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Old 12-15-2010, 06:35 PM
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Default Yes, sulphurs in Dec.

Fished a good sulphur hatch on the S. Holston this past weekend. Oh yeah, it's Dec..

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:15 PM
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Just a question- are you positive they are sulphurs?
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:12 PM
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Yes, 100%.
I've been trying to hit the epic BWO hatch up on the Soho a few times this winter yet this yellow bug keeps showing up.
Not the hatches of summer but every dun that went down the river got eaten.

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:58 AM
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The late Carl Richards and Doug Swisher in their excellent book "Selective Trout" noted that they had encountered Sulphurs just about year round on SoHo.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:54 AM
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Tail waters aren't on the same time table for insect hatches that our freestone streams are. Remember the water that is being released is a more consistent temperature year round which effects hatches.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:01 PM
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Interesting. This ol' dog learned something today. I've only encountered sulphurs during the late spring/early summer on the Hiwassee. I got into the hatch there a few years ago and it was a blast!
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I have seen them at all times in the year on the Clinch.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:18 PM
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I'll have to say that the trout I fished over sat. were nearly impossible.
They have seen so many real and fake bugs this year it's insane. I've fished the Henry's Fork, DePuys, Silvercreek, etc. and these trout were pickier!
I did see some really good looking soho flies on Hugh Hartsell's web site that I think might help me out though.
Non-standard cripples and emergers were what worked somewhat sat..

Another comment on the SoHo: This is the buggiest river in the southeast by far. It's wierd though because of how trashy the mid to lower river is.
Refrigerators, bicycles, 100ft. sections of cable, typewiters, etc.
Didymo out the yingyang.

By the way, don't go, it's too crowded.

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You may have noticed that Hugh has started posting some fly tying videos in the "Reports" section of his site. Just a couple so far, but more to come. Sillvercreek
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:50 PM
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Another comment on the SoHo: This is the buggiest river in the southeast by far. It's wierd though because of how trashy the mid to lower river is.
Refrigerators, bicycles, 100ft. sections of cable, typewiters, etc.
Didymo out the yingyang.

By the way, don't go, it's too crowded.

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This river is also junky and has no trout.

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