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Old 04-29-2006, 06:32 PM
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Hello Everyone,

A group of us are coming from Middle TN and Middle OH and we are going to meet in Upper East TN. We will be fishing the Watauga and SoHo. I am tying flies for the group and was wondering what is working best right now on these two rivers, this time of year?

Thanks in advance,
Luke
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:56 PM
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I haven't made it to the watauga, but the SoHo is great year round...can't go wrong with a staple of pheasent tails #14-20, grey scuds, midge patterns like brassies, zebras, and standard grey and olive bodied... caddis....don't really know how much dry action is going on right now, but with the sulphur season nearing would be good to have some dries and emergers, throw in some BWO as well...black fly larvae, emergers, and dries are about as common as the midges and are often confused with them when the fish are feeding top water on an "invisible hatch" - I have a buddy who likes uses a tiny griffiths gnat during the in the film takes when blackflies are coming off...
Just a small list, am sure there are others with a better set up....
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:42 PM
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Waterborn pretty much nailed the SOHO those flies will put you on some fish. The Watauga has been having a great caddis hatch lately. I will be fishing it tommorow,I'll let you know.

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Old 05-02-2006, 06:41 PM
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Hello Everyone,

A group of us are coming from Middle TN and Middle OH and we are going to meet in Upper East TN. We will be fishing the Watauga and SoHo. I am tying flies for the group and was wondering what is working best right now on these two rivers, this time of year?

Thanks in advance,
Luke

Fished on the Wataugua in Low water conditions weekend before last, I threw #16Dark Brown Caddis, 14 George Nymph, and a #22 blue winged olive and caught Fish on each one. Probably just hungry stockers as my biggest fish was a 10" Rainbow.
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:39 PM
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Thanks for the information. We are heading out tomorrow after lunch and I will give a report when we return.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:08 PM
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I was one of the group that went fishing with LW on the Wautauga and SoHo. If you ever get a chance to fish with LW, let him cook you a trout with potatoes and roasted onion. mmm....mmmm good

Feed him Bourbon and coke in just the right proportion and he becomes a veritable frugal gourmet on the stream.


The Wautauga was a great stream. From my standpoint, small bead head flies were the ticket. The fish I caught on the surface were caught mainly after the dry got dunked just under the surface. I did learn that throwing a streamer on when nymph and dry flyfishing is slow is a good move. A gray ghost and a mickey finn performed well.

Thank you all for helping us have a great trip.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:29 AM
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Matt it was a pleasure to fish and dine with you. Thanks for the outstanding breakfast and bologna sandwhiches.

Rumor has it, that you have a VERY good Sunday?
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:18 PM
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I always have a good day when there is noone around to validate the catch. But if you get on the "shoals" are of the Wautauga, throw a streamer up against the bank a few times. *Also, throw it down thru the main flow and ease it back to you sloooooowly.
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