Fly Fishing with Streamers on the Clinch River

The Clinch has had a long run with one of our favorite flows, one generator, but the fishing remains a little tough. I had a guided float today and the river produced, but didn’t exactly show off. Absolutely nothing happened on nymphs today and there were few insects moving. Everything we saw was midges, no sulphurs.

We were forced to make our own action with streamers. Fishing wasn’t exactly red hot, but there was enough action to keep it interesting. We got some fish in the boat. The best three were a 15″ brown, 16″ brown, and 16″ rainbow. There were also a few close calls with three LARGE browns that ate the fly but just didn’t get hooked. All were at least 18″.

Clinch River Brown Trout

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Fly Fishing With Streamers