Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fly Fishing Near Chattanooga

For anglers who live in Chattanooga and for those who may be visiting for business or pleasure, there are several options for fly fishing. Two of those options will be listed in this report. Want to know the latest info about what's working on the river? We can let you know the latest bugs that are working and the more productive areas. Want to get yourself in the casting brace of a drift boat for a day or half-day? Just email me for the latest bugs or to get a date on the calendar. The fishing has been very good aboard the F/V Southeastern Fly. 
Finally the terrestrials are starting to come around to our way of thinking. We thought they'd never turn back on. Fishing a terrestrial with a nymph or midge dropper is beginning to turn some fish's heads. The water on the Caney Fork has been as clear as I can remember. The fish are skittish (that's may be the understatement of the year) but they will still go for a well placed terrestrial on the correct tippet.
Speaking of the right tippet, the smaller the better...up to a certain point. Presentation is critical, as I have said many times on this report. The trailing midge does require some smaller tippet, but after the trout is fooled  there's still some work to be done. The tippet still has to keep the connection between you and the fish. The Caney does have some fish that don't mind testing tippet and of course your knot stength.
Fly fishing from the casting brace of a drift boat, well, there may not be a better way to fish for trout on the planet. Presentation from the boat is important and easier. The Elk has a lot of vegetation right now. Those who do not know the river will have a harder time finding the right water to drop a fly. Nymphs have been really getting some attention this summer. The rainbows and browns are responding well to our offerings. Again the right presentation in the right area has been giving anglers an above average shot at good numbers of fish.
If you've seen seven states at Rock City or stood in the Falls Room at Ruby Falls and felt the wind, it may be time to occupy one of the casting braces in the drifter. Or if you just want to do something different that a normal tourist doesn't want to, then it may be time to get on the water. The fishing? Well it has been very good aboard the F/V Southeastern Fly.
If you are a seasoned angler or have never picked up a fly rod and want to set up a day on the river e-mail or call/text 615-796-5143 to book a day on the water. For additional booking information see our Homepage and to see the latest fishing report click here.

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