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    Default Holston or Clinch?

    I'm taking my Dad fishing tomorrow. He's been on the Clinch a few times, hasn't had much luck and is convinced that it's a bad fishery and inferior to the Holston. I'd love to prove him wrong, but, whatever. So he wants to go over and fish the Holston if there's a caddis hatch. Any word on the conditions over there? It's supposed to be chilly tomorrow but sunny. Will that affect a hatch?

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    Without question take him to the Holston. Better fishing. I was at the Clinch last week, fished the Holston Day before yesterday. Absolutley no comparison.

    Marc
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    I will second the Holston. Its just plain easier fishing in my opinion, especially if there is a hatch. I would bet there will be tomorrow afternoon. I'll be out there also, so ill probably see you there.
    Michael

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    I'll agree with the others.

    Also, please treat your boots and waders before going to the Holston. The Clinch is literally full of didymo and it will spread to the Holston on wet boots and waders that have not been treated.

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    Thanks for the replies. And for the reminder, Rocky. I wish more people knew to do it. Which makes me think, maybe there should be signs at ramps and wade in spots to tell people about it? That's something I would think that the TWRA or local TU could do...

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    The Holston was litterally on fire Saturday, with plenty of dry fly action and larger fish taken on midges and small pheasant tails. I like the size I can pull out of the Clinch, but I'll say the Holston has the fun, less technical factor I reeaallllyyy appreciate.

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    I checked generation for tomorrow on the Holston and they are running 2 from 6am to 11am. Then 1 from 4pm to 5. Based on that, will there be a time-frame that allows for wade-in access at Nances Ferry? How long does it take for the water to get to Nances Ferry and how long does it take to come down? Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    It takes about 5 hours for the water to rise down at nances ferry

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    Default Holston

    Any advice on fly selection?

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    Standard tailwater fare, small midges and PT's - there are some some craneflys as the weather warms up but soon enough you can throw anything you want as long as it's caddis...
    May you find a rise in every puddle... - WATERBORN

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