are. Remember the water that is being released is a more consistent temperature year round which effects hatches.

Knothead
12-16-2010, 12:01 PM
Interesting. This ol' dog learned something today. I've only encountered sulphurs during the late spring/early summer on the Hiwassee. I got into the hatch there a few years ago and it was a blast!

MadisonBoats
12-16-2010, 01:16 PM
I have seen them at all times in the year on the Clinch.

fourx
12-16-2010, 01:18 PM
I'll have to say that the trout I fished over sat. were nearly impossible.
They have seen so many real and fake bugs this year it's insane. I've fished the Henry's Fork, DePuys, Silvercreek, etc. and these trout were pickier!
I did see some really good looking soho flies on Hugh Hartsell's web site that I think might help me out though.
Non-standard cripples and emergers were what worked somewhat sat..

Another comment on the SoHo: This is the buggiest river in the southeast by far. It's wierd though because of how trashy the mid to lower river is.
Refrigerators, bicycles, 100ft. sections of cable, typewiters, etc.
Didymo out the yingyang.

By the way, don't go, it's too crowded.

4X

silvercreek
12-16-2010, 02:18 PM
You may have noticed that Hugh has started posting some fly tying videos in the "Reports" section of his site. Just a couple so far, but more to come. Sillvercreek

gutshot
12-16-2010, 02:50 PM
Another comment on the SoHo: This is the buggiest river in the southeast by far. It's wierd though because of how trashy the mid to lower river is.
Refrigerators, bicycles, 100ft. sections of cable, typewiters, etc.
Didymo out the yingyang.

By the way, don't go, it's too crowded.

4X



This river is also junky and has no trout.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/Stillinscrubs/bighornriver.jpg

tennswede
12-17-2010, 08:50 AM
Lol, first time I drove by those cars back in 94, I thought, hmm, they sure have a way of getting rid of their clunkers around here.

waterwolf
12-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Swede I do believe those cars are on the bighorn river in MT, and to the best of my memory there isn't a road nearby.

I have seen sulphurs at all times as well, never a good hatch on the Clinch however in years past. I have seen good winter sulphur hatches on the SOUTH HOLSTON, and have seen some great Blue Wing hatches as well.

I also haven't winter fished in ages, probably 10 years now.

fourx
12-17-2010, 03:47 PM
There's actually some cars like that on the Yellowstone also.
Wolf- We need to fish.
I LOVE winter tailrace fishing. I got a big 8-point in between alot of fishing. So, Wolf, you can do both, hunt and fish.

4X

MadisonBoats
12-17-2010, 04:24 PM
This guy floated up to me on the Clinch in October.

Date: 10-14-10 (5:21PM)
Air Temp: 66 Deg. / Water Temp: 57 Deg.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs002.snc6/165247_10150114695223319_718858318_7546344_8363407 _n.jpg

tennswede
12-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Swede I do believe those cars are on the bighorn river in MT, and to the best of my memory there isn't a road nearby.

I have seen sulphurs at all times as well, never a good hatch on the Clinch however in years past. I have seen good winter sulphur hatches on the SOUTH HOLSTON, and have seen some great Blue Wing hatches as well.

I also haven't winter fished in ages, probably 10 years now.

My bad, looks an awful lot like a famous regional tailwater in NC. When I come to think about it those cars are more stacked on top of each other, making it look even worse.