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Started by troutphisher, February 24, 2008, 22:21:34 PM
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Woolly and I fished the South Holston today. I couldn't make the early arrival, so Wool fished the first hour by him self, until I showed up.
We fished an area where the bwo's were coming off yesterday, in hopes of a repeat performance. We were not disappointed.
I started the day fishing nymphs on a dropper rig. I fished a size 18 mighty may as the first fly, and dropped a size 18 bwo emerger off about 20".
I fished a riffle section and had fun catching rainbows. Their colors are in full spawn.Some had deep shades of rose sides and cheek plates.
Around 11:00 am the bwo hatch was on big time, the fish were boiling on the surface taking flies at leisure. At times it seamed the whole surface of the water was covered with bwo's.
I snapped a pic of a bwo just emerging and drying it's wings on some rocks, when I looked at the pic later tonight, I noticed another bwo in the upper right corner of the picture.
We both switched to dry fly's and had fun catching rising fish. Wool came down river to where I was fishing and fished just up stream of me. I caught a good action shot of Wool, catching a nice brown on a bwo dry.
We moved down stream, later in the day to fish the last hour of day light.I managed several more rainbows and browns in the riffles and seams.I was just about ready to call it quits for the night, when a DNR officer pulled up and ask how I was doing, then asked to see my license. This is the second time in as many weeks, I've been stopped and checked. It's good to see and hopefully will curtail the poaching.
It was another good day on the water, and good to fish with Keith again.
Here are some pic's of the day.
Another great report. The colors of the fish are spectacular. 0--0
Sounds like you got your fill of Soho this weekend - very nice work!
We had a TWRA guy check our licenses not long ago on Big Springs...& have been hearing of others being checked the last couple months - good to hear it's continuing.
Thanks for the report - 0--0
cell phone shots of the day...
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New years resolution -- Keep up my fly fishing blog....
Keith's 2008 Fly Fishing Log ;hb
I fished it today... BWO's still coming off... Actually great dy fly fishing.. The river hasn't missed a beat all winter.. And man, the bows are fired up-- red from top to bottom,
I will be up there this weekend. Hoping to fish both rivers in some sort of float/wade combo.... I will be bringing one of the guys from the fly fishing film tour who is interested in doing a film about the area, so I hope we have something go on to make it interesting...of course the place rarely disappoints.
Great report & pictures.Almost like being there.
Thanks, I needed that!
Heres a couple more pic's of some rainbows and a brown with really deep colors.The colors on the rainbows side rose stripe was really pronounced, along with the deep shades of green of their backs.
The brown was surprisingly dark in color too.
Great feeshies...I need a fix...
Great report - beautiful colors.
My list of gotta go to's keeps getting longer the more I visit this forum.
Now the SoHo is moving up the list quickly.