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Old 03-21-2006, 12:28 AM
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Default Re: Rainy Weather Fishing

MR,

I enjoy fishing in the rain. It can be a great time to catch larger than average fish. Some of my very best days in the Smokies were fishing during high water. You might add some larger nymphs to your list, such as prince nymphs and stonefly nymphs. One of my larger browns was caught when the water was muddy after a storm and I was throwing a large nymph. Fishing the smaller streams is a great idea if the water gets too high or muddy. Keep in mind that Abram's tends to fish better when it has been raining a lot, especially the spring creek section because it takes a lot more water to muddy it compared to some of the other streams. The West Prong of LR has fished well for me in high water also. Warm rainy weather can potentially lead to some excellent hatches. Don't overlook larger streams such as Little River for this to happen. As long as the water levels are not dangerously high, there can still be good fishing. Good luck with your trip!

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