Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Report

Posted by on January 26, 2022
Fly Fishing the Smokies, Float Trips, Tuckasegee River

Fly Fishing Report January 26, 2022

This week a nice warming trend sweeps across the Smoky Mountain region through Thursday. Highs each day creep into the low 50’s with the sun shinning through. We expect stream temps to warm slightly creating a flurry of trout feeding activity. Don’t be surprised to see afternoon hatches of winter black stones and blue winged olives bringing trout to the surface. Makes sure to bring a handful of dry flies to the river!

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The Tuckasegee River continues to impress this week. Our clients are sticking some very nice trout. Float Trips are the way to go in the cooler months for comfort and staying dry, and great way to cover more water. Currently we are catching some giants by stripping streamers tight to the banks in slacker water. Big browns and Bows are crusing these areas in search of easy meals. Dont strip too fast, as a slower moving bait fish pattern will get you plenty of attention from a predator. Hatches of Blue Wings and winter black stones are bringing trout to the surface mid day. On warmer sunny days expect to have some solid dry fly action. Nymphing heavy always picks up fish on the Tuck, getting flies down to the bottom really makes a difference.

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