No time for a full report right now because I'm hitting the water early tomorrow. But in a nutshell, David's report is dead on. The hatch of brown stones was very thick and rewarding, as was several standard nymphs (deep and in the film) on good presentation.
Over the past few years, the Hiwassee tailwater has been high over the winter and currently, it looks like the water will be off quite a bit in the near future depending on rain. IF you've not been down for a visit because of the high water....well now's your time.
Take your wading staffs, extra clothes, be careful, and take your time. A lot of the river is wadable right now, but the HI can be a workout in wading. It is well worth it though! And just think....hendricksons are not far off!!!!