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    Default Flies for warm water trout

    Not actual warm water, but what flies have worked well for you on the warm water rivers, creeks, and ponds that are stocked by the TWRA each winter? I'm fairly new to trout and looking to chase them here in West and Middle Tn. Thanks.

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    Those winter trout can be a lot of fun... I always have good luck throwing soft hackles for them either dead drifted, stripped or swung. They also seem to like bigger copper john and hares ear nymphs in #12,#14. Of course woolly buggers also work on them as well. I catch as many as I can right after a stocking and will release every one to try and educate them before they run into that suspicious looking piece of corn. That way hopefully I get to catch them again and again well into the spring...


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    Thanks for the answer tnflyfisher. Have you ever fished any of the stocked rivers west of Nashville? I'm looking at places to get my trout fix close by.

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    Unfortunately, I have not...
    However, I live right on the Harpeth River in Franklin. So, if you ever head East over the course of the winter, I'll be glad to show you where to fish...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmadd View Post
    Not actual warm water, but what flies have worked well for you on the warm water rivers, creeks, and ponds that are stocked by the TWRA each winter? I'm fairly new to trout and looking to chase them here in West and Middle Tn. Thanks.
    I would swing and slow bump soft hackles on a down stream lie. Virtually any pattern and sizes #12-16 should hit the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    I would swing and slow bump soft hackles on a down stream lie. Virtually any pattern and sizes #12-16 should hit the spot.
    While I've never fished the delayed harvest streams in Tennessee the above advice has always worked well for me on the stocked trout streams in Illinois and Indiana.

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