Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nashville Fly Fishing

We returned from Louisiana and the red fish only to find the trout around the Middle Tennessee area having been waiting. The trips to river since the return have been good. The trout have decided they like our streamers and bugs. The trout have the anglers and the guide both very happy.
The flows from Center Hill have been high during the week days. One and two generators throughout the day have been feeding the river with plenty of flow. These have been streamer days with some unorthodox methods that have been bringing fish to the net. These trips are not easy, but can be rewarding.
When angler's get themselves in the front brace the old "bang the banks" type of fishing is the go-to. But, throughout the winter I've been working on some techniques that everyone is not using. Those techniques have been helping angler's get their "hero shots' and shots for this report. Frankly the right speed of retrieve is pretty much, well, everything.
If throwing a streamer all day on the Caney isn't your cup of tea then the lower flows of the weekend days may be for you. These trips have been fun with a little bit of streamers and a little bit of nymphing. The trips have been productive and angler's have been experiencing some good catch rates. The browns are as colorful as I can remember and the pink/red stripe on the rainbows is vivid.

The Elk River has been flowing 80 CFS on the weekends. That flow is favorable to fishing for both wading and floating anglers. Streamers have been bringing a few fish to the net but the nymph still is producing the most fish and most times the nicest fish.
We are hoping the institution of the 20" limit will help with growing some bigger browns on the Elk. The signage is not in the parking lot under Highway 50 it can be found in the upper parking lot. This will hopefully be a step in the right direction.
Another nice Middle Tennessee Brown Trout
Vivid Lines and Good Color

Late Evening Floats on the River
Overall the trips to the river have been good. Angler's who have been in the casting braces have been pretty happy and that makes the guy on the oars pretty happy as well. It's been good to talk with anglers and be able to help some with their adventures on the rivers around Middle Tennessee. If you have questions and just need some direction or want to book a trip and get a date on the calendar, as always feel free to email, text or call. 
More Good Color

Eye Don't Know, I Don't Know

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