We have been guiding on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail a lot in the last few weeks. The small streams on the trail have been producing some nice fish and healthy numbers all summer. We have guided our clients to Scotts Creek, Caney Fork, Mull Creek, Beech Flat and Rough Butt Creek. Scotts Creek with its summer stocking through August has been producing some nice stockers as well as plenty of decent wild rainbows and wild browns. We have seen some wild browns in the 16-18″ on several occasions.
Mull Creek and Rough Butt have been producing some really big brookies and some decent wild rainbows. Hot flies over the past few weeks have been #10-14 BH Inchworms, #16-18 Just Add Water, #14-16 Rainbow Warriors, #12-16 Yellow Stimulators and Yellow PMX, #12-16 Royal and Yellow Humpies.
In just over a month one of the best streams in the Southeast will be stocked again. The Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest section in Webster will receive its first fall stocking the first week of Oct. The five mile stretch of DH waters will receive almost 10,000 fish over two days of stocking during this time. This is one of the best times of year to fish the Tuckasegee River but look for this section of river to have plenty of wading anglers and a several drift boats and rafts. The section between the Hwy 107 bridge and the webster bridge is usually the busiest so head down river to North River Road to get away from the crowds.
If you are interested in booking a trip with some of the best guides in the business just email or call Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service. Our guides love what they do and are patient, knowledgeable and friendly. You can book a day on one of these fine streams or maybe one of the more remote streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We also have float trips available for Smallmouth Bass through the end of October. firstname.lastname@example.org 828-587-HOOK