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Tyler Legg
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Pretty dreary, cloudy day here in the Tar Heel State. No rain, just gray skies that look as if rain could fall at any moment. For fly fisherman, it's great weather. Blue Winged Olives are known for hatching on days like today. There will be a lot of folks taking time off and traveling this week as Thanksgiving is on Thursday. That usually means you may run into some crowds if you plan on fishing, especially on Saturday.

The area streams in western NC are fishing well as of right now. Delayed Harvest streams such as the Mitchell River, the DH streams at Stone Mtn and South Mtn, Helton Creek, Wilson Creek, etc are fishing exceptional well with recent stockings and good flows. Most of the DH fish can be caught on Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Copper Johns, egg patterns, San Juan Worms, Y2K's, Green Weenies and most bugs in between. Elk Hair Caddis or Stimulator may bring a fish or two up to surface, but don't count on it. Trout are pretty lazy when the water temps get cold.

I may get out to do a little fishing on Thanksgiving day while up in Fancy Gap, VA. Hiking to a private pond that holds rainbows looks to be the best option. Might try it while the bird's in the oven.

2 comments:

Lance Milks said...

Hey Tyler,

Great day in SMSP. I was going to try the Mitchell, but last minute changed my mind for more familiar waters since I was taking a budy. The morning was hot. I landed a nice 18 inch rainbow which made my day. It was a mix bag, mostly nymphs and emergers but, that big one hit on top, (dropper rig). I finished the day with about 18 fish. My friend however only managed 1. I think I retied more knots and tippet for him than I have used all year, lol.

Lance

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Lance,

An 18 fish day with a fish topping 18 inches is a heck of a trip!! I've noticed the larger fish being caught at Stone Mtn. I hooked into a rainbow that was 17 maybe 18 inches on a Zonker back in early October. I also noticed some pretty large rainbows holding in the deeper pools. They are fun. Especially when they readily hit dries.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Tyler

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