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Guided Fly Fishing on the Tuckasegee River

Posted by on April 1, 2012

Julie with a nice brook trout under the Webster Bridge

It has been a very busy weekend here at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding Tom on a half day trip on the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest.  It was a fairly slow day with just a few fish brought to the net with several long distance releases.  Fish were taken on a #8 Olive and Black Hot Head Marvin.

Robert with a nice brown

Today, I guided Julie and Robert R. from Athens, Ga. on a full day float trip on the Tuckasegee River.  Julie caught four 15-17 brook trout and probably 15-20 rainbows.  Robert got the grand slam with several nice brook and rainbow along with the big brown pictured to the left and even one red-eye bass.

Most fish were taken on a Hot Head Marvin with a #12-14 Prince Nymph dropper.  Many of the big fish were taken on a #6 Light Olive Wooly Bugger with a Prince Nymph dropper.

During the late morning and early afternoon there was a large Caddis hatch and a small sporadic Sulphur hatch.

Overall fantastic couple of days on the water spent with some great company.

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