Jan/Feb 2015 Guide Report

We have been fishing a various free stone streams along with the S. Holston tailwater. The upper sections of the S. Holston river are producing well with the run of spawning fish upstream. Hatches of midges and bluewings are coming off daily, with the peak times being mid to late afternoon. Random caddis, slates, and even some sulfurs will pop throughout the entire river.

Whether wade fishing the small streams or floating the big water, now is a good time to book a freestone fishing trip. Most of the freestone streams are fishing well with the right conditions and warmer weather. We have seen very little freeze up, and nice hatches of gray stones, caddis, slates, and midges are prevalent on certain days. Good water flows on the big rivers have allowed us to guide some remote places where fish seldom if ever see flies. The crowds fishing the NC DH sections have subsided and the fish have shifted to more wild feeding lanes… all the better.

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