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Fly Fishing on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail

Posted by on February 9, 2014

The fly fishing on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Fishing Trail has been hot all winter long.  The Tuckasegee River, Ravens Fork, Scotts Creek, and Caney Fork  have been our go to streams over the past few weeks.  The Tuck generation schedule has been all over the place over the past few weeks with a few days of low water in the am hours.    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding three new clients on the  Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest section along North River Rd.  Beginners Brad, Cliff and Scott all picked up on the basics rather quickly and began putting fish in the net just a few minutes after stepping into the river.  Overall each client put around 8-9 rainbows in the net.  Cliff hooked into but eventually lost the biggest fish of the day, which looked to be in the 18-20″ range.


Begginer Fly Fishing Trip on the Tuckasegee River


Today, I decided to take advantage of the fly shop’s short hours (10am-2:30pm) and hit Scotts Creek for the afternoon.  The water has been on the high side pretty much all winter long so I knew heavy nymphs would be the ticket.  Earlier at the fly shop I had tied up some #14 Olive Jig flies.  This particular fly is tied on an Umpqua Comp Jig Hook #14 with Coq De Leon tail, olive thread body, chartreuse wire rib with a golden olive Hareline Hares Ice Dub collar.  I fished this as my point fly and fished a Pink Rainbow Warrior for a dropper.  The first 8-9 fish came on the jig fly.  Later I switched the dropper to a small Pheasant Tail and hooked into several more fish including a 16-17″ brown.  By the end of the day close to two dozen wild rainbows were put in the net and two very nice wild browns.  Not a bad afternoon on the water.


Fly Fishing Scotts Creek


Nice Scotts Creek Brown Trout


Hookers Fly Shop guide Miller Watson was also on the river today doing a float trip on the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest.  Miller says the big Tuckasegee Browns were actively chasing large streamers today.   The big browns seem to be sensing the major winter storm that is headed this way in the next couple of day.  Below are a few pics from the Tuckasegee float trip.  Book a trip now by calling 828-587-4665.  Or use the form below.

Big Tuckasegee Brown on a Tuckasegee Float Trip


Hookers Fly Shop guide Miller Watson showing off a nice Tuckasegee Brown Trout


Use the convenient form below to book a trip or inquire about our services and one of our employees will contact you in less than 24 hours to confirm the trip.  In the message line list the type of trip, length, number of anglers and the date of the trip.