Home QLinks New Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > Smoky Mountain Fishing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-17-2009, 07:54 AM
whuggins whuggins is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10
Default Raven Fork C&R in Cherokee

Just curious if anyone has fished the Cherokee Catch and Relase section of Raven Fork recently? My buddy and I are headed to Deep Creek on Wednesday and we had thought about stopping and trying Raven Fork before heading over to Bryson City. We have heard some good things about Raven Fork, but were wondering if the recent heavy rains had changed fishing conditions?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2009, 11:59 PM
MarvintheRookie's Avatar
MarvintheRookie MarvintheRookie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ona WV
Posts: 44
Default

Drove by there yesterday, the water was up and it was raining to beat the band.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2009, 08:48 AM
whuggins whuggins is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10
Default

Marvin, thanks for the update. Good to hear the smokys are getting rain this year.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2009, 09:59 AM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,177
Default

That stream fishes really well during higher water so if it is still up some it would probably be worth trying...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 245
Default

Glad to see someone posted this link because I was going to request information for this exact Place.

Plan to be fishing the Trophy area next week. Does anyone have any fly pattern recommendations or sections of the river they would recommend. I understand its only 2.5 miles so I am sure any of this area would be good fishing but wondering if anyone has a favority area.

No sure if beads or drys would be the best patterns. Anyone have any size and pattern information would be appricated. I guess I am not that much of a purist because I will use whatever is catching trout the best. LOL

Thanks for any helpful information.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-18-2009, 01:58 PM
whuggins whuggins is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10
Default

Mac,
we hope to try C&R Raven's Fork on wednesday of this week, but then will head to fish backcountry until next monday. Once we get back, I will post a reply to let you know how it went and what we had luck on, hopefully even have some pictures if I can figure out the camera and loading the images.

I am hoping they will be interested in dry flies, but we will see.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Carolina Boy's Avatar
Carolina Boy Carolina Boy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Waynesville NC
Posts: 515
Default

If no on the dries pitch a big muddler minnow with a split shot right on the nose, deadly in that trophy section FYI
__________________
If it swims throw a fly at it!

Barry Murphy
828-400-3335 (Cell)

www.projecthealingwaters.org
"Healing Those Who Serve"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-2009, 03:19 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,177
Default

Use nymphs that match whatever bugs are in the water currently and start adding split shot until you are either catching fish or occasionally hanging on the bottom... Fish will rise during a good hatch but you will generally increase your odds there by fishing subsurface...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.