Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding repeat client Chris B. and his friend Jim from Orlando, Fl. The day started off with overcast skies and light rain. The water was higher than normal and stained from the rain the night before. We started off fishing with heavy nymph rigs and heavy lead-eye buggers. Chris hooked and lost two decent fish and Jim hooked a nice rainbow that nearly jumped into his waders.
After moving to a different area of the catch and release waters, Chris quickly got into several nice fish including the 19″-20″ bow pictured below. Jim also landed several fish in the 13-15″ range. By early to mid afternoon the water had cleared up a lot and fish were even rising to Little Yellow Stoneflies. Most fish were taken on #8 Brown Hot Head Marvins and #8 Peach Wooly Buggers and one or two on a #12 Orange Squirmy Worm.
If you are interested in guided fly fishing on this river please contact us. Lead guide, Jason Cole, grew up fishing these waters and has been guiding on them for the past 10 seasons. To book a trip just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-587-HOOK. Let Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service take you on your next fly fishing adventure.