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    Default South Holston

    I see they are sluicing again on the soho, I'm going up there tomorrow around 12, what did it fish like over the weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishnsleep View Post
    I see they are sluicing again on the soho, I'm going up there tomorrow around 12, what did it fish like over the weekend?
    Just got back from the SOHO. Good sulfur hatch, really got going around 2:30 as usual, at least when I have been there. I started around 1030, was slow at first, few midges coming off, had no action on midges. Switched to split back nymph, caught 6 on that fly, 9-11". Caught more smaller fish than usual today, but I did catch my best brown to date on the SOHO, around 14-15", but very fat, weighed around 2 lbs. I would guess. Caught most of my fish during the hatch on a sulfur comparadun, size 14 & 16. Water level was very nice for wading, a little higher than with no generators running, just right for wading where I was fishing.

    Neal

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    Default cripple

    did you try a cripple c.d.c. sulfur Pineman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockeye valdez View Post
    did you try a cripple c.d.c. sulfur Pineman?
    I used 4 different flies yesterday. Sulfur comparadun, split back beadless nymph (all of my fish were caught on these 2 flies), a yellow wulff, a sulfur emerger, and a zebra/stripper midge. Had no luck on midges yesterday, but I didn't start till nearly 1100, usually do decent with midges early in the morning before the sulfur hatch. First time I tried a split-back nymph, I think I'll use it more often before the surface activity takes off.

    Neal

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    Default big sulfurs

    I re-read your post, #14-#16 sulfurs, big bugs. I have not seen any 16s this year. When the bugs are coming off in numbers and the fish are refusing every size I have tried, I go to a #17 cripple c.d.c. sulfur. They will often take it and when they stop I go back to #20 c.d.c. sulfur with a zelon tail.
    I have a scale for measuring the amount of bugs coming off. When the bugs are pouring off in sustained amount of time, I give that a 10. when they are coming off in singles and with little frequency I call that a 1. What I have seen this year on low water is about a 6-7 and that was in July.

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    I was up there with a bud from Greenville on 9/16 and we floated. It was overcast and we saw a few blue wings early afternoon, then the sun came out and the Sulphurs started.

    I was fishing a size 16 CDC comparadun sulphur with a 20 BWO sparkle dun dropper about 2 feet below. Started off catching fish on the BWO then when they keyed in on the Sulphur and I stuck to that.

    Also fish a PT under and indicator in a size 18 and caught some nice bows.

    Whenever they sluice the fishing is usually pretty good in my experience.

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