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Fly Fishing the Nantahala River

Posted by on October 17, 2012

Nice Nantahala Rainbow

The Nantahala Delayed Harvest has been fishing really well over the past few days and the fall colors are at their peak.  Yesterday, I guided repeat client Manny T. from Greenville, SC.  Manny put some nice rainbows and brook trout in the net.  Most fish were taken on a #12 Quasimodo Pheasant Tails, #14 Catamount Nymphs and #8 Olive/Black Conehead Buggers.

Today, I guided repeat client Ed F. from Fayettville, NC.  He started off the morning by putting several small rainbows in the net that were taken on a #8 Brown Conehead Bugger.  Ed also landed some nice brook trout nymphing with #12 Quasimodo Pheasant Tails with a #16 Chartreuse Brassie.  During the afternoon we switched over to a dry fly dropper with a #14 Yellow PMX with a #16 Red Just Add Water.  Most fish were taken on the PMX.  Toward the end of the day Ed landed a brown trout for the Nantahala Grand Slam.

If you are interested in a guided trip on this stream please email or call us.  We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day wade trips on the Upper and Lower Nantahala.  828-587-HOOK


Fall Fly Fishing on the Nantahala River

Nantahala Brook Trout