Drove up to the SoHo this morning to meet an old friend, Hugh Hartsell. TVA posted that they were sluicing until further notice, but they must have decided to generate a little, too ... water was too high to wade early this morn, so we made a quick side trip to the Watauga where we picked up several small ones on nymphs. Got back to the SoHo around 1 and waded down below the grates. Around 2 the sulphurs started hatching in numbers, and we had an excellent day fishing sulphur dries and emergers ... the emerger that Hugh ties is a killer! Fish were rising all around, and didn't seem to mind getting "lined" or having drag on the fly ... they were in a feeding frenzy and were zeroed in on both the duns and emergers.
If you get a chance to fish the SoHo in the afternoons while TVA is sluicing, it is an excellent time to get into some "hot" dry fly and emerger action!