Fly Fishing Report for Asheville Area ~ March 2010
Looking Glass Creek 2/14/10 ~ Little Black Stone Flies (Black Stimulator) with a Sedge Caddis (Cream Caddis Larva) dropper fished fairly well for Rainbows with water temps at 43°. More takes on the dropper. Water levels were perfect. Rigged with 9 ft 6x nylon leader with 6x nylon tippet to the dropper.
Davidson River – 2/14/10 ~ Blue Quills (size 16) are hatching right on schedule. Good luck with the Blue Quill Dry and Blue Quill Loop Wing Emerger. Hatchery section fished very well with gray midges (Johnny Flash) and red midges (Sparrow Fly and red Poxy Larva) as droppers following an egg pattern. A good number of 20” plus fish were hooked on these flies. Rigged with 9 ft 6x nylon leader with 6x fluorocarbon tippet to the dropper. Water temp was at 47°. Informed by fisherman that as of this week (Feb 27th) the Quill Gordons are hatching in size 10 to 12! Use traditional Quill Gordon Dry Fly patterns as well as the local “Charlie Whomper”.
Raven Fork Trophy Water – Cherokee – 2/21/10 ~ Great hatches of Blue Quills coming off in certain sections of the trophy water. Also good hatches of the Gray Sedge Caddis (Peacock Caddis Dry Fly).Great success with Blue Quill Loop Wing Emerger dropped behind a Boss Hog Stonefly Nymph bouncing them up off the bottom. Later in the day a few fish were taken on the Blue Quill Dry size 16. Water temp was 47°. Twenty or so fish taken from 10” to 23”.
South Holston River – Tennessee – 2/22/10 ~ A phenomenal hatch of Blue Wing Olives as the conditions were cloudy, humid and warm (54° air and water temp). Hooked dozens of fish from 9” to 16” on various stages of BWO’s. Half dry fly action on BWO Klink Emerger and CDC Biot Body Comparadun BWO size 18 and half nymph action on BWO Splitcase Nymph and BWO Loop Wing Emerger also size 18. Fish nymphs deep early in the day and fish flies higher in the water column as the day progresses. Rigged with 9 ft 6x nylon leader with 6x fluorocarbon tippet to the dropper.
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