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    Default tailwaters

    thinking about hitting a tailwater this week, before my spring break is up. possibly the HI or watauga. anyone have any reports to share or a status update on the fishing?
    Trevor

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    Have you checked the flow on the Doe? At 1150cfs I don't think the Watagua will be fishable below the Doe. The river above the Doe should be ok.

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    Default SoHo fishing well

    Don't know about the HI or the Watauga, but the SoHo was fishing well the beginning of the week. I took a little time off Monday afternoon and hit the river a little after 2:00. I caught 15-20 fish in 3 hours. Caught several 14-15" browns. Mostly nymph fishing (trying out a new fly). Did catch a few on BWO's when I first arrived before switching over to nymphs. I noticed this morning that the river has a lot of color down here in Bluff City. There have finally been some decent BWO hatches the last couple of weeks.

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    is the doe the one that runs through elizabethton?

    mtnmike, what size BWO's?
    Trevor

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    Trevor,
    20's or smaller. I fish almost nothing but 20's. Thorax, Comparadun, Parachutes all in 20's.
    And yes the Doe runs through Elizabethton and runs into the Watauga just above the public access behind the ball field.
    Mike

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    Trevor,
    I should also mention that most of my better fish came on nymph's. However last Friday I got a beautiful 17" rainbow on a BWO camparadun.
    Mike

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    thanks mike, I'm heading to the soho tomorrow. will possibly hit the watauga as well. what nymphs should I be tying?
    Trevor

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    Default Nymphs?

    Trevor,
    While I don't use it very often the zebra midge is a fly you definitely want to have with you. Without telling the world exactly what I prefer to use, I will just say very slim profiled mayfly nymphs in 16-20's. When fishing a dry/dropper rig I will sometimes use size 24 micro mayflies. If you will give me an e-mail address I will be more specific.
    Mike

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    email: ttas67@gmail.com

    thanks
    Trevor

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    Trevor,
    I sent you an e-mail.
    Mike

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