01-04-2010, 12:41 PM
Re: western north carolina fishing
Fishing is good especially mid day (warmest part)...
from the local report:
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:
Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Bead Head Micro Midge Black 22
Hetro-genius Nymph Orange 18-20
Crystal Midge Pupa Black 22-24
Cdc Midge Pupa Black 22
Red Hot Nymph Red 24-26
Lightning Bug Silver, Pearl, Red 20
in short, black midge larve and Pupa are main stay. bottom line is SMALL flies and I would prepare for using a "cast" of them, focusing on the bottom 4 inches of the water column. Look for the deep slow sections and get them down on the bottom. Imploy a strike indicator to detect the take as they are very timid. There is opportunity for some dry fly action but it shouldn't be your primary focus.