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Tyler Legg
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
1.) The Hiwassee awaits me early tomorrow. I usually get out there shortly after sunrise and fish until about 10:15 or so (up until TVA starts generating to unwadeable levels, which is usually by 10 AM). I have tied a dozen or so large #10-12 Isonychia dries. I tie them comparadun style (Comparanychia is what I call them...). The Clinch is famous for it's Sulphurs, the freestone streams in NC and TN are known for their extraordinary evening Yellow Sallies and Light Cahills, and here, the Hiwassee is famous for it's Isonychias. Albeit the "Slate Drake" hatches aren't spectacular, the bugs are large enough to make up for the sporadic hatches and small numbers during a single hatch. The 'nychias are almost the equivalent to the famed Salmonfly hatch out in Montana. Anyways, I found my spot on the Hiwassee and I'm going to thoroughly fish it...I'll be on the hunt tomorrow morning. If the water isn't high and swift, I'll try and use dries exclusively. I love the thrill of watching a trout (small or large) meeting a well presented dry at the surface.

2.) I need to buy another USB cord for the computer for uploading fish pictures...It's been awhile you say?!!


David Knapp said...

Glad you're enjoying the Hiwassee. It can get tough during the summer months but there are still plenty of fish in there... One of these days you need to head over here to fish the Caney...lots of good sight fishing opportunities right now if you're into that sort of thing... Oh, and that fish was on the Caney...

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Hey David,

Sorry about the late response. I've been on the Nantahala and the Oconaluftee yesterday and today...Just got back half an hour ago.

I am seriously considering the Caney. After I recently purchased an annual TN liscense, I'll try to fish most, if not all of the famous TN tailwaters...


David Knapp said...


Feel free to give me a shout if you are heading this way and I'll be glad to show you some spots and how the river fishes.

So did you fish the Cherokee trophy water on the 'luftee or somewhere else?

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Will do...

I did get the oppurtunity to fish the C&R Trophy section on the 'luftee. Hooked into a few very nice Palominos. The Oconaluftee is in my top ten Southeast fly fishing rivers now...


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