Rivers & Streams in Great Shape for Fly Fishing on Labor Day Weekend

We’ve had several days of steady rains here in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. This will have excellent results for anyone planning to do some fly fishing over the coming weekend. Yesterday we received a shade less than an inch of rain here in Townsend and about the same in Galinburg. However, the main ridgeline of the Smokies, most of it well over 5000′, received 3″ of rain or more. There was some high water today, but the water has already fallen off and cleared.

Hit the water with #16 Parachute Adams and Stimulators. Standard nymphs like a #14-16 Beadhead Pheasant Tail will certainly produce.

TVA generation schedules are always set for the best recreational opportunities so you can count on good conditions on the tailwaters. Midge patterns are a must for the Clinch and a #16 Beadhead Pheasant Tail works on any of the big rivers in the area.

See you on the water!