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Guided Fly Fishing on the Nantahala River

Posted by on March 24, 2013

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding Gary and Emily on a full day trip on the Nantahala River Delayed Harvest section.  The morning was overcast and cold and the fishing was fairly slow with only a handful of fish hooked and a couple of fish brought to the net.

Fly Fishing the Nantahala River

The afternoon was a completely different story.  The bug activity in the afternoon increased tremendously as well as the number of fish rising to the surface.  Gary and Emily both netted some very nice Brook, Rainbow and Brown trout, including several beautiful wild rainbows.  Emily landed the big fish of the day, a 16″ brown.  Gary caught fish nymphing, streamer fishing and dry/dropper.  Emily stuck to nymphing most of the day but did have several fish rise to a #16 Blue Wing Olive.  Both anglers also ended the day with a Nantahala River Grand Slam.  What a fantastic day on the water here in beautiful Western North Carolina.  Book your  next fly fishing with us.  828-587-HOOK

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Hot flies for the day were:  #8 Olive/Black Hot Head Marvins, #16 Orange Thread Frencies, #16 Rainbow Warriors, #16 Para Blue Wing Olive, #10 UV Olive/Black Bugger and #16 Just Add Water.

The Nantahala River is just a short drive from Bryson City, Cherokee, Andrews and our fly shop located in Sylva, NC.  We guided the Delayed Harvest section from Oct.-June and the lower section all year except for the month of March.