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Guided Fly Fishing on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail

Posted by on April 22, 2012

Pam nymphing for Trout on The Tuck

Aside from a few days of high water levels, the WNC Fly Fishing Trail has been pretty hot.  The Tuckasegee has been extremely hot ever since the March and April stockings.  Scotts Creek, Caney Fork, Rough Butt and Chattooga have all been producing some nice fish as well.  Last Thursday and Friday, I had the pleasure of guiding Pam and Wendy from the Winston Salem area.  It was Wendy’s first time fly fishing and only Pam’s second time fly fishing.  We fished the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest on Thursday afternoon and both ladies pulled in 4 or 5 fish a piece, including a couple of nice rainbows.  Unfortunately my camera battery died almost as soon as we stepped in the water so we were unable to get any photos.

The next morning we decided to try upper Scotts Creek.  We fished for several hours with only one strike on an Elk Hair Caddis, but the water was still a little higher than normal from the heavy  rain a couple of days before.  We packed up and drove down to the Tuck, where the water was high, this time due to the East Fork release.  Here we picked up a few strikes but did not put any fish in the net.

Yesterday evening, I, myself, decided to take advantage of the water being low on the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest.  I met my good friend, Chuck Lewis, on the upper section on South River Rd.  Earlier in the day I had tied up several new Flashabou Tungsten Nymphs and I was eager to give them a try.  On the second or third cast, I hooked and landed a nice 16 inch rainbow.   From then on the fishing was fantastic.  I ended up landing several 16-17 inch rainbows, several brook trout and two

Tuckasegee Brown Trout

browns.  By the time it started getting dark, I had brought close to 30 fish to the net.  Most fish were taken on the #12 Tungsten Flashabou Nymph, and several fish were taken on #14 Tungsten Rainbow Warriors and #8 Brown Hot Head Marvins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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