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Tuckasegee River Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing

Posted by on November 7, 2011

On Saturday, myself, Clint, and Matthew had the pleasure of working with several of the young men from our local Boy Scout Troop.  This fine group of scouts are now well on their way to earning their Fly Fishing merit badges.  Several of the boys caught some nice rainbow and brook trout on the fishing segment of the day as well as learning overhead and roll cast techniques.   We also had the opportunity to talk to them about fishing and access regulations, bug and fly identification and knot tying.  A superb day on the water introducing these future fly fisherman to the sport.  If you have a troop that is interested in this please feel free to contact us.

Intro to Fly Fishing with Troop 999

Today, I had a few hours before I had to be at the fly shop so I slipped down to the Tuck.  There was no generation so the water was extremely low.  There were a few fish rising so I tied on a #18 Blue Wing Olive and landed a few rainbows and a couple of brook.  I switched over to a #8 Hot Head Marvin with a #16 Pink Beadhead Prince Nymph dropper and landed close to two dozen more trout.  Most of the fish were in the 12-14 inch range with several fish around 16″.  With the East Fork release the water was due to come up around 10am so I had to cut the morning short.  The primary hatch for November will be Blue Wing Olives, Dun and Tan Caddis, and Dark Midges.  Call or message us for a list of suggested patterns to use on the Tuck or any of the other surrounding streams and rivers.

Little Brookie on a Hot Head Prince Nymph