Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2010, 10:06 AM
gutshot gutshot is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 170


Subsurface food is available year round and since the tailwaters have generally consistent temps they are active year round.

Unless you are intent on catching these rising fish on a dry fly or surface patten, when the fish are rising nymph patterns are often still more productive.

Small stonefly nymphs, pheasant tails from 14-18, and scud/sowbug patterns will often be as or more productive. Sometimes you just have to figure out where the trout are in the water column and get the nymph at or just above that level. Sometimes the fish will be just 6 inches from the surface or sitting tight to the bottom.

The fish are often seeing a lot less presure this time of year and some real hogs can be found out feeding in bright sun.

You must have a drag free drift and a fly they are willing to eat.

Last edited by gutshot; 12-10-2010 at 10:36 AM..
Reply With Quote

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 12:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.