View Full Version : Saturday on the Middle Prong

03-11-2007, 08:08 PM
I was able to spend about an hour and a half on the Middle Prong Saturday around 1:00. I saw tons of bugs. I fished a #12 Quill Gordon the entire time. Every tiny pocket of water that I could approach carefully and get off a good first cast, I got a rise on my fly. I only got three to hand, and missed a bunch of strikes. I was amazed at how unforgiving each pocket was. If I didn't get a good float on the first cast, the pocket was dead. I soon learned to be very cautious on that first cast, and once I did, I had much better success.

It was a ton of fun for this Nashville boy.

appalachian angler
03-12-2007, 09:23 AM
Yeah, I know what ya mean about missed hook sets. After fishing tailwaters all winter, it usually takes me a couple of trips to the smokies to get back "in-tune" with small stream trout fishing. Thanks for the report! Nice to hear about rising fish!