TN Stream Reports


Last Update: July 6th, 2017


The Watauga has been fishing really well lately. Sulphurs and terrestrials are the way to go right now.  Here are the patterns you need to have handy:

pheasant tails, Adams purple parachute (16-18), parachute and cdc sulphur patterns. Stoneflies and worm patterns will produce as well. Don’t forget what a great terrestrial stream the Watauga can be. Make sure to have a selection of inchworms, ants and beetles.


Wading opportunities on the Holston have improved with a more settled weather pattern.  It’s all about the sulphur hatches right now and that should not change anytime soon.  Here’s what you need in your fly box if you’re headed over that way:

zebra midges in black and olive, WD-40’s in olive, rainbow warriors and small pheasant tails. On top CDC and parachute sulphur patterns and blue winged olive patterns are all you’ll need right now. Streamers can be deadly during high water conditions, especially if you get a cloudy day.

You can check the generation schedule for both rivers on the “Links” page of our website.