I spent the last two days on the water with Doug H. from Zebulon, NC. We started out on the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest on the first day and fished until the water came up from the East Fork release. He put a lot of fish in the net including the one pictured below. Hot flies were #12 Yellow Sucker Spawn and #14 and #16 Rainbow Warriors.
After lunch we hit a small stretch of Scotts Creek just outside of Sylva and boy did Doug put on a show. We were fishing a dry dropper rig with a big Royal PMX and a rainbow warrior dropper. Occasionally we will go with bigger dry flies this time of year mainly to use as an indicator. The fish didn’t seem to mind the bigger dry flies as Doug hooked into and landed several nice trout on the dry including two beautiful brookies.
On the Cherokee Trophy Section Doug put some very nice rainbows in the net including the one pictured above. Several big fish were taken on a #8 Coles Peachy Gummy Bugger and several big fish were taken on our famous Hot Head Marvin Stonefly in size 8. The two biggest fish of the day never made it to the net and snapped off just after being hooked. Overall it was two wonderful days on the water with some fantastic company. Tight Lines Everyone!