View Full Version : Dry Flies on a Local Tailwater

08-29-2007, 08:12 PM
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if any of the tailwaters are getting good dry fly action, or just a tailwater that is fishing well lately. I just got back in Knoxville last week for school and was hoping to wet a line this weekend.
Thanks Jon

08-29-2007, 08:40 PM
I was on the Clinch this past weekend and it was slow (I suck at this sport, but it was even slow by my standards!). I did get some small fish on the standard Zebra and Blood midges, but nothing came up after the few dries I tried.

I've heard a couple say that wooly buggers are on, some say that nothing's really on now. Tough time with the heat and the generation schedules.

08-29-2007, 09:18 PM
you might try the watagua fishing good with dry,s

milligan trout degree
08-29-2007, 10:17 PM
I've been fishing the watauga lately. if you're looking at dries, i'd throw a sulphur pattern. the fish seem to start coming up around 10 or a little later. i've also been catching fish on dropper zebra midges, and pheasant tails. i prefer the midges myself. i've also caught a few risers an tan caddis'. sizes 16-20, depending on whether i have a dropper or not.