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Tyler Legg
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
It is hot outside in the Carolinas, particularly in the Piedmont. A cold front is set to move through the area tomorrow afternoon, bringing with it, like most cold fronts this time of year, thunderstorms. With Memorial Day weekend almost here, this weekend is going to be very busy whether you're fishing in the Smokies or you're taking advantage of the last weekend of DH season (DH ends next Saturday). Then again, it seems as if all of the people are congregating around my neck o' the woods here in Kannapolis/Concord for the race. The fishing this weekend is going to great. With that being said, the water levels on a lot of the WNC streams and rivers are starting to get a little low. Not too bad at all though. We'll get some rain tomorrow which should bump stream levels up. They are at a comfortable temperature, so wet wading is preferred by most right now. Of course, if you have a business meeting at 5 and you can't afford to get wet, breathable waders are still fairly comfortable.

Fishing here in western NC has been pretty good. Right now, it's better to get out on the river early and then take a break in the middle of the day, before heading back out to catch the evening hatches. Those evening hatches are mainly consisting of Light Cahills, Yellow Sallies, Green Drakes, Caddis, Sulphurs, and of course midges of all varieties. Terrestrials have been big fish producers as of late. I think it's safe to say fish are starting to look for hoppers. Try a #12 Parachute Hopper or a #10 Club Sandwich. It's also a good idea to drop a small #14 "ish" Pheasant Tail Nymph, Lightning Bug, Prince, etc behind the dry. Beatles, ants, inchworms, crickets, etc are also out. Cast your terrestrial of choice under overhanging vegetation and hang on. Light tippets are going to be a must, as most rivers are running crystal clear. Make sure you are stealthy, try not to let your line drift over your fish, make a decent presentation, and you should do well.

The forum has had several good discussions recently. It does get quiet sometimes, so sign up and join! New members are always welcome, whether you are a beginner or a long time fly fisherman. It's completely free and it's safe. Share your fishing reports, fish pictures, freshly tied flies, questions, etc. We're hoping to start the tying contest up again soon when more members are present. Hope to see you over there.


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