TN Stream Reports
Last Update: December 11, 2017
WATAUGA RIVER (TN)
The Watauga has been fishing well. Make sure to check the generation schedule if you plan on wading. BWO nymphs and general mayfly nymphs have been the ticket. Here are the patterns you need to have handy:
pheasant tails (16-20), Adams purple parachute (16-18), zebra midges in black and olive (18-20). Stoneflies and worm patterns will produce as well. Pheasant tails are also producing on a curved hook or straight.
THE SOUTH HOLSTON RIVER (TN)
The late fall fishing has been great on the South Holston. Colder weather means beatis and that’s pretty much been the game plan the last few weeks. Here’s what you need in your fly box if you’re headed over that way:
zebra midges in black and olive (18-20), rainbow warriors and small pheasant tails (18-20), flashback beatis nymphs and WD40 in olive. 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.