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Tyler Legg
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008




1.) Here in the Charlotte area, it is in the low 70's and the sun is hidden by sporadic cloud cover. Rain is forecasted to move into the area around noon, and up in the mountains, by as early as mid morning. This is excellent news for the trout and fly fisherman, because it there hasn't been a decent, soaking rain here in NC for a few weeks.

2.) Tomorrow will bring the chance for you to tie on that streamer, and use possibly 3x and 4x tippet, and catch that big guy that is to smart for us fisherman. If you are lucky, you may see a few olives hatching, depending on when the clouds and damp weather moves in. People have mentioned that Green Weenies have been working very well right know. Copper Johns and PT nymphs will produce a few strikes. As for dries, I would use #14-22 Adams, with a small beadhead as a dropper. This will show you which fly the trout would rather take. When the rain starts, and the river starts it's ascent, use streamers and big back stoneflies. Sculpins may also be a good fly to use. Experiment with different flies, and narrow your selection down to the most likely insect the fish are feeding on at that time. Water may rise very quickly if there is a downpour upstream tomorrow through Friday. I remember fishing the Nantahala River over in Robbinsville, NC one morning, and while I was putting my waders on, and exchanging an old leader with a new leader, I noticed the water levels where low, and not intimidating at all. I walked over to the bank, and watched for any rising fish, or any fish for that matter. I noticed that the rocks I was planning to stand on were gradually disappearing under about a foot of water in as little as a minute. The calm, shallow riffle on the far side of the river went from a shallow riffle, to a class III rapid. Shortly after rafts started floating down the river, and we decided to head upstream, and fish above the put ins, where the rafts originated from. I new the trout were refusing those big, yellow things, and if they were not, I didn't have any yellow raft flies on hand. Anywho, I fished in the extreme headwaters of the Nantahala, and found that there were no rafts, and a lot of 9-13 inch trout under the rhododendrons. I immediately observed a small, but truculent little brown trout eating small light cahills, (which looked to be about a size 16). So, I tied a light cahill on and dropped it about 4 feet in front of the him. He ignored it at first, but eventually he couldn't take it any more, and he grabbed my fly once it was about a foot past him. Little things like this, are like adding wood to a fire. It isn't going to fade away until you stop learning and enjoying the sport.

3.) More later....make it a good day.

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