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Old 08-14-2009, 02:27 PM
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Does anyone fish the Clinch River tailwater in TN? If so, any advice on the flies this time of year? I ask because I'm heading up there next Friday morning and fishing the weekend.

I'm taking my kayak to float it as I know a lot of the area is private property and the open areas get heavy local pressure.

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Scott: If you don't receive any responses to your question, here is a link to a fly shop that fishes that river. http://www.croutfitters.com/index.html
You might give them a call or stop in and pay them a visit. Usually when I stop in and ask a fly shop for their expertise, I buy a few flies from them. Good luck with the fishing, be sure to post back with a trip report and some pictures of the stream if you have a camera.

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:47 PM
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Thank you for the link, Larry. I'll get in touch with them and see what they recommend.

Yes, I've got a camera and will definitely put up a report and plenty of photos for everyone!

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This time of year it's mostly midge fishing (daytime) unless the Cicada's are going. CR Outfitters (Cal) are definitely the best resource on the river. Expect to fish size 22+ zebra midges, sow bugs, etc.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:38 PM
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Burk -

Well, it was a successful first trip to the Clinch a little over a week ago. I wound up catching 14 trout on Saturday (floating in my kayak) fishing a #20 black zebra midge. My largest was a 17" stocker rainbow.

Thanks to all for the advice. By the way, CR Outfitters is shut down and so is the shop.

Here are examples of my catch

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Brookie

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Rainbow

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